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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Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

Let's Grow Leaders

This month’s festival gives tips about favorite tools and technology. Michelle Cubas, CPCC, ACC, of Positive Potentials, LLC shares that one of her stress saving tools is Evernote. Frontline Festival how to be more productive at work Productivity productivity tools technology

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?SARS-Cov-2: HR Best Practices & Tips for a Pandemic

Tony Mayo

For Business Owners Stress Management Technology Tips Videos & Podcasts Coronavirus Coronavirus & COVID-19 & SARS-CoV-2Tony Mayo Executive Coach. I recommend this excellent, free webinar, Would Your Business Survive a Coronavirus Outbreak?

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Coronavirus COVID-19: Protect Yourself & Others

Tony Mayo

For Business Owners Stress Management Technology TipsTony Mayo Executive Coach. Basic protective measures Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick.

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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.

Does technology free us or enslave us?

Chartered Management Institute

Technology certainly aids those wishing to work from home, but is there a danger that having work available so readily can lead to a lack of psychological detachment from work? In part, weak segmentation manifests as work-technology behaviours at home.

When Stress Goes Up, Perspective Goes Down

The Idolbuster

In hindsight, Harry understands that the CEO’s expectation of 15% growth because “the technology was so great” was not rational. << Previous Next >> Busting Your Corporate Idol Chapter 6: Corporate Culture Featured CEO chapter 6 corporate culture corporate idolatry scorpion stress wolfChapter 6: Corporate Culture -The Invisible Hand of the Company Part 6. In the last post , Harry T.

Taking Care of Our Caregivers

Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Managing people Health Stress Technology Digital ArticleFive ways health providers can support frontline workers.

Can Technology End Poverty?

Harvard Business Review

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies (ICT). Social enterprise Technology

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Harvard Business Review

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. For many of us, the initial response to stress is to look for external fixes. Managing stress over the long term requires cultivating your own resilience skills before seeking external solutions so that you can turn changes, stresses, and challenges into opportunities. To begin to shift the way you deal with stress and cultivate resilience, there are a handful of things you can do right now. Stress.

Research Shows Strong Leaders Aren’t Controlled by Technology and Workloads

The Practical Leader

You can be the less stressed out exception. ” It’s so easy to blame today’s technology, the boss’s expectations, or organizational cultures. Are You in Control of or Controlled by Technology?

Can Technology End Poverty?

Harvard Business Review

If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us end global poverty. Berkeley researcher Kentaro Toyama has a blog dedicated to calling out naïve or inappropriate uses of information and communication technologies (ICT). Social enterprise Technology ICT

Don’t Let Your Stressed-Out Boss Stress You Out

Harvard Business Review

Is your boss stressed to the max and making you miserable? Stress is an epidemic among managers and leaders today, and burnout is catching up fast. We all know the reasons: the rapidly changing economic landscape; fast-moving technologies; 24/7 work with little to no downtime. A boss who may have once been known to lead with emotional intelligence, build a great team, and motivate people becomes a grumpy, cynical, anxious person when stressed. Stress.

Technology Should Be About More than Efficiency

Harvard Business Review

As here’s a third paradox: digital technology has intensified the quest for scalable efficiency and undermined our humanity while at the same time opening up the possibility of a new renaissance of the imagination that can help us recapture our humanity. Creativity Technology Article

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.

How to Minimize Stress Before, During, and After Your Vacation

Harvard Business Review

It’s a Catch-22 millions of workers face: You plan a vacation to relax, rejuvenate, and forget all about the stresses of work. Pre- and post-vacation stress is a major contributor to this problem. You don’t have to put off letting go of stress until vacation.

5 Work Stresses You Can Alleviate with Tech

Harvard Business Review

From the pressure to keep up with social media to the low-level irritation produced by a world in which something is always beeping or buzzing, technology can produce its own set of anxieties. Stress. Your anti-stress tech toolkit needn’t be confined to these five stressors.

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Harvard Business Review

It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle their feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement? Technology can be helpful, too: Try out a few mindfulness apps or devices yourself, and pass them on.

The Best Strategy for Reducing Stress

Harvard Business Review

Rob is not usually stressed-out. For many people, Rob's daily work would be hair-pulling stressful — he's a real estate developer who routinely deals with a multitude of nagging problems related to renters, banks, lawsuits, property management, and rapidly changing valuations. So why was he stressed that blissful day on his boat? The same reason most of us get stressed: frustrated expectations. You could quit, but that brings with it a host of new stress.

Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

And what happens as advances in technology constantly change how customers and employees expect to interact with your company? Perhaps not too surprisingly, technology plays a central role (after all, we’re a technology company). How technology is changing the way we work.

Turn the Pressures of Technology into Potential

Harvard Business Review

Digital technology is full of paradox, yet we often tend to under-emphasize or even ignore the paradoxes — often looking at either technology’s problems or its promises, rarely examining both at the same time. But it’s only when we explore both that we gain new insight into what will truly help us harness technology’s economic value. First, digital technology infrastructures systematically, significantly, and globally drive down barriers to entry. Technology

Exposing and Expressing Fear is Key to Reducing It

The Practical Leader

Reason is fully equipped with the latest weapons technology. It’s a dark force behind stress, worry, prejudice, extremism, bullying, avoidance, and ineffective leadership. Years ago, I was captivated by Yann Martel’s novel, Life of Pi.

Balancing Parenting and Work Stress: A Guide

Harvard Business Review

The same kind of technologies that enable you to compete at work — the calendars, the shared work tools — should be used at home. An effective contingency plan lets you consistently deliver at work and at home — and reduces your stress significantly. “Ask for a flexible schedule — it’s the only way to balance work and family.” ” “Think hard about part-time.

Why Are India's Women So Stressed Out?

