The Secret Steps to Using Stress to Your Advantage

Lead Change Blog

Why do we have stress? What causes us to feel that stress? Why do we choose the coping responses we choose when stress arises? Are there other, better coping strategies that could turn any kind of stress to our advantage? So stress arises in the limbic system of the brain.

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Stress Reduction Techniques

Career Advancement

“Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.”. And none of us should settle for feeling stressed all the time.

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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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When Stressed.

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership Learning Quotations action Anger energy Lee Iacocca stressOne of my TV memories growing up was of Lee Iacocca selling cars for Chrysler.

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6 Ways to Just Say No to Stress

Great Leadership By Dan

Our culture is filled with more anxiety and stress than ever. The result of all of this is chaos and chaos creates stress. Stress is a killer. If there was such a thing as a stress meter, I would have been afraid to know what the numbers were at the time.

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Embracing Stress To Lead Others Effectively

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Avoiding stress in professional life is like achieving work-life balance or eliminating risk: it’s not possible.

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Stress Test Your Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

I recently conducted a needs assessment for a senior executive group and was surprised when one of the highest rated development needs was stress management. Instead of ignoring the stress, they’re trying to be proactive about it.

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How Mind Maps Removed Stress From My Working Day

Lead Change Blog

Mind mapping has restored order to my working day, but, crucially, it has also removed a great deal of stress. Self Leadership Mind Mapping Stress Reduction

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Two Simple Stress Relievers – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There are more than a few reasons for additional stress during the holiday season… Family, giving gifts, finances, over-commitment…the list goes on… So today, I’m giving two simple stress relievers to help you de-stress and relax as we head into the busy holiday season.

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5 Ways to Remove Stress from Management

Lead Change Blog

Managing teams is incredibly difficult, stressful and challenging. The good news is, leading a team doesn’t have to be stressful. Here’s how you can remove stress from your role as a manager. Leadership Development Stress Reduction team management

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4 Ways To Deal With Stress

Joseph Lalonde

Yet so few of us effectively deal with stress. Stress robs us of our health. Stress affects our relationships. Stress plays games with our minds. Stress is a killer. That’s why we need to talk on ways we can deal with stress. You can tackle stress.

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How To Effectively Deal With Stress

Joseph Lalonde

To say that the new year brought a lot of stress would be an understatement. My family was stressed. How To Effectively Deal With Stress. While dealing with the stress of the new year, I realized I knew how to deal with the stress. It’s causing you stress.

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How to Move from Stupid to Smart when You’re Stressed

Leadership Freak

Stress isn’t all bad: No stress is boring. Reasonable doses of stress challenge you… Continue reading → Stress Success Growth Leadership DevelopmentYou do some of your old job and some managing too.

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Leaders: Reduce, Eliminate & Leverage Stress to Score BIG & WIN!

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development What Your Brain Wishes You Knew About Workplace Stress & 5 Simple Stress Solutions for You (and Your Team) If you are in a management or leadership role and you are paid to think (or you pay others to think), yet at the end of the day you feel overwhelmed by stress because: There’s more [.]. Leadership Development eliminate stress emotion Leadership neuroscience power stress Problem Solving Stress in the Workplace

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10 Ways Leaders Increase Stress Unnecessarily

Leadership Freak

The way you think about yourself is the biggest factor in stress and productivity. Stress isn’t “out there,” it’s inside you. 10 ways to increase stress: Hide mistakes. … Continue reading → Humility Leading Personal Growth Power Stress Success great leaders Growth health Leadership Leadership Development organizational success Pretend you know. Make excuses. Expect perfection.…

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How Managers Lower Stress and Enjoy Work

Leadership Freak

Stress is a thistle patch. Stress is a magnifying glass. Stress is a straw. Top 4 external stress points for managers: People problems. Conflicting expectations… Continue reading → Stress Leadership DevelopmentDelivering more results with fewer resources and people.

