• Give Yourself Permission To Work Fewer Hours
    HBR - Jul 13
    In 2007 I decided enough was enough. I had been running my own business for a couple of years and I constantly felt stressed. I had no clear boundaries between work and personal time, and I rarely stopped working without... Read »
    2 months ago
  • How To Put The Right Amount Of Pressure On Your Team
    HBR - Jul 1
    While the popular press talks of stress as a negative to be avoided, seasoned managers know better. If you’re trying to drum up new business, get a customer’s order out on time, or hit your numbers for the quarter, a... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Are You Too Stressed To Be Productive? Or Not...
    HBR - Apr 14
    If you’re like me, you often ask yourself how you can get more work done in a day. How can you best boost your productivity? I always assumed that if I could just reduce any stress I was facing, my productivity would rise.... Read »
    5 months ago
  • The Worst Kind Of Boss Is Not The One Who’s...
    Washington Post - Mar 8
    Would you rather have an unfair boss some of the time or all of the time? The answer seems like it would be an obvious one. But it isn't. A new study finds that employees are less stressed and have more job... Read »
    6 months ago
  • An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Managing Anxiety
    Forbes - Feb 8
    Building and running a business is often a difficult, stressful, and uncertain process. In a day and age where we idolize successful entrepreneurs, we are encouraged to buy into the falsehood narrative of the “rugged... Read »
    7 months ago
  • How Top Performers Take Criticism
    CEO.com - Jan 28
    "When I am criticized, I feel ____.” If you are like most people in the working world, you complete the aforementioned sentence with words like, “hurt, angry, defensive, dejected, disappointed, embarrassed, put-down,... Read »
    8 months ago
  • Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, And Burnout
    HBR - Jan 21
    It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handletheir feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement? Because work is getting more demanding and... Read »
    8 months ago
  • Mindfulness Isn’t Much Harder Than Mindlessness
    HBR - Jan 13
    I’ve been researching mindfulness since the early 1970s. New findings emerge from our lab and others each year, showing what a powerful factor mindfulness is with respect to our health, happiness, and effectiveness.... Read »
    8 months ago
  • Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Tips For Dealing With The...
    Forbes - Jan 11
    It’s cliché to say that entrepreneurs wear many hats, but there’s no escaping truth. Entrepreneurs and business leaders have to balance the needs of business strategy and business execution alongside family and their... Read »
    8 months ago
  • Don’t Let The Loneliness Of Entrepreneurship...
    Entrepreneur - Jan 5
    It's lonely at the top. And that potentially could kill you. We all know how stress walks hand-in-hand, knuckles white, with entrepreneurship, because of the constant need to put out the fires in front of us.... Read »
    8 months ago
  • The Right Kind Of Stress Can Bond Your Team Together
    HBR - Dec 14
    This past fall, I did a documentary with HBO, directed by Peter Berg and produced by Michael Strahan, called State of Play: Happiness. In the film, we explored how to create a positive culture in organizations where the... Read »
    9 months ago
  • 12 Reasons Entrepreneurs With Type-A Personalities...
    Entrepreneur - Nov 23
    Personalities fit into one of two groups -- Type A and Type B -- it’s one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type... Read »
    10 months ago
  • A Healthier Approach To Business Travel
    CEO.com - Nov 18
    Earlier this year I returned from a two-day meeting on the West Coast. The schedule was reasonable and the travel, this time, was easy. Still, it took me an entire week to recover. It didn’t use to be like this. Maybe... Read »
    10 months ago
  • How To Communicate During Times Of Stress
    Switch & Shift - Nov 6
    All of us experience stress at work; it is how we handle stress that separates leaders from others. When results are headed in the wrong direction, it’s easy to let our inside voice slip out. Of course reacting like... Read »
    10 months ago
  • Manage Stress By Knowing What You Value
    HBR - Sep 9
    Much has been written about “stress management” techniques that are primarily behavioral in nature — such as getting adequate sleep, regular exercise, and mental downtime; taking vacation; doing controlled breathing;... Read »
    1 year ago