Harvard Business Review

According to "Women of Tomorrow," a recent Nielsen survey of 6,500 women across 21 different nations, Indian women are the most stressed in the world today. An overwhelming 87% of Indian women said they felt stressed most of the time, and 82% reported that they had no time to relax. Not surprisingly, the most stress is felt among women between 25 and 55 years of age, who are trying to balance demanding careers with obligations at home. Gender India Stress IWIN

Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important

Harvard Business Review

Although the jury is still out about robots stealing jobs , the pace at which AI and deep learning technologies have been advancing isn’t ebbing concerns over a future of disappearing work. Economics Labor Education Technology Article

Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming

Harvard Business Review

But psychologically, it carried a disproportionate weight: regardless of how much time I spent, it seemed like I was always stressed about the unanswered messages in my inbox. Despite the rise of technologies like Slack, for the foreseeable future, email will always be with us – and indeed, some predict the number of messages we receive will continue to grow at a compounded annual rate of 15%. Stress Communication Digital Article

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business Review

At the law firm Allen & Overy, the idea of replacing traditional, annual performance appraisals with a technology-enabled continuous feedback system did not come from human resources. In an era of transformative cognitive technologies like AI and machine learning, it’s become obvious that people, practices, and systems must become nimbler too. Working with new technologies in new and nimbler ways creates the need for additional innovation in talent practices.

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Can Online Tools Help Employees Build Resilience?

Harvard Business Review

A study explored new ways to help stressed-out workers. Stress Managing yourself Technology Digital Article

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Talk about stress.Turn off the Tech

Management Craft

Talk about stress. who knew that some of the causes of stress can be from technology. Wait a minute, isn't technology supposed to make us feel less stressed? Give your brain a rest by giving it exercise that doesn't demand technology. And check out this great post on Management Issues from Myra White about the technology treadmill. Do you feel more productive with or without your emails, mobile phones, and the internet?

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Cities Looking to Harness Smart Technologies Should Start Small - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELL AND INTEL®

Harvard Business Review

This population boom will bring both challenges and opportunities, which is why America’s Top 25 Future-Ready Cities are focusing on using technologies and data to enhance their economic development and sustainability, and to provide a higher quality of life for their citizens.

206: Coronavirus – Supporting Employee Mental Health During a Pandemic | with William Kassler from IBM

Engaging Leader

For many of us the “new normal” is working from home, which may cause additional stress as we deal with our job, spouses, kids, parents, and pets — not to mention anxiety regarding the coronavirus infection itself.

Job Burnout and How to Get Unstuck at Work

HR Digest

The job burnout phenomenon is more prevalent in the present generation of workers than the older one as the work-life balance has become more skewed with the advent of digital technology, which blurs the line between and home life and work.

New Technology Won’t Automatically Improve Your Operations

Harvard Business Review

Complex architectural structures undergo virtual stress tests before concrete is poured. The technologies and trends shaping tomorrow’s businesses. Advanced tools for creating and testing new products and the operations that will make them are all around us.

Stress Test Your Company’s Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions

Harvard Business Review

Technological developments are often interesting to discuss in relation to relevance. A current example of uncertainty around relevance concerns blockchain , i.e. the technology behind virtual currencies such as bitcoin. On the other hand, if the blockchain technology really lives up to its promises of securing transparent and secure transmissions, then it will also challenge the relevance of intermediaries such as brokers and bankers who may no longer be needed.

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Coaching Tip

In our current era of non-stop technological innovation, fuzzy wishful thinking has yielded to the hard doctrine of personal optimization. The desire to achieve and to demonstrate perfection is not simply stressful; it can also be fatal. Business Coaching Career Communication Current Affairs Failure Games Health Memes Myths Personal Life Self-Awareness Success Tips Web/Tech What is Work life social media technological innovation

Tony Mayo's Blog: Tools, Techniques, & Thoughts

Tony Mayo

My clients can easily find my best advice on goal setting , running meetings , stress reduction , and other topics important to anyone running a business.

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The Mood Elevator

Lead Change Blog

Larry shows how to interrupt negative thought patterns that keep you stuck on a lower floor—depressed, stressed, anxious, judgmental—and move higher by cultivating mental attitudes like curiosity and gratitude. Want to have more success with less stress, healthier relationships, greater personal productivity, and a better quality of life? We all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day.

Unpredictable Work Hours Are Stressing Too Many People Out

Harvard Business Review

And yet as jobs become ever more dependent on online connectivity and technology, more of us are losing control over our time. Workers at the top and bottom of the economic spectrum feel the loss of control dearly, and technology is often the culprit. Employees at Boston Consulting Group, one of the most elite workplaces there is, suffered the stress created by lack of control over their work hours.

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

Michael Lee Stallard

As artificial intelligence further increases the presence and role of machines in people’s day-to-day lives, an unintended consequence is that technology may diminish people’s ability to connect. The Role of Chronic Stress. Here, odd as it sounds, stress can be a good thing.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job?

Leading Blog

Of course, people have always worried that technology would take over their job. Gutenberg’s press probably created more social upheaval than any technological advancement has yet to do today. This skill cannot be stressed enough. “As

How Some Companies Are Making Child Care Less Stressful for Their Employees

Harvard Business Review

“This can be hugely stressful when you have to arrange daycare,” she says. Investing in conference room technology “so you can dial in from anywhere and still feel like you are in the room with your colleagues” is an important enabler of flexible work, she says. Photo by Mike Wilson. The cost of child care in the United States is high. This is not news.

Are You Open-Minded?

Lead Change Blog

Polarization of historic proportions, racial divide, technological challenges and globalization—we are all experiencing stress and uncertainty in our volatile, complex and uncertain environment. So what can a leader do in stressful situations?

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