I recently read an article in The Economist that quoted Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland, on managing crises. The key, he says, is to “keep an eye on the long term while you’re dancing in the flames.”
It’s such a vivid image, and such an unlikely pair of things to be able to do at the same time. Making a frank self-assessment, I don’t feel confident that I could do either one really well on its own.
Have you any advice for managing crises, or any experience being able to do what Sir Philip describes?
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