I’ve been here listening and responding to your phone calls, emails, engagements, attending conferences, upgrading skills, delivering speeches, volunteering my time to passionate causes. Staying energetic and informed.
Are you still energetic and informed?
All of those plans and procedures you created, are they still energetic and informed? Are all of your colleagues that will be engaged during the time of crisis, are they still energetic and informed?
You better be. It better be. They better be. Why?
The truth of the matter is that managing and experiencing a crisis is draining; emotionally, intellectually, and physically.
You and your colleagues need to be energetic about being prepared. Your documents are energetic by virtue of the time you spend on them, and the information that is current and relevant within them.
You and your colleagues need to find the formula that works for you and your organization. The ultimate goal is keeping you energized and informed, and fellow staff associates energized and informed, both in time of a crisis or not. Keep your eyes on keeping losses to a minimum, or mitigating them completely. And always keep your eye on primarily remaining safe.
Stay energized. Stay informed. Plan the Work. Work the Plan.