There has been a movement on Facebook urging people to post their senior pictures from high school as a measure of support for the Class of 2020, who, more likely than not, will be without their senior year traditions including prom and graduation. I’m not sure seeing pictures of others will help at all, but something that could be of benefit is a video tribute.

 

The company Tribute estimates that during COVID there will be 50 million birthdays, 2 million graduations, 400K births and 400K weddings that will be impacted. Their contribution to lessening the blow of these missed events is to offer a free video tribute to anyone who has been affected by the quarantine. They offer a simple process to solicit email messages from friends, string them together and share the final product.

 

Even post-virus, think of how you could use this type of tribute for many occasions: welcoming a remote employee to the team, offering a lasting farewell to those departing the organization, congratulating a teammate on a great performance or having presenters set the stage for attendees before a virtual conference.

 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just think of the impact from a video tribute (especially if it’s free). Who can you honor today?

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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