A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT:
Greetings Business Navigators,
As the premier servant leadership organization in the DFW area, we have been flexible and have adapted to respond to the COVID-19 restrictions.
We have resumed our monthly meetings with an excellent virtual presentation by Dee O’Neill of the Brain Performance Institute. Understanding and managing those things that are within our control to reduce stress is very relevant during this time of extraordinary change. There are emotional and physiological impacts by not doing so. One of the more enlightening facts is that by reducing stress, we enable our immune system to more effectively cope with viruses. We have recorded the presentation and Kim has sent out the link to timely information which will help us all to be more effective.
Our next monthly meeting will also be virtual with Philip Andrews presenting another relevant topic, Smart Cities. Be sure to join us on Friday, May 15th at 7:45 am with the presentation starting at 8:00 am.
As a result of our starting virtual Happy Hours, we have established a method of more effectively getting to know each other in an informal environment. All 4 Happy Hours had meaningful conversations. We scheduled additional ones May 12, May 14, May 19 and May 21. I hope you will be able to join us for one of those. Once we resume, a more normal schedule, we will probably retain the format in addition to the more traditional group Happy Hours where we enjoy beverages and the company of others.
During the Happy Hours, we discovered that a number of us have found various technology tools that allow us to perform from our home offices more effectively. We have scheduled an interactive meeting on May 29th where members can share these with others. For example, I personally use a service named Veem which allows international payments for a nominal amount of $1.00. It takes several days for funds to transfer, but allows me to pay these vendors from home. I suspect all of us, have one or more tools or products that would enable someone else to improve their productivity.
As the situation develops, we will adapt further. American ingenuity and creativity flourish best under constraints which challenge us to rethink our businesses and services.
Stay safe and well!