In March of 2020 — just one year ago, our lives changed. Borders closed, stores closed, restaurants closed their doors with some keeping their takeout windows open and business — well … some thrived and some faltered.

We remember where we were when we got the news. My husband and I had just arrived for a three-week vacation in a Hilton Head condo on the beach. It was a short vacation — the beach closed, the pools closed, the restaurants closed, and there was just a scant number of open grocery stores. “Should we stay, or should we go?” We decided to come home — two weeks early.

Kelley Small is a principal at Standish Executive Search, a New England-based firm that works with business owners and leaders seeking accelerated growth, change or succession. Standish employs its unique Standish Model© to identify, attract and retain the right leaders.

Saturday, April 17, 2021