As a leader, you may find yourself in a situation where you have to manage people during an emergency. Whether it is a tornado or other natural disaster, hazardous material contamination, an active shooter or a medical emergency, your employees and staff will automatically look to you to get them through it. But how do you do that? Here are seven emergency management tips:
Calmness. Above all else, stay calm. This will help you think more clearly and lead to better decision making. It will also help keep everyone around you calm.
Confidence. While vulnerability can be a positive trait in a leader, an emergency is not the time to share your feelings of inadequacy. People need someone to rally around in an emergency who they think will lead them through it, and they want someone who exudes the confidence that everything will turn out right.
Decisiveness. Don’t be wishy-washy…
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