In a time of crisis, what kind of leadership do we need?

This pandemic (COVID-19) is a disease that affects multi-populations over multi- countries and multi-continents. It’s in all fifty states and almost all over the world. It’s a silent and deadly enemy to the people and the economies.  Some have even recommend it be handled like a special military operation.


Stanley McChrystal is a retired Four-Star Army General who near the end of his career led the Joint Special Operations Command which included Army Rangers, Navy SEALs and the Delta Force; that’s a highly trained fighting force of 7,500, that’s able to handle some of the most challenging situations in the world.  They understand the importance of Logistics Operations. And it’s going to take a lot of special  team work to defeat this situation.

General McChystal (the tested warrior) said that leaders have to be brutally honest with themselves about what the real situation is, and that they are trying to do. He said that they should be extraordinary candid with their followers; one it’s a sign of respect and it’s just essential for long term effectiveness.  Leaders have to stand up, even when it’s hard, morally questionable, physically dangerous and tests the mantel of the best trained organization.

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Dr. Penny Wheeler (the healing director) runs Allina Health with 11 hospitals and 90 clinics and oversees an organization of more than 29,000 employees. She said her job is to try to learn from her staff and to get barriers out of the way, for effective communication. Don’t be in denial of what the true situation is, and get the information from every vantage point from the people closest to the work. Collaborate and communicate then make your decision based on the best information.


Father Joseph McShane a (Jesuit Priest and President of Fordham University) in New York said that you have to begin with self knowledge; know what your priorities are, be wise enough to ask for advise, and be humble enough to except it. Tough situations bring new awareness: He has ‘seen‘ the University church stained window for years, but this time he “saw it” and it brought tears to him, because it depicted, St. Aloysious  Gonzaga, who died of a plague he contracted while caring for one of the victims of that plague. And even in this perilous time, there is still goodness that is showing itself in the American people and people all over the world. There are still Heroes among us.


One such hero is Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who was relieved from his command (fired) for standing up for his crew, on the Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.

As a former  enlisted person, a Non-Commissioned Officer in the US Air Force and a US Army Quartermaster Officer I have learned that discipline can be taught, but respect must be earned.

To have information about a new high tech holistic device ( that could help home healthcare workers and the clients they serve, but not be able to speak to decision makers during a pandemic is tough. To win the war, I must fight the battles with anxious personnel who won’t talk to strangers because of the Covid-19 protocols.

The Urban Entertainment Business Journal ( a National and Regional Publication) has a Healy Frequency article on  (page 16) that is approved by the Time Waver Headquarters in Germany. The digital copy is  The best way to build, is partnering with others- my link is

A physical packet was developed to explain the who, what, when, how, and why Healy was developed. The U.S. Healy World Partnership packet contains the following

  • Leadership in a time of crisis  letter – why now is the time
  •  Standard Operating Procedures – everybody stays on script
  •  MDA Training (Safety) – protection for patients, users and third parties
  • Healy Comp Plan (Growth) – how workers get paid
  • Healy Programs (Choice) – from the simple to the complex                                                                                                

Doctors and Nurses in the hospitals are in the trenches, trying to save an increasing amount of lives with Class IIb medical devices like Ventilators, Infusions and Intensive monitoring equipment.

Home Health Care Workers may not be in the trenches, but they are still in harms way, plus they provide vital services to those in need. They  should be the ones to distributed a holistic approach to reduce their client  flow into the hospital system.


Author: hackettglobalmarketing14

I'm a two time military veteran (Air Force & US Army). I started blogging to keep my mind active after 40+ years of work. I joined the Air Force to escape the auto assembly line in Detroit. I went to Libya North Africa where Col. Muammar Graddafi was forcing the closure of the base there. The base commander, Col. Daniel "Chappie" James kept a lid on the situation. I was later commissioned in the Army, and "Chappie" became the first African American Four Star General for the Air Force. Blogging just opened up the flood gates. Standing in the Shadows, Listening to the Greats!!! will be my blog novel. If you don't write your story who will?

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