Stress is an inevitable part of life, and it can be especially high for those in leadership positions. However, as a leader, it’s important to recognize the signs of stress in your team and to provide support to help them cope.
Here are five simple and effective ways to help your team deal with stress:
Foster a positive work culture: Create a positive and supportive work culture that fosters open communication and encourages teamwork. This can help to reduce stress and increase morale.
Provide resources: Offer your team resources such as stress management training or access to a company-wide Employee Assistance Program (EAP). These resources can provide valuable tools and support for managing stress.
Encourage breaks: Encourage your team to take breaks throughout the day to rest and recharge. This can be as simple as taking a short walk outside or closing their eyes for a few minutes of relaxation.
Encourage healthy habits: Encourage your team to adopt healthy habits such as regular exercise, a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep. These habits can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
Show empathy: Show empathy and understanding towards your team’s stress. This means actively listening to your team members and trying to understand their perspective and feelings.
By implementing these simple strategies, you can help your team to effectively cope with stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Remember, as a leader, it’s important to lead by example and prioritize how you handle stress effectively.
Lead From Within: A stressed team is a less productive team, and as a leader, it’s your responsibility to create a healthy and supportive work environment.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.