The Difference Between Stress and Pressure

challenges-ahead-signFor a recent episode of ExecuNet Master Class, we were joined by Dr. Hendrie Weisinger – a licensed psychologist trained in clinical, counseling, school, and organizational psychology.  He is a leading expert in the application of emotional intelligence and pioneer in the emerging science of pressure management.

Dr. Weisinger explained the difference between stress and pressure.

He said stress occurs when you are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of your environment. The function of stress is to arouse you to fight or flight response. It motivates one to action.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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