You don’t have to look too far to notice the suffering in any organization. Stress is the number one problem facing employees in nearly every sector of the business world, and it is not getting any better any time soon. Stress takes its toll in many ways: as decreased effectiveness in thought processes, as interruptions to or aberrations of communication, as manifest in the number of sick days employees take, and as the driver of pharmaceutical and substance use/abuse.
Stress simply defined is the result anytime the pressures of a situation are greater or more demanding than our current coping mechanisms can handle. That level varies from individual to individual. But the threshold is clearly the point where the demands are greater than our personal resources can handle. As the complexities of our digitized world increase and as the speed of hyper-accelerated technological advances continues to soar, the problems of stress-related dysfunction and stress-related illness are only going to grow.
What if you could decrease employees' stress AND increase speed and effectiveness? Too often coaches who want to help leaders lower stress levels focus solely on time off, time out and relaxation. We take an opposite view! If stress is the result of ineffective and insufficient coping skills what if we work on improving those core skills? We can learn faster, make great decisions with far less information and decrease meeting times by half - and the result is that people are happier, have more time to get more done while cutting their day to a normal seven or eight hours. We'd love to show you how.
Leadership is radically changing. Forget managing by walking around and "face to face" meetings; the world of a leader is now totally digital, on 24/7 and totally global. Click below to read a blog post on how leaders can begin to address the many changes digitizations presents. Your world continues to change and the old rules of leadership may not fit the bill!