Stress Management 101 for Support Staff

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If you work for an entrepreneur, you don’t need me to tell you that stress management is the single most important skill you need for the long term. Yes, other skills are exceedingly important — like effective communication, proactivity, resourcefulness, tact and organization — but without a solid stress management system, it’s just a matter of time before you burn out.

Stress management isn’t a one-size-fits-all skill you can develop overnight. But thinking about the 80-20 rule, here are the best first actions you can take to improve your capability to thrive under continued extreme pressure. [Read more…]

Desk Rage: The Tell Tale Signs of an Overworked Employee [Infographic]

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Work is stressful. A slew of studies will tell you the same thing, but most of us already know this to be true. Even if you have your dream job, it will still cause some sense of stress in your life and the life of your employees. The infographic below from Column Five outlines the signs of an overworked employee.

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How to Balance Your Stress to Increase Productivity

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Stress is something most of us just can’t shake, and we all deal with it in our own unique ways. While there are good types of stress, the bad kind can become debilitating. What starts as a nagging thought can turn you into an anxious mess who is no longer able to perform tasks well (not to mention all the health problems stress can bring). If stress is getting the better of you, keeping reading. There are a few ways to balance your stress to help you become more productive.

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