This weeks links (2020-04-06)

Scouting@Home Challenge #8

In brief:

* Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (2020-Mar-14) [Dep of Health and Human Services Victoria]
Information, updates and advice about the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

* Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you can not walk/run/bike close to each other. (2020-Apr-08) [Medium]
🚴‍♂️ <—- 🦠 10m —-> 🚴‍♂️ slow ride
🚴‍♂️ <———- 🦠 20m ———-> 🚴‍♂️ fast ride

❝ On the basis of these results the scientist advises that for walking the distance of people moving in the same direction in 1 line should be at least 4–5 meter, for running and slow biking it should be 10 meters and for hard biking at least 20 meters. Also, when passing someone it is advised to already be in different lane at a considerable distance e.g. 20 meters for biking. ❞

* COVID-19 modelling papers and press conference (2020-Apr-07) [Doherty Institute]

❝ Doherty Institute researchers have released their work on COVID-19 modelling to the general public. These models have been utilised by the Commonwealth Government in the public health response to COVID-19. It’s important to note the modelling is based on preparedness scenarios to inform planning, they are not predictions. It informs the actions taken to slow the spread and prepare the health system. ❞

* Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern’s coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership (2020-Apr-06) [The Conversation]

❝ But how can we assess Ardern’s leadership in making such difficult decisions? A good place to start is with American professors Jacqueline and Milton Mayfield’s research into effective leadership communication.
The Mayfields’ research-based model highlights “direction-giving”, “meaning-making” and “empathy” as the three key things leaders must address to motivate followers to give their best. ❞

* The Science of Pep Talks (2017 Jul–Aug) [Harvard Business Review]

❝ There is, however, a science to motivating people in this way. To better understand the various tools that help people get psyched up in the moments before important performances, I talked extensively with academics and practitioners in business and a variety of other fields. I discovered that while every individual has his or her own tips and tricks, according to the science, most winning formulas include three key elements: direction giving, expressions of empathy, and meaning making. The most extensive research in this field—dubbed motivating language theory, or MLT—comes from Jacqueline and Milton Mayfield, a husband-and-wife team at Texas A&M International University who have studied its applications in the corporate world for nearly three decades. Their findings are backed by studies from sports psychologists and military historians. And all the evidence suggests that once leaders understand these three elements, they can learn to use them more skillfully. ❞

* Lock-in these times in lockdown and watch the Spring Classics with us (2020-Mar-30) [SBS|Cycling Central]
Saturday April 11 – Hell of the North documentary – 8.30pm AEST
Saturday April 18 – 2012 Paris-Roubaix – 8pm AEST
Saturday April 25– 2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege – 8pm AEST
Sunday April 19 – Amstel Gold Highlights – 4.00pm AEST
Sunday April 19 – 2019 Fleche Wallone highlights – 4.30pm AEST
Sunday April 26 – 2019 Liege-Bastogne-Liege – 5.00pm AEST

* Who do I want to be during COVID-19?
I came across this info-graphic during the “Dialogue during Crisis” session at the Special Edition #JOTI. I’m attempting to locate the original author.
Determine where you are in the diagram. Is it different than where you want and/or need to be?

A re-modelling of the comfort zone, fear zone, learning zone, growth zone – “There is no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone.”

Some reading/listening:

* Episode 30 – Looking Widdershins (2020-Apr-08) [Pratchat]
For our thirtieth episode, Liz and Ben take a break from reading books and instead read your comments and questions, looking back on both Pratchett’s work and their own.

* 📻 Old Time Radio – Dr. Kildare – Single Episodes []
by Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Dr. Kildare was produced for syndication in 1949 at WMGM, New York. It was based on the popular Dr. Kildare movies of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, and brought to the microphone the stars of that series, Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore. Ayres played the young, idealistic Dr. James Kildare; Barrymore, ever in character, was the crusty, loveable diagnostician, Dr. Leonard Gillespie. The men worked at Blair General Hospital, “one of the great citadels of American medicine — a clump of gray-white buildings planted deep in the heart of New York — where life begins, where life ends, where life goes on.”

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