Category Archive: Stress

How Managers Lower Stress and Enjoy Work

Stress is a thistle patch.  Stress is a magnifying glass.  Stress is a straw.  Top 4 external stress points for managers: People problems. Delivering more results with fewer resources and people. Conflicting expectations… Continue reading

The Principle of the Rope

George asked, “Do you ever feel pressure?” He was thinking about the breadth and depth of the Leadership Freak audience, as well as, the rigorous writing schedule I maintain. George is one of… Continue reading

7 Powerful People-Tasks You can do Today

Great people accomplish great things. The question is, how to develop and maximize greatness in others. 5 things you can do with people: Understand and accept them. Correct and punish them. Honor and reward them.… Continue reading

5 Ways to Face Uncertainty with Confidence

Responding to uncertainty establishes trajectory, impacts potential, and determines quality of life. Uncertainty is the spotlight of leadership. The dark side of uncertainty: Intolerance and quick tempers. Lost perspective and poor judgments. Things… Continue reading

10 Ways Leaders Increase Stress Unnecessarily

The way you think about yourself is the biggest factor in stress and productivity. Stress isn’t “out there,” it’s inside you. 10 ways to increase stress: Hide mistakes. Pretend you know. Make excuses. Expect perfection.… Continue reading

How to Rise and Thrive Through Pressing Problems

We’ve all had bosses who proved they didn’t care about people by how they responded to pressing problems. Leaders who get lost in problems lose sight of people.   An email: To a teammate who… Continue reading