Deadlines, conflict with co-workers, unrealistic goals, priorities, too much to do, not enough time, decisions … and the list can go on.
Are you aware of the health issues caused by stress?
According to the website stress.org; stress increases the risk of heart disease by 40%, the risk of heart attack by 25% and the risk of stroke by 50%. There are also a great number of other nasty ailments associated with stress as well.
Although deep down we all understand, or at least are aware that stress is not good for us, many of us don’t do much about it.
My leadership tip for you this week is to wipe out stress at work.
From the list above, here are some actions you can take:
Deadlines – make sure your deadlines are realistic. Set them collaboratively with those involved in trying to meet the deadlines.
Conflict with or between co-workers – recognize when it exists and address it. Don’t let it percolate into an unmanageable situation.
Unrealistic Goals – have plans with actions and resources to meet your goals or they will be unrealistic.
Priorities – have your priorities and stick with them. You lose credibility and productivity if you are responsible for constantly shifting priorities.
Too much to do and not enough time – become exceptional at delegation, empowerment and allocating your time in a way that produces optimal results. Include time for yourself.
Decisions – don’t procrastinate. Make all of your decisions fair, consistent and for the right reasons. Preparation and anticipation are good ‘wing-men’ to have by your side when making decisions.
What is on your list ? – let me know if you need a little help.
Avoiding stress and reducing stress levels are important so be mindful of diet, exercise, sleep and all of the different techniques that work for you to keep you stress free … we need you to lead … and to create an environment where stress cannot survive.