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How to deal with stress in the workplace - The SCARF model

Work Stress

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the blog post Simple Stress Management Tools. It was so popular that I decided this week to follow-up on this topic.

I thought it might also be appropriate to introduce you to Nick Petrie. He is a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and is a guru on the latest leadership research. I connected with Nick and he gave me permission to share his latest blog video (below) -  “The SCARF Model - How to deal with stress at work” I recommend it on so many levels, if only for another cool accent! His blog is also worthy of your attention...

Become A Total Leader In 20 Weeks

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Become a total leader in 20 weeks.

A couple of blog posts ago I made the statement about the future of leadership development, and how I don't think current leadership development approaches are enough to equip leaders in our current business environment. This is especially true when considering how much change leaders are  facing daily as a result of globalization and technology.

Because of this, I believe there are three important keys to the future of leadership development:

What Can Leaders Learn From A 16-Year-Old Gymnast?

What can leaders learn from a 16-year-old gymnast?A female gymnast leaps into the air during a floor routine during competition.

What can leaders learn from a 16-year-old gymnast?A female gymnast leaps into the air during a floor routine during competition.

Earlier this year I had the privilege to work with an elite 16-year-old gymnast. She started her year with a couple of falls on the vault and was struggling to move on. These mistakes got into her head and paralyzed her so much that she could not stop falling. It was just two weeks before her State meet that I was approached to help her with her “Game Within”!!!

In our first session it became clear that she was gripped with fear...