How Leaders Must Deal with the Whole New Level of Stress

How Leaders Must Deal with the Whole New Level of Stress

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  • Trevor Sullivan

    Excellent. Similar to my address on Sunday.

  • Monica Wofford

    So glad to see that we are on the same page. What a shock that is! Hehe 🙂

  • Greg Lee

    Fantastic Monday Moment! Much to think about in this one, thank you.

  • Monica Wofford

    Thanks for your great feedback Greg! Today, let’s focus on all that is going well instead of the more common tendency to see all that is going wrong. Keep up the great work!

    All my best,
    Monica

  • David Edmondson

    This is so true. I managed an extremely stressful project more than a decade ago. We were attempting to implement an ERP software solution that had never been done at our university before much less any other university in the world. It was version 1 of a software system that drove every critical business process at the unhiversity. If we did not make the year 2000 deadline then our existing computer system would not be able to process the work flow that we needed to stay in business. Stress was rampant! Some staff would be saying “it can’t be done”. But by having weekly meetings with project coordinators, both in the IT staff and the end user decision makers we were able to stay focused on the job at hand and reduce the “fear of doom” creep in. We celebrated our successes and we made sure to log all of the issues and put them in priority order. Stress must be dealt with or it will be debilitating to your business. As a result, we made everyone of our goals and everyone went away feeling good about themselves. They have the momentum now to take us to even greater heights.

  • Monica Wofford

    Wow, Dave! Great example of how stress can either eat a team alive or cause it to thrive. It’s all in how you manage the energy level in times of stress and it sounds like you did a wonderful job of harnessing their energy through buy-in and goal achievement. If everyone is aware of the goal and where the team is headed then they can contribute in their own way and feel like they’ve been a significant part of a bigger effort. Great work and thanks for sharing this! Monica

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