Everyone is exhausted, which means leaders have to learn and exercise new skills. There are steps you can take to foster healthy coping mechanisms and help ward off some of the typical mistakes that people make under pressure.

Self-care is not a luxury: It’s essential. If you’re tense, irritable, withdrawn, or volatile, your team may suffer similarly. If your view of reality is warped by denial, delusion, or us-and-them thinking, your team’s ability to take effective action is severely curtailed. If you act out in harmful ways or make rash, inconsistent decisions, you will destroy trust and morale.

Bring your humanity front and center. Be a role model for managing inevitable human imperfection with mental flexibility, emotional openness, and healthy habits.

Read more at Harvard Business Review.

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