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Managing Employee Stress

Sarah Berry

By: John Birch, CEO

At its very worst, constant stress can be so paralyzing that coping methods become extreme. 

The New York Times recently reported on this issue in the pressure-filled financial sector, where young investment bankers are taking their own lives reportedly due to insurmountable workloads. 

How are you measuring your employees stress levels and what can you do to help? Do you know when and how to intervene when stress becomes overwhelming and your top performers become disengaged?

The Birch Group can help...Learn More.

*Adopted from the TTI article "Extreme Side of Stress" by Bill J. Bonnstetter

The Art of Effective Leadership

Sarah Berry

By: John Birch, CEO

Regardless of all other factors, the true art of effective leadership can be boiled down to 4 Major Key Factors:

  1. Always maintain or improve your employees self-esteem. Damaging an employee's self-esteem will severely effect engagement, behavior and overall production.

  2. Focus on your employees behavior, not your perception of someone's attitude (the most difficult of the 4 Keys).

  3. Always encourage the participation of those you lead and others around you. Heaven forbid that they may have a better answer or solution than you do. Those participating are those that are engaged. Put your ego aside.

  4. "Shut Up" and "Actively Listen" to what others may have to say. Looking at your PC, multitasking, texting, and thinking about other issues are a sure way to disengage someone. Think about how you feel when it's done to you.

Most management books, although they may have some great ideas, primarily discuss techniques to achieve the above 4 Keys.