48 results for tag: workplace stress


Trusted Advice: Carry Your Own Weather

Wouldn't it be great if we could carry our own weather? The sun would always be shining, skies clear and blue, warm air with a gentle breeze, and best of all – no humidity. Ahh. That sounds lovely. While we can't do that with external weather, Mother ...
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You’re More Resilient Than You Give Yourself Credit For

In my role as a professor at the Brandeis International Business School, I teach a course each fall about acting outside your comfort zone. Each student in the class chooses a behavior outside their comfort zone to work on. For some, it's public speaking; ...
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3 Tips to Stop Feeling so Overworked and Overwhelmed

Just the other day I was working with a highly competent, high-achieving executive, whose penchant for over scheduling and over-committing was running him into the ground. He was the classic multitasking perfectionist, trying to jam 25 hours into a 24-hour ...
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What I Learned From Talking With 44 Managers About Delivering Bad News

One of the greatest challenges as a manager is delivering bad news. For many managers – especially first time, or novice managers – the experience of delivering bad news, during a layoff conversation or even a negative performance review – can be ...
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The Message of Emotions

Most writings on managing emotions speak to the topic by providing generic emotional management strategies: taking charge of your thoughts, use relaxation to decrease your physiological arousal, take control of and generate effective behavior patterns, take ...
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Come on Get Happy: The Secret to a Better Career and Life

It's possible to be happy even after being fired, getting overlooked for a promotion, or experiencing a major setback at work or a loss in your life. You don't control the circumstances or events in your life, but you do control how you feel about them. ...
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Simple Workload Tips Managing Maximum Performance Without Making Work Your Life

Ever since the Millennial generation entered the workforce, we're seen a resurgence in the idea that "work" and "life" represent two distinct things: i.e., that we can excel at our jobs and still have an enjoyable life outside the office. Although I persona...
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Peak Performance in the Face of Adversity

I recently saw the film, Hidden Figures, a true story about three African-American women whose work at NASA was instrumental in the first manned orbit of the Earth. The story takes place in the 1960s and these women were faced with a triangle of adversities ...
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Caring About People Without Sacrificing the Bottom Line

Burnout is a problem. We've all felt the signs at some point, but managing – even being aware of – burnout in our employees is a skill few of us really have. It's not as simple as telling them to, "Go home," "Take a day off," or giving them a pat on the ...
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Killing it in Business: A Conversation with REBBL CEO Sheryl O’Loughlin

Sheryl O'Loughlin knows firsthand the difficulty of balancing the needs of a growing family with her own physical and mental health, while managing other work and life challenges. In this warm, honest, and wise fireside chat with ExecuNet CMO Tony Vlahos, she ...
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How Do I Help Employee Showing Signs of Burnout?

There's an employee showing all the telltale signs of burnout. What do you do? connection culture Listen to Michael Lee Stallard, co-founder of the Connection Culture movement and a leading expert on what it takes to avoid personal and organizational ...
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How to Save Yourself From a Job You Hate!

Saying no is difficult for me. I want to do everything! I want to help everybody! Helping people makes me feel good. I love the variety of opportunities that I have every day, and I love the way I feel when I say yes! job satisfaction Unfortunately, I don't ...
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