If you’ve spent any time flying commercially, you’ve most likely memorized the flight attendants instructions prior to take off. Remember when he or she says “Be sure to adjust your own mask before assisting others”.
I’m probably like you, not really paying attention closely, but often when I hear that phrase I’m reminded what an important leadership principle that is also.
Here’s a quick reminder…probably something you already know:
Leader, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you can’t continue to lead at the level needed to keep your team successful. You can’t lead a team to be healthy if you are living an unhealthy lifestyle. The healthier you are…physically…emotionally…spiritually…socially…the more health you can bring to the team.
Just like on the airplane, you can’t help your team if you are having trouble breathing on your own.
Be honest: What is one thing you would need to change in order to live a healthier life?