3 Insights About Stress Every Leader Should Know

Michael Lee Stallard

Who experiences greater levels of stress: non-leaders or the boss? When I ask this question while teaching workshops on leadership, nearly all the bosses in the room respond that they are the ones under greater stress. Killer Stress and Challenge Stress .

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America’s Stress Epidemic

Michael Lee Stallard

Stress is increasing today as the world economy becomes more competitive and the explosion of information overwhelms individuals. Human connection in the form of conversation and relational support provides psychological resources to cope with stress. Wellness stress Stress Epidemic

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Americans Struggling with Stress and Loneliness

Michael Lee Stallard

Stress is increasing today as the world economy becomes more competitive and the explosion of information overwhelms individuals. Human connection in the form of conversation and relational support provides psychological resources to cope with stress.

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How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

There’s increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, and leaders need to have the right skills to influence employees’ innovative behavior. To encourage employees to become more innovative, leaders need to pay attention to a number of issues. Creativity & Innovation

When Innovation Talk Turns Toxic

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Innovation thrives on meaning, but superficial innovation talk can lead to stress and fatigue, and thus less creativity, in a company culture. Today’s post is by Alf Rehn, author of Innovation for the Fatigued (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

How Innovation Is Completely Different in Established Organizations than in Startups

Leading Blog

Established organizations of a certain size and age, sometimes called “legacy organizations,” are stressed by the entrepreneurial successes. The bad news for established organizations is that innovation for them is much more difficult than it is for startups. Creativity & Innovation

Innovation Begins (and remains) at the Top

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post By John Sweeney: Innovation is foundational to business leadership. We empower individuals across disciplines to evaluate, orchestrate, strategize, create and hire, but most importantly, we empower others to innovate. empowerment innovation John Sweeney

28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress

Engaging Leader

The effect on Google was significant: illness, lost innovation (even though people still worked long hours), and turnover. The post 28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress appeared first on Engaging Leader.

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This Word Unleashes Change & Innovation

N2Growth Blog

The word no ends discussions, stifles creativity, kills innovation, impedes learning, and gates initiative. Schmidt stresses the importance of not creating a negative culture, but instead, fostering a scalable culture which focuses on optimism and not pessimism.

3 Practices to Protect Your People from Toxic Stress and Burnout

Michael Lee Stallard

Increased stress and complexity, and the demands to achieve higher productivity are taking a toll. greater employee participation in efforts to innovate. Each V provides a practice that protects people from stress and burnout. Burnout is on the rise in healthcare.

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Chronic stress damages brain. Relaxation heals it.

Tony Mayo

September 1st, 2009 — tonymayo Email This Article …chronically stressed rats lost their elastic rat cunning and instead fell back on familiar routines and rote responses, like compulsively pressing a bar for food pellets they had no intention of eating.

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How to Create a Stress-Free Work Environment

Strategy Driven

Being stressed at work can come with many disadvantages, but some of the main ones include lack of productivity, constant pressure between employees, lack of professional growth and development, long and inflexible work hours, job insecurity and many more.

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, on Stress in the Workplace: A second interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Hallowell Harvard Business School Press Harvard College Harvard Medical School Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption on Stress in the Workplace: A second interview by Bob Morris Shine: Using Brain Science to Bring out the Best in Your People Sue George Hallowell Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child The Hallowell Centers Tulane Medical School

Experts Chime in on Bold and Innovative Leadership: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Our September Festival is all about Bold and Innovative Leadership. No one has the words “Bold” or “Innovative” printed on their business cards; but Bill Benoist of Leadership Heart Coaching shares that when you look, these leaders are all around us.

STUDY: Mindful Meditation Reduces Stress and Anxiety | Top.

Tony Mayo

For Executive Coaches , For Executives , Meditation , Stress [link] ozzie gontang Tony, Nice article to share. When in that state of upset, one is not able to be creative or innovative.

