Yes, we never listen to them anymore before the plane takes off. But, they do have it right. You have to put the oxygen mask on yourself first, before you can help other people. Same thing goes for effective leaders. To be at your best to serve the people you lead, you need to take care of you first. Get the stress out of your system. Go run (like I did at a local race), go hike, go gardening, do something to get the stress out of your system. You will be able to serve your people better. Check out my latest video blog, recorded just after my run, and leave a comment about how you are taking care of yourself.