As anyone familiar with crisis communications knows, you are “on” 24/7 until the situation is resolved. It’s hard enough managing communications once a crisis hits but even harder ensuring that you are physically and mentally up to the task. There doesn’t seem to be enough time to rest, or eat, or leave the office. You are so busy taking care of everyone else you frequently forget to take care of yourself.
I’ve been involved in many crises during my career – from intense 24-hour issues to ones that lasted for years. You run on adrenalin at the outset. Taking a nap is the last thing on your mind when you have the media, co-workers or possibly the government tracking you down. But […]