Stress and the Leadership Factor

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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.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

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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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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