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Is Work-Related Stress Wearing You Down?

April is Stress Awareness Month. Here are a few facts about work-related stress and five quick tips on how to address it.

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The Results Are In: Most Effective Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress

In honor of April being National Stress Awareness month in the U.S. and Canada, we asked our readers about the most effective ways they deal with work-related stress. More than 1,800 people participated in the poll and with 14% of the total vote, “set boundaries/leave work at the office” was the top choice, followed closely […]

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Question of the Month: What Are the Most Effective Ways You Deal with Work-Related Stress?

Question of the Month: What Are the Most Effective Ways You Deal with Work-Related Stress?

According to the research from the American Psychological Association, the 61% of people say work is a common source of stress in their lives. This research may not surprise most workers, given how big a role jobs play in our lives. Although many companies recognize the need for stress awareness programs and take an active […]

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The Results Are In: “Difficult Conversations” Most Stress-Inducing Part of Leadership

In August, we asked our readers what they believe is the most stress-inducing part of being a leader, and with 27% of the votes, “Having difficult conversations (i.e. poor performance, employee termination, etc.)” was the top choice. “Holding employees accountable” and “Managing conflict” round out the top three with 19% and 17%, respectively. The rest […]

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Question of the Month: What’s the Most Stress-Inducing Part of Being a Leader?

Question of the Month: What’s the Most Stress-Inducing Part of Being a Leader?

There are many perks to being a leader, like increased responsibility, decision-making authority, and respect from people you lead. Of course, there are also many challenges that come along with the job.  Whether it’s managing conflict, sticking to budgets, or meeting company goals, there are many stressors that, if left unchecked, could take a toll […]

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Hit Reset: 5 Tips for Taking a Mental Break at Work

Finding time for yourself during the workday is just as important as meeting deadlines. If you never look up from the desk, or your assistant has to schedule bathroom breaks on your calendar, then you may need to plan a few mental diversions throughout the day. Not only does a workday without breaks drain your […]

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Our Stressful World

A message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. Among the many changes in our world that our parents or grandparents would find most startling here in the 21st century is the level of what we call stress. Most of us would define stress as too many activities with not enough time or the heightened pressure to produce […]

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Infographic: The Impact of Music on Workplace Productivity

We all know the old saying, “music tames the savage beast,” but did you know it can also do wonders for workplace productivity? In fact, according to an infographic from WebpageFX, an internet marketing and SEO company, “61% of employees listen to music at work to make them happier and more productive.” Check out the full infographic […]

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