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3 Steps to Eliminate (Leadership) Stress

Lead Change Blog

Posted in SmartBlog for Leadership [link] One of the biggest challenges you may be face as a leader at any level face is the STRESS that comes from one or more sources: Internal stress: The thoughts, worries or fears that generate negative emotions and keep you awake at night. SmartBlog for Leadership

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12 Ways to Thrive Under Stress

Leadership Freak

Talking about stress is stressful. Stress builds up. Disproportionate reactions indicate stress build-up. Leading Managing Stress Success Taking others higher health Leadership Development organizational success self reflection stephen covey stress relieving activities stress tipsIt’s one more problem to solve. But, ignoring it never resolves it. Mary says, “Would you mind handing me that pencil?”

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One Strategy to Pop the Cork on Stress

Leadership Freak

Lot’s of things highlights come to… Continue reading → Fear Insecurity Optimism Personal Growth Power Stress Growth Leadership DevelopmentIt’s great to have someone show interest in you. A friend, Richard Croad from New Zealand, just asked about highlights I have experienced over the last couple years.

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Time Management Tips to Reduce Stress: Part I

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership One critical habit to address in reducing workplace stress involves your productive and non-productive use of time. How you manage your time is directly correlated to your stress levels. Some stress is normal. In fact, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety states that stress is often what provides us with the energy and [.].

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Master Your Brain’s Response to Stress for Leadership Success

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I’m delighted to host this guest post by one of my favorite authors, psychologist Dr. Melanie Greenberg, in honor of the release of her excellent new book The Stress-Proof Brain. In her post, she explains how our brains produce and control stress and shares three proven techniques that help you master your brain’s response to […]. Guest Post Melanie Greenberg stress Stress-proof brain

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Three enjoyable ways to manage stress

Aspire-CS

If I had to name a common culprit that causes those bad behaviors, I’d pin it on chronic stress. Stress in the workplace has become so normalized that it often goes unnoticed to its victims until bad behavior shows up. So how do you recognize stress before it’s too late?

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Take Our New Workplace Stress Report | Complimentary Beta Reports

Chart Your Course

As we continue to listen to the needs of the marketplace and develop tools to diagnose underlying issues, we are excited to announce the release of our new stress assessment. We are excited to introduce TTI SI’s Workplace Stress? Take your stress report.

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10 Simple Ways to Relieve Your Stress

Lead from Within

It’s hard to feel calm in such a stressful climate– so how do you combat stress so you can be your best? Here are some of the best stress busters I share with the leaders I coach: 1. A great way to begin relieving your stress is to track where it’s coming from. Keep a journal for a week or two to identify which situations create the most stress and how you react and respond to them. One of the best ways to reduce stress is to work it out.

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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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Is stress ruining your leadership-development efforts?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] This week’s SmartBlog for Leadership post is by leadership development consultant, Jennifer V. Her post, “Is stress ruining your leadership-development efforts” discusses the”pressure cooker” method of leadership; “Toss a bunch of smart, driven people into a time-pressured scenario, ask them to perform a task and see how they handle it.” Leadership Development Leadership

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Time Management Tips to Reduce Stress: Part II

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In Part I, we discussed the first three steps to better manage your time. Leadership Development Management Training Programs Reduce Stress Time ManagementRemember, time management is the act of exercising conscious control over how you spend your time in an attempt to increase efficiency or productivity. The key words here are conscious control. Time management is impossible without the person making an honest [.].

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How to Put People in Stressful Situations

Leadership Freak

Compassionate… Continue reading → Influence Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational successWhat gives you the right to put someone in a situation that makes their palms sweat? Positive intention. Shared values. Known commitments. Open relationship. Challenge or coddle: Coddling prevents people from soaring.

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How to Feel Gratitude in Stressful Times

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It’s possible to feel gratitude in stressful times – in the midst of worry, sadness and even anger. The post How to Feel Gratitude in Stressful Times appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Not feeling the “thanks” in Thanksgiving?

