Category Archive: Stress

People will Remember How You Treated Them During COVID-19

A friend of mine got laid off last Friday. Clients in education are developing three plans for the fall of 2020, but most of their work could be irrelevant. Other clients are figuring… Continue reading

How to Show Up During Emotional Turmoil

Stressful times create emotional turmoil. Emotional conflict on the team always hurts and often harms. Leadership includes managing emotion, both your own and others’. How to Show Up During Emotional Turmoil: #1. Always… Continue reading

4 Ways to Tame the Stress Monster

Stress isn’t a germ you catch from an uncovered sneeze. Stress isn’t a thing. Scientists examine the results of stress, but they can’t examine stress itself. Stress is a monster that rises inside… Continue reading

How to Use Stress for Advantage when Making Decisions

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” Nelson DeMille 3 ways to use stress for advantage: #1. Schedule decisions. Stress tells you to wait.… Continue reading

Over Worked and Stressed Out

It’s not the work that stresses you out.  It’s doing it alone. 15 Sources of stress for leaders: Incompetence. You’re flaying in water that’s too deep for your current abilities. Procrastination. Lack of… Continue reading

Moving From Distress to Eustress

88% of leaders report that work is a primary source of stress. What if stress is good for you? These are stressful times. We’d love to avoid or prevent crisis and tragedy. But there’s… Continue reading