Our semi-regular guest host, Phil Gains, retired Director of South Carolina State Parks joins us.
We are in a historical and unprecedented time. With most state parks closed for an extended period, we will begin to see leaders emerge or be exposed. As leaders, you don’t need to have all of the answers. You need to know how to deal and communicate in a way that communicates the values found in park culture. Consistency, integrity, empathy, and the prioritization of health and safety are key when you find yourself in a crisis without precedent.
Parks is a people business and now, more than ever, leaders must position themselves to care for people. Reach out, document the experience, and find time to care for yourself so you are able to care for others.