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Continuing this week’s theme of performing well during a crisis, we now turn our attention to you…. the beleaguered and battered manager.

On Monday we looked at the things you need to do to have a team that’s ready and able to step up to the plate. On Wednesday, we looked at the importance of picking decision making approaches right for the context you’re working in. And now, on Friday, we’re looking at the care you give yourself.

If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ll be aware of the pre-flight demonstration and the bit where they say “Put your own oxygen mask on first, before looking after others”. This is a good analogy for managing yourself during a crisis.

You are no good to anyone if you are on your knees, making yourself ill.

More than anything, you can’t hope to make effective decisions or respond appropriately if…

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