How can we avoid distress?
We cannot. However, we can learn techniques to keep distress to a minimum by increasing our coping strategies. We can also use eustress appropriately in our occupations to improve our performance and inspire others.
People who believe they have equilibrium in their work/life balance are essentially saying they are not suffering undue stress. A work/life balance is a dynamic equilibrium, as no one’s private life ever follows a monotonous pattern without peaks and troughs. How these are negotiated with work demands is where the skill lies.
Every time we take on a new piece of work or find ourselves in a new situation we are learning new things. Learning is by no means restricted to the classroom. The way we learn, or our learning style, forms a key part of our personality, so we can find out a lot about ourselves – and others – by looking at learning preferences.
Quite frequently, in Management the words ‘coaching’ and ‘mentoring’ are used as if they’re one and the same. They’re not. Any leader or manager can benefit from both and needs to understand how, when, and why they might be helpful.
Emotions and conflict resolution. In every altercation there will be a great deal of emotion. Emotion is great at helping us to express our hurt to other parties and it also helps us to free ourselves from pent-up frustrations that would make us ill were we to internalise them.
When you enter an argument between two people your very presence affects the situation and adds a third dimension on it. The next time two people are talking together anywhere (yes, even at a party) join them and see how their conversation changes.
Wherever people are together there is conflict. When you work with difficult people in a team you are not just working with individuals – you are also working with something that is going on between individuals.
Reinforcing the benefits of a positive outcome. Teams are always on the flux. If they are working well as a team then any upset from one team member will affect everyone as there should be some group empathy taking place.
Coaching the Uncoachable A manager has many roles and responsibilities and coaching and mentoring their employees is a big one! In fact, a manager who doesn’t might see that his employees don’t feel valued and leave. There are, however, great managers who have employees that just can’t be coached. Here’s how to coach the uncoachable. […]
Sourcing an Effective Mentor So how do you find an Effective Mentor Age is wisdom and that’s certainly the case when it comes to careers! Learning from the experts is always a good idea. Mentoring helps you gather valuable knowledge and skills as well as providing professional socialisation and personal support which helps you know […]