By Andrew R. McIlvaine The connection between health and workplace stress is well established. But in order to limit the damaging effects of such stress, leaders may have to take a good look in the mirror first.
Leaders are not immune from stress–in fact they tend to be magnets for it. Unfortunately, too many leaders fail to achieve the balance in their lives that helps them to adequately cope and overcome the effects of stress. It is important for leaders to be realistic with themselves about their environment and their coping abilities–then to admit to themselves when they need help. Souind familiar? It’s probably the same advice you are giving to your teammates. The best place to start looking for sound advice in is your own mentoring. What’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander!
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