*Emblematic* #6 – More Inspired Opportunities for Business & Organizational Leadership in the Time of Coronavirus

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Emblematic is a Round-Up of Inspired Examples of Organizational Leadership in the #COVID19 Crisis.

Effective leadership requires that our choices under stress be emblematic of our vision and values. Safety, Sustainability, Success. We are not here to give out trophies or ribbons to the fabulous. This is a device for finding and sharing ideas we can put into work to drive our organizations, businesses, missions, people forward in a crisis and beyond. Let’s Go! AND please tweet, FB this post!

This is *Emblematic* #6. For Days 1 through 5 Click here. Loads of items you’ll want to read about.

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Massachusetts Maker of Fine Linens Now Making Sheets to Donate to Hospitals 

In as fine example of corporate citizenship as you could imagine, Matouk is shifting its manufacturing focus from high-end items sold in Bloomingdales to sheets, towels and other items in demand at hospitals and healthcare facilities. And in this extraordinary letter from CEO George Matouk, the Fall River based company is making whatever the healthcare system needs and figuring out how to manufacture masks. Working with other manufacturers and state governments to get this done. Turns out Hanes – the underwear people – is doing something similar as reported by ABC News – making masks (and they have scale!).

Tito’s Vodka Changing Manufacturing Lines to Make Sanitizer Fluid

In a similar vein, popular Tito’s Vodka of Austin, Texas is taking advantage of new rules allowing spirit makers to produce sanitizer — and soon will be making Tito’s cleaning fluid to donate wherever it is needed.

Imagine How Difficult All This Could Be for Someone Suffering From Dementia

Thanks to Joann Chen of impact investment fund Employment Technology Fund at JFF Labs for posting about this – could help many of our families’ caregivers. Embodied Labs is hosting a free webinar on caring for people with dementia during COVID-19, featuring leading experts in the space. Please feel free to share with anyone responsible for the care of someone with dementia. Registration & link to forward is here.

French Luxury Goods Maker to Buy and Donate 40 Million Masks

LVMH is still at it. Innovating in ways they can help. As reported here in the Business of Fashion, which also offers links and summaries of helping efforts across the fashion industry globally – many companies stepping up – of all sizes. This is great stuff. Our editorial question – maybe you know the answer – is why aren’t the governments of France, the United States, etc. already buying all of these masks? Why is this relying on donations when it is a fundamental need? I don’t know the answer. 

Webinar for Small & Micro Businesses from Amplify Latinx & Partners.

Thank you to our friends at Amplify Latinx for sharing news of this session on business survival in the current crisis is going to be helpful to some of the hardest working people in communities where we all live and work. Maybe it’s you. Register HerePass it on.

More From Twitter:

As always – scanning for tweets that inspire and motivate. 

Emblematic is a publication of Emblem Strategic LLC. For more information contact info@EmblemStrategic.com. Andrew Tarsy is Principal and Founder of Emblem Strategic LLC. We help leaders have more impact and advantage. What are you waiting for?

In the US, for the most up to date information about Coronavirus health and safety, please contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elsewhere please contact your local and national authorities. Stay safe, be smart.

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