For those of you who may feel alone during this unprecedented time of uncertainty, you may be comforted to know everyone is dealing with the same feelings.
Rams coach Sean McVay drove that point home as he appeared on John Roa’s “Leading from Home” podcast series. The limited series podcast features Roa interviewing leaders from different sectors of business and life, discussing how they are dealing with being in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
McVay and Roa are close friends and the two delivered a terrific, 55-minute podcast on Friday.
Check it out here. It’s a great listen.
McVay’s approach to dealing with this time is very pragmatic and predictable of a high-level leader
“It’s like I tell my team ... produce in the moment,” McVay told Roa. “I’m just making the most of the circumstances.”
McVay joked that he and his fiancée, Veronika Khomyn, are enjoying their extra time together and they decided it’s a “good idea” that they’re getting married.
Even though, he is getting more sleep, McVay said he is working a full day. He is spending the time getting ready for the draft, which runs April 23-25 and also is self studying the roster. He joked that he has become a master of using the Zoom video app and is using it to meet with Rams’ general manager Les Snead on a daily basis.
“It’s the closest thing to getting the inter-personal contact and open dialogue we usually have,” McVay said. He concluded that it is a “blessing in disguise” to be able to learn to produce normally in a time that is far from normal.
McVay and Roa went on to discuss several other interesting topics including his thoughts on the Rams’ new logo, the draft, his upcoming wedding and his prediction on how Game of Thrones plays out. (No spoilers, he’s only on Season 2.)
It’s nice to know even high-profile people like McVay are figuring out how adjust and adapt in this time.
Give it a listen.