Tag: stress

How to Master a Sense of Overwhelm

My client Jean was overwhelmed. The big meeting was tomorrow, the stakes were high, and there was so much she didn’t know.  “My mind is racing, and I’m paralyzed,” she told me. “I can’t eat. I can’t prepare.  I don’t

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The Silent Cost of Incivility

Toxic incivility in the workplace is costing money, driving away the best employees — it’s even killing people. Don’t believe it? A recent study by VitalSmarts and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) found examples like these: A pharmacist

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You Need More Stress

You need more stress.  The good kind, not the bad kind.

Sadly, most people seem to make one of two mistakes.  Either they embrace the worst sort of toxic stress — dramatically reducing their work effectiveness and that of their people … or they mistakenly treat all stress as bad — denying themselves the growth and rewards of good stress.

CEOs fail here all the time.

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A Superior Four-Letter Word

When you can step away from “I didn’t get what I wanted/expected and I find that frustrating” and instead embrace “I didn’t get what I wanted/expected and I find that interesting” — you’ve got the right attitude to dump your stress and have happi…

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