Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

j0178793This is an excellent article about how to keep your head when everyone else is losing theirs.

Source: Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being

“Without a thriving workplace culture, organizations may suffer from employee disengagement, stagnant business practices, uninspired products and services, and decreased financial performance.”

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Here the author very accurately addresses how workplace culture and employee well-being effectively go hand-in-hand.

How well is your organization addressing these issues?

Workplace Culture is THE Key to Creating Better Employee Well-Being | TLNT.

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

“One of the toughest things about a rut is acknowledging that you are in one,” says Daniel Gulati, a tech entrepreneur and author.

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Even exciting jobs have boring days. And when you’ve been doing the same tasks, going to the same office, and working with the same people day in and day out, you’re bound to fall into a rut on occasion. When that happens, how do you recognize what’s happening and counteract it? What can you do to revive your interest in your work?

Here’s some great information from Gulati, and esteemed University of Michigan researcher and professor, Gretchen Spreitzer about how to do just that, including a couple of very useful case examples:

How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job – HBR.

A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction

I love this quick and easy way to use the research:monkey

A Scientific Guide to Saying “No”: How to Avoid Temptation and Distraction – – The Buffer Blog.

Increase the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse – HBR

This is an interesting post!

Consider, if you aren’t doing this already, making your spouse a more clearly defined member of your “team” as you seek to attain professional and private goals. This article suggests some great ways of formalizing the process, so that it doesn’t get lost in shuffle of the day-to-day “busyness”, and, so that the value of your support to each other is maximized.

How do you do this? What can you add? I’d love to hear your ideas.

Couple Smiling at One AnotherIncrease the Odds of Achieving Your Goals by Setting Them with Your Spouse – HBR.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don’t | Talk Video | TED.com

What do you call a veterinarian that can only take care of one species? A physician. In a fascinating talk, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz shares how a species-spanning approach to health can improve medical care of the human animal — particularly when it comes to mental health.

To my physician readers and clients particularly, check out this amazing talk from TEDMED:

via Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't | Talk Video | TED.com.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review

This is a provocative article. (It starts out saying, “Imagine you are Mary Barra.”)
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Only 20% of senior leaders let those who work for them know about their efforts to manage stress. Why don’t more leaders share their stress management strategies?

Read on and let me know what you think.

Why Leaders Don’t Brag About Successfully Managing Stress – James R. Bailey – Harvard Business Review.

Play Through Problems for Better Outcomes- Josh Linkner

Let’s ALL play more today! Check out Josh Linkner’s blog. (I alreadyj0149018 feel lighter.)

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I tried to be normal once…

Here’s a great article incorporating lots of new bits of knowledge we’ve learned about neuroscience. (Be sure to scroll down to see the action steps she provides.)

Also, I would add, make sure there is some fun, and some play in your day.
See the picture of me posing for the obligatory ceremonial photograph wearing the official “Snow Meeting Hat” after presenting at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Conference. 🙂

Lisa Pasbjerg at MCOG

I tried to be normal once… « Mowbray by Design – Personal and Corporate Leadership Branding.