[FLR] Stress as a positive emotion

Happy Friday!

 

We all know leaders are rarely impacted by stress, right? I’m sure you are thinking to yourself right now, “Alan, what planet are you on?” and you are correct in thinking that. We are all impacted by stress in many ways during our lives, and leaders are not immune.

 

We can react to stress in one of two ways: stress can be paralyzing or it can be stimulating. We are familiar with how stress can make us feel overwhelmed and unable to accomplish work. However as leaders we need to get identify when it can be a positive emotion that helps us pay attention to what is important.

 

Ultimately, our reactions to stress amplify how our teams respond to our leadership.

 

Fast Company | Stress is making you micromanage which is making everything worse

 

The Balance | How to translate leadership stress into performance improvement

 

HBR| Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress

 

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CJ | Career “stretching” for growth

 

TED | How To Make Stress Your Friend

 

Along the road with you!

 

Alan

 

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