Control the Controllables

Control the Controllables

Mandy Hickson

25 years: Ex-RAF pilot & leadership expert

In this video, Mandy advises on how to cope with work stress during a pandemic. She identifies how to manage, multitask and stay in control. In the video she gives key pointers on how to maintain high performance under pressure.

In this video, Mandy advises on how to cope with work stress during a pandemic. She identifies how to manage, multitask and stay in control. In the video she gives key pointers on how to maintain high performance under pressure.

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Control the Controllables

9 mins 13 secs

Overview

We are fast becoming a nation of highly stressed, anxious and overwhelmed individuals. Even before the pandemic, professionals in the UK were grappling with stress and burnout, focusing too much on issues not under our own control. It is therefore of huge importance to “control the controllables”.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is the modern workload?

  • What does ‘control the controllables’ mean?

  • What does the concept of controlling the controllables allow us to do?

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Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson

Mandy Hickson was one of the first female fighter pilots in the Royal Air Force having joined in 1994. Mandy has over 25 years experience within aviation, operating in hostile environments, including patrolling the ‘No Fly’ zone, flying over 50 combat missions over Iraq. Drawing on her experience of calculated risk-taking, leadership, decision-making under pressure and the critical role of the human in the system, Mandy now transfers these lessons from the cockpit to many other management and leadership contexts.

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