Archive for stress SmartBlogs

Even the minor stress of life’s little annoyances — traffic, long meetings and tight deadlines can take a toll on our well-being, sense of personal balance and overall effectiveness.

You might wonder how that could be a concern to your management style, since you’re regularly devoting time to your leadership skills. If you’re the only one affected by those minor stresses — after all, you do your best to navigate office politics and minimize their impact on your team — what does it matter?[…] Continue Reading »

The Young Entrepreneur Council is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.

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Many leaders are working in fast-paced, globally competitive companies where they may believe the only way to keep up is to move at warp speed. This is understandable but also potentially destructive to relationships with the very stakeholders who are supporting these leaders.

My work with these leaders often entails their desire to develop, expand or improve relationships with their stakeholders.[…] Continue Reading »

You might be first-line supervision or midlevel in your organization, and you might also be a high-potential or high-performing leader. You are an accomplished person who’s worked your way to get where you are by using significant talents.

Yet, as gifted as you might be, sometimes you might feel powerless. The larger organization asks a lot of you.[…] Continue Reading »

So what is it about job burnout that can kill you?

I was recently on a flight sitting next to an executive for a top-ranked health care company. We were having a nice conversation, and then she disclosed something that shocked me. She was 51 and had survived two heart attacks.

She’d never smoked and didn’t have a litany of medical issues but did have plenty of work stress in her life, and she was admittedly burned out.[…] Continue Reading »