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Two Words That Kill Innovation and Creativity

LDRLB

But is this mindset decreasing your organizational capacity for innovation? It’s possible these two little words are killing the innovation and creativity of your team: “Yes, But” Reflect on how you and your company respond to new or untested ideas. When we are met with a “yes, but” attitude to our ideas and innovations, it can be difficult maintain the motivation to do our best work and to feel support for our contributions.

Two Words That Kill Innovation and Creativity

LDRLB

But is this mindset decreasing your organizational capacity for innovation? It’s possible these two little words are killing the innovation and creativity of your team: “Yes, But” Reflect on how you and your company respond to new or untested ideas. When we are met with a “yes, but” attitude to our ideas and innovations, it can be difficult maintain the motivation to do our best work and to feel support for our contributions.

What Is Beyond Control? New Ways For Benevolent Leaders To Innovate.

Strategy Driven

Benevolent leadership is innovation on steroids. By its very nature, innovation goes beyond control. If innovation is a core strategy for your business, you need to lead from the space of asking questions that create new possibilities and new choices.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

Stress, Illness leading to increased number of sick days and health problems for Mangers and front-line staff.

How to Be Creative When You’re Feeling Stressed

Harvard Business Review

You’re burned out, and the cumulative stress makes it hard to decide what to eat for dinner, let alone come up with innovative ideas. If you’re already struggling with stress, threatening yourself can further trigger the fight-or-flight mode.

When Did Work Become A Bad Word?

Tanveer Naseer

While the growing levels of anxiety, fear and stress we see in today’s workplaces are partly due to the prevailing uncertainties surrounding the global economy, it is also a manifestation of that disconnect between what we do and why we do it.

Battling the Physical Symptoms of Stress

Harvard Business Review

Our stress response system evolved to protect us from danger. working on a team with a cut-throat “each to his own” philosophy), the “fight or flight” stress team of biochemical reactions in the body kicks into gear. Stress in the workplace costs the U.S.

How to Guarantee Strong Performance Under Pressure

Lead from Within

Give yourself the space to be creative, innovative and productive instead of just reacting in the moment. Blog Lead From Within Leadership Leadership Development Management Personal Development Workplace Lead from Within Pressure Stress

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7 Steps To Foster Emotional Intelligence In Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

Additionally, you want to look beyond first impressions, encourage innovation, let your team members do the teaching, and offer rewards and recognition. Develop creative ways to manage stress Stress can lead to your employees getting burned out, as well as harm their overall health.

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Harvard Business Review

Is your team stressed out? What can you do to reduce your team’s stress? It’s on you, the manager, to help your people cut through the chaos, reduce stress, and make sure your team can accomplish its most important work.

Minimalism: Doing More, with Less

In the CEO Afterlife

Less stuff, less clutter, less stress, and debt, and discontent. Yet, these nearly infinite options force us to make more decisions, thus causing more stress. I recently read this editorial by Jacob Carey in The Concordian.

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How to Deal with a Boss Who Stresses You Out

Harvard Business Review

Discussions of leadership tend to focus on its positive outcomes, such as innovation , employee engagement or organizational performance. However, for the majority of employees, the leaders in their organizations are a source of stress rather than inspiration. What all these types have in common is their ability to induce stress in others, particularly their subordinates. What, then, is the best way to deal with a stress-inducing boss?

The End of Creative Thought

Leadership Freak

When you maintain the illusion of competence you, propagate fakery, inflame stress, dilute relationships, and end creativity. … … Continue reading → Innovation GrowthWe choose between fakery and creative thought. Organizations where everyone “has it all together” are sick. One benefit of authenticity is creativity. Fakers: Fakers focus brainpower on preserving image. There’s little brainpower left for creativity. I’ve noticed this during live coaching demos.

