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Executives Under Stress During Stressful Times Need Executive Stress Solutions
Guest articles > Executives Under Stress During Stressful Times Need Executive Stress Solutions
by: Simma Liebeman
According to the National Institutes of Health, “people who feel more in control at their jobs tend to feel less stressed out.”
While executives and senior leaders have more control of their work, they manage people who feel like they have less control.
Employees in general are feeling more anxious and stressed. They’re worried about lay-offs, wage freezes, and reduction in benefits. If they are in an organization where there has already been a reduction in the workforce, they want to know what will happen in the future plus they may have “survival guilt.”
As an executive, you have to know how to manage your own stress plus lead your employees who may be having a hard time focusing on their work.
As a leader you may feel responsible for your employees and your organization to the detriment of your own health. At the same time you need to be able to look confident and calm so you don’t pass your stress onto everyone else.
It becomes a stress cycle, but there are actions you can take.
Having worked with executives for over twenty years, I can tell you that
executive stress is real, and you are not alone. Being a stressed out executive
is not a reflection on your leadership abilities but not doing anything about it
can negatively impact your focus, productivity and profit. Who can afford that?
Simma Lieberman helps organizations become more profitable by creating inclusive
cultures where people do their best work. Leaders contact her when they want to
develop and implement a strategy that leverages the skills and talents of
employees at every organizational level.
Contributor: Simma Lieberman
Published here on: 27-Sep-09
Classification: Stress, Development, Leadership, Change
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