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A Leader’s Guide to Stress-Free Holiday Customer Service

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development It happens this time every year. Leadership Development authenticity customer service Trust

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Protecting Your Employees (and Yourself) from the Stress-Connection Gap

Michael Lee Stallard

The nature of modern work has caused stress to rise to unhealthy levels at a time when people are also struggling with increased isolation. Research from Gallup shows a rising percentage of Americans who feel stress in their day-to-day lives.

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Solution Saturday: Stress Free Problem-Solving

Leadership Freak

It only took 30 minutes… Continue reading → Coaching Encouragement Personal Growth Solutions Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development organizational successToo much problem-solving is a problem. Dis-empowered employees want you to solve their problems for them. Successful leaders help others solve problems. This post originates with a problem-centric-email I received.

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How Leaders Unnecessarily Elevate Their Own Stress and Frustration

Leadership Freak

Leaders cause themselves stress and frustration when they sweep performance concerns under the carpet. Discomfort: I recently asked a group of leaders, “What makes… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership DevelopmentThe things you don’t say make your belly hurt.

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What to do with all that stress

Deep Imprints

If I’m not careful, I can let this stress distract me and ruin […]. Change Leadership Move Forward Self Leadership fight or flight hard times stress All day long I’ve been thinking about God and money.

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Neutralize “Killer Stress” to Boost the Bottom Line

Michael Lee Stallard

Who experiences greater levels of stress: management or employees? Managers seem to think they do, but hard research data makes it clear: Employees experience greater stress, and that affects the company’s bottom line. It doesn’t have to be that way: Effective leaders can create an organizational culture that reduces “killer stress” and encourages “challenge stress,” which produces gains in productivity and performance. Despite its reputation, all stress is not bad.

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Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

To get there, she knew she had to focus on growing her leadership skills. Within a couple of months, her boss had remarked about her growing leadership competencies and suggested she might be a prime candidate for a directorial position one day.

9 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating–if You Want to Be Successful

Lead from Within

There are many things that can stress us out, especially when we want to create our own success stories. Unfortunately, most of us end up tolerating some of our own bad habits, even though they cause much of the stress we experience. So what are the stressful habits we need to stop tolerating? A surefire way to cause stress in your life is to start putting your needs last and keeping them on the back burner. THE LEADERSHIP GAP. The Deception Trap of Leadership.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When a new […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership America Ferrera bad leaders business lessons from movies Cate Blanchett confidence Craig Ferguson F.

Leadership and…the Cascade Stress Effect

Leading in Context

If we use fear-based leadership, bullying, command-and-control leadership, belittling, sabotage or other forms of psychological violence, or allow them to be used by others in our organizations, we create the opposite of a supportive, productive learning organization. We create an environment of toxic stress that harms people and the organization. Ethical Organization ethical business ethical issues ethics ethics training leadership development leadership training

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Is Too Much Stress Damaging Your Chromosomes?

Michael Lee Stallard

Too much stress, including stress in your workplace, damages “telomeres” on the ends of your chromosomes and causes rapid aging. Check out this outstanding 58 minute National Geographic documentary entitled “ Stress: Portrait of a Killer ” about this and other research on the effects of stress.

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

Engaging Leader

The post 28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress appeared first on Engaging Leader. Blog Human energy Self-leadership In 2006, Google became concerned that their highly intelligent, passionate employees were burning out.

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Co-Active Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Top-down, one-dimensional leadership models are hopelessly outmoded in today’s rapidly changing world, and they waste the leadership ability that is present throughout an organization. The post Co-Active Leadership appeared first on Lead Change.

8 Tips to Help You Succeed in High-Stress Management Meetings

Art Petty

Here are 8-tips to help you prepare for and win in those difficult communication situations: The post 8 Tips to Help You Succeed in High-Stress Management Meetings appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.