What Your Brain Wishes You Knew About Leadership Stress

Whether you see yourself as a leader (or not), have the title of CEO behind your name or have a corner office (or not),  if you are in a position whereby you are responsible for managing and motivating others,  you are a leader. 

The fact is, no matter what our title is, all people experience stress (and to a certain degree we need stress to get motivated into action). Yet, have you ever felt overwhelmed, irritable, frustrated, exhausted or have difficulty focusing?  How about physical symptoms of stress: having difficulty sleeping, increased or decreased appetite, using alcohol or prescription medication to reduce anxiety, panic attacks, high blood pressure … there’s many more.

But here’s the thing:   Stress will diminish your brain’s capacity to solve problems, think creatively, make decisions, learn, reason and understand another person’s perspective?   And to make matters worse, did you know stress is contagious?

Left unchecked, even low levels of chronic stress will not only reduce your ability to solve problems and make decisions, your stress will reduce your team’s productivity and engagement.

If you would like to Discover 5 Practical Solutions to Eliminate Leadership Stress, join me on Thursday, May 10th for a free webinar.

You will:
·         Learn the latest discoveries in neuroscience (or brain science) about the strengths and limits of your brain (which alone might scare you into making some drastic changes in how you work).
·         Discover why saying “it’s just stress” can be the end of your career more quickly than you think.
·         Realize how your stress negatively impacts creativity, productivity and motivation, both your team’s and your own.
·         Know how to make 5 simple changes in your day so you can get more done, more efficiently in less time than ever before
·         Realize which words we use daily in our communication with others that create “fight or flight” reaction in others and which 4 words to use instead to motivate rather than deflate.
·         Learn about a unique type of stress leaders experience and a brain-based solution to eliminate feelings of responsibility and helplessness that come with the job.

There will be an opportunity to submit your questions about the topic of stress and leadership prior to the workshop, as well as an opportunity for Q & A at the end.

Be sure to click here to register for your FREE webinar (space is limited!):  Leadership Stress: Myths & Solutions for Today’s Managers and Leaders

Add your comment to this post:  What is your biggest stress-related challenge today? What’s your best solution to reducing leadership stress?

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  1. Grenae Thompson
    3 years ago

    Hi, Christina. Just discovered your blog after following you on Twitter. Interested in your work and eager to learn from your blog posts and tweets. May I recommend a leadership stress resource that I know personally – The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions—And What to Do About It (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Here is the Amazon link: http://amzn.to/KDB2AD. The Stress Effect explains how stress limits access to both cognitive and emotional intelligences, thereby reducing decision making effectiveness. Includes the ARSENAL assessment that evaluates a leader’s stress resilience, essential to making sound decisions.


    • admin
      3 years ago

      Hi Grenae,
      Thank you for posting this resource about the Stress Effect. I will check it out! I’m looking forward to your comments and from our mutual learning :-).
      Christina


  2. Mohammed.AliShah
    2 years ago

    Hi, Christina. Just discovered your blog after following you on Twitter. Interested in your work and eager to learn from your blog posts and tweets. May I recommend a leadership stress resource that I know personally – The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions—And What to Do About It.The Stress Effect explains how stress limits access to both cognitive and emotional intelligences, thereby reducing decision making effectiveness. Includes the ARSENAL assessment that evaluates a leader’s stress resilience, essential to making sound decisions.
    I`m very interested in this program