Leadership & Stress: What do sustainable leaders know that you could be missing?

Leaders: Recognize the effects of power stress now to avoid burn up or burnout!

Leaders today face many unique challenges. Being a leader has several inherent benefits as well as challenges. One challenge is “power stress” which results from the demand for influencing others and the increased responsibility of a CEO’s high level position.

Power stress is considered to be part of the unique experience of being in a leadership role which results from constantly having to exercising influence on others and the subsequent sense of responsibility felt by those in leadership positions.

  • Are you on your way to burning out?
  • Do you sometimes feel isolated?
  • Do people really tell you the truth or what you want to hear?
  • Would you listen if they did? (That’s another topic …)

Other signs of impending burn out are:

  • dissatisfaction with work or home life
  • irritability
  • restlessness
  • reduced creativity
  • high distractability
  • difficulty focusing
  • poor decision-making
  • relationship problems at home or work
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • decreased sexual drive or performance
  • increased alcohol use
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • ulcers
  • chronic back pain
  • high blood pressure
Recognize these signs and take ACTION for your confidential executive coaching consultation before it’s too late and you end up in the doctor’s office, the marriage counselor’s office, the attorney’s office or the ER (and before you get fired)!

Stay tuned* for Part 2:  Leaders:  10 easy ways to reverse the effects of power stress, avoid burnout & feel more productive, satisfied and happier in just a few minutes a day

And Part 3:  Leaders: 7 signs your stress is effecting your team’s productivity

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About the Author Christina

Christina Haxton is the Chief Potential Officer & Founder of The Center for Sustainable Strategies, a business strategy & executive advisory company, assisting technology and life science entrepreneurs, business owners & CEOs to build a strong, purpose-driven company, achieve sustainable growth & avoid burnout. Contact Christina at (970) 387-8935 or christina@sustainable-leaders.com to inquire about speaking, training, coaching and consulting solutions for yourself or your company.

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Jon R. Herbold says February 28, 2012

I am goingto show your article to my Dr. thanks, Jon

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