Managing traumatic stress

It is important for you to realize that there is not one “standard” pattern of reaction to the extreme stress of traumatic experiences. Some people respond immediately, while others have delayed reactions — sometimes months or even years later. Some have adverse effects for a long period of time, while others recover rather quickly.

Are you stressed-out by your poor work-life balance?

I’ve been there and got the tea-shirt in coping with work-life balance problems and I know that I can help you. You know you have a work-life balance problem when you Don’t have enough time for everything and spend what time you have handling scheduling conflicts, Feel stressed and overwhelmed by trying to balance your […]

Leading Change – excuse me while I quietly burn-out

The Team Leader needs to recognize stress and burnout, and manage the team so that no undue stress is put on any particular individual. Judging this, and then getting the resources you need to prevent harm to your team, can be difficult. Stress and burnout are different. And in a long standing change team, you may well see symptoms of impending burnout.

Great group – sad about the leader – mood contagion.

Mood contagion is the automatic and unconscious transfer of mood between individuals. Intense moods are more likely to be transferred. Joy or distress are more likely to be passed on than calmness. Leaders probably have an even greater impact on their group mood. This is because of their importance to the organization.

Do you wear a mask at work? Can you be yourself at work or even at home?

There is a penalty to pay from the time we spend adapting to meet the needs of others; time we spend pretending to be someone we are not! We can damage our health far more than we probably realise!

Reactionary Workflow – Breaking the Pattern

Reactionary Workflow – Ideas for Breaking the Pattern Reactionary Workflow! Where do you really draw the line on your “to do” list? Some of the things we assign ourselves really are necessary; get our teeth cleaned, answer the jury duty summons, pick up the kids. Another category might be negotiable, and yet another list usually […]