A One-Page Exercise to Get Stress Under Control

Harvard Business Review

Stress. If you never clean out your closet, you will run out of room for new clothes – or the next exciting project that would keep your work current, innovative and optimally effective. Fortunately, taking the time to contemplate your goals, record them, develop strategies to achieve them, and sort them by level of priority can alleviate the stress of not knowing how or when you’re going to get everything done. Stress Article

Ford v. Ferrari: Leading Under Pressure

Experience to Lead

Leading under pressure can be stressful for even the most seasoned leader. Often, high-pressure situations result in innovation as leaders and their teams must adopt new ways of thinking and

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/4/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: REVIEWS Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Finding Keepers: The Monster Guide to Hiring and Holding the World’s Best Employees Steve Pogorzelski and Jesse Harriott [.].

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Are They Resisting Change or Being Changed?

The Practical Leader

In his book, A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World , Michael Bush reports on how his research and consulting firm used their Trust Index Employee Survey to create an index they called the Innovation Experience.

The Benefits of the Best Equipment In Business

Strategy Driven

Doing too much in a short space of time can be stressful. Innovative Appearance. If you take advantage of the broad range of new technologies on offer, you can demonstrate to customers and investors that you are an innovative business that looks towards the future.

Laura Putnam: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Laura Putnam is an author and CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being training and consulting firm that provides creative solutions in the areas of engagement, behavior change, human performance, and building healthier, happier, and more innovative organizations.

Work-Life-Self Focus Triad

Mike Cardus

The problem is that the notion, as many binary choices, is that the belief in binary options creates unnecessary stress and false and/or alternatives. Innovation Leadership Coaching Solution-Focused balance life balance work work-life work-life balance

SOLVED Coaching Yourself Through Challenges

Mike Cardus

The SOLVEDcards work when you feel stress or that your problems are unsolvable, or you just need to identify a unique or helpful next step. In essence, your stress decreases, and your solutions become tangible. . How often do you feel stuck?

Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Innovation has become the holy grail. Finding innovation is almost a sacred quest for the solution that will create growth, and open new eras of prosperity and well-being. They say they want more innovation. Stress predictability above all.

Confronting the Pain of Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Innovation hurts. Every organization I've observed that's serious about being innovative is filled with people in genuine pain — not just stress or anxiety or deadline pressure, and certainly not discomfort. This can be the physical strain of consecutive all-nighters to test every meaningful configuration of a website before it goes live, to the emotional pain of subordinating your vision of the innovation to the vicissitudes of customer taste.

Manage Your Stress by Monitoring Your Body’s Reactions to It

Harvard Business Review

Where others get stuck in silos, he fosters innovation through collaboration. In the past Jack’s exercise routine alleviated stress. Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol flood your body. By practicing in moments of low stress, you’ll hone your Lookout skills. Jack is well-known in his company for delivering growth through high-performing, cross-functional teams.

How to Prioritize Your Innovation Budget

Harvard Business Review

Leaders and organizations are under more stress than ever to do two things simultaneously: deliver on today’s pressing commitments by troubleshooting and refining processes; and find and invest in innovation opportunities that will create tomorrow’s success. Sustaining Innovation.

America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Hidden Systemic Risk to Organizations

Michael Lee Stallard

The Role of Chronic Stress. In answering this question one ought to address the topic of stress. While it is a term we often hear, it is difficult to fully comprehend the far-reaching psychological and physiological consequences associated with stress.

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The Chaos Imperative

Leading Blog

In The Chaos Imperative , co-authors Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack say that “if we want to foster creativity and innovation in our own lives, we too need a bit of chaos.” In one study, “researchers discovered that the children with more recess time learned more, developed better emotional and cognitive skills, were healthier, behaved better, and managed stress better.” Creativity & Innovation Our brains need white space to think creatively.

10 Principles For Developing Strategic Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

Systems and Structures The first three principles of strategic leadership involve nontraditional but highly effective approaches to decision making, transparency, and innovation. Instead, create a variety of channels for innovative thinking.