In times of crisis, it is wise to remind oneself that people are not data points on an excel sheet.

They are people.

But then, it is also true that everyone is a data point on someone’s excel sheet.

This simply means that everyone gets a shot at taking the tough decision. Executing excel sheet decisions, or dealing with people.

This also means, in every crisis, true leaders will emerge. And we will all get to see them, as clearly as we would have wanted to.

Leaders think people. Managers think data.