We all know that Leaders are highly regarded for their emotional intelligence rather than that of their intellect in large corporations and small to medium-sized enterprises. The presence of leaders in any given firm is very essential for its growth. As leaders act as the catalyst for growth and the binding force which is required to keep everyone together and lead them towards achieving the common vision.
This act of leading and maintaining harmony at the workplace can altogether be a very tough and stressful responsibility. We as a leader we not only have to help everyone guide and achieve their professional goals but also need to take care of everyone’s wellbeing while maintaining our own professional capabilities and sanity.
Learning effective stress management techniques and resilience building can be quite beneficial for us as well as our team as a whole. The importance and benefits of stress management for leaders in all spheres of work-life include:
1. Better Motivation for Teams:
We become capable of inspiring and motivating our team members to perform better and reach their full potential after we learn stress management effectively. Also, we can also help our juniors to be stress-free and encourage them at the workplace to aim higher.
2. Boosts Productivity at Work:
A calm and composed leader is one of the key components behind enhancing the productivity of the team, by providing them with a stress-free environment by proper stress management. A leader is a role model of a team and when we as a leader set an example by displaying a relaxed temperament and being as stress-free as possible we can expect better productivity in return from our team members.
3. Improves Communication Skills:
When there is less onus on our mind we are able to communicate more effectively and freely with our team members and superiors, which helps in improving the overall working environment. It also enables us to make more precise observations and supervise the work of our teammates. This saves and energy of everyone in the process and makes us grow out as better.
4. Ability to Solve Issues:
When we have a stress free mind, we can easily identify and resolve any issues or conflicts that arise in our team. When we use various stress management techniques such as ‘in the moment’, we are thus able to clear our mind immediately and handle those challenges in the workplace quickly. For instance, it can help us deal objectively with instances of bullying or any unethical practices that may occur in a just manner without getting personal or hurting their sentiments.
5. Improves relationship with the team:
Being a stress-free leader not only help us in handling and striking the right balance between our personal and professional lives but also encourages our co-workers and subordinates to share their challenges. This ensures expeditious resolution if the same creating a healthy and stress-free atmosphere. This not only helps us earn more respect but also improves the improving relationships with them all and setting example of how proper stress management leads to good relationship with the team.
We can consider practicing simple stress management practices such as indulging ourselves in recreational activities like Greg Boland West Face Capital Inc. Founding Principal, CEO, and Co-Chief Investment Officer. Toronto executive Greg Boland who is also a passionate skier, with a deep interest in traveling the world in search of a little perspective and a lot of adventure on the slopes. With an eye for experiencing new and interesting travel.
This is how we can too indulge in our passion to take-off our mind from our strenuous regime apart from this we can go for short walks or do meditation or and take small breaks at work or daily exercise and investing more time in organizing and planning and also following a healthier and balanced lifestyle and doing proper stress management, so as to set an example for everyone in the team about. This will not only bring out the very best in us but in every member of our team as well.
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