Put your won oxygen mask on first
… is the title of my contribution to Peter Hawkins most recent book, Leadership Team Coaching in Practice. I focus things I learnt about myself, the hard way, while working with a team. The EMCC Team Coaching Standards have something to say about this topic a well. “Develop and implement an appropriate process to maintain resilience and self-care and the active management of one’s own needs.” Note the words "active management" and "processes to maintain". Although the target audience is Team Coaches, the message here is of course equally applicable to every coach, every leader, every employee, every parent, every family member, every friend, everyone!
I was reminded last week how important self-care is for me too. And, thank you to my friends for reminding me.
Put your won oxygen mask on first – it’s not selfish, its a requirement!
If you or your team would like to talk more about "active management" and a "process to maintain" resilience and self-care, please get in touch.