Stress-less Strategies

by | Apr 25, 2016 | Uncategorised

Sress-less Strategies

Effective leaders know that stress can be a good thing. It keeps you focused. It makes you competitive. It prompts action. But stress, as many of us know, can also become harmful to our minds and bodies. John R. Ryan, the president of the Centre for Creative Leadership, maintains that managing leadership stress comes down to a handful of critical elements. Let’s explore some strategies this week and take Key Steps this week to…

Harness and Manage Stress

  1. Shift your perspective. Budget cuts and retrenchments have been closer to home than many of us would like. To stay positive and focused, remind yourself that many people are feeling the pinch much more than you are. All I have to do is think back to 94.7’s Christmas Wish List and I can see that no matter how stressed I feel, there’s always someone in a tougher situation – and they’re often handling it a lot more gracefully than I am. Reminding myself of this as I feel stress coming on really helps me change my thinking and stop stress taking hold of me.
  2. Make exersise a part of your life. Exercise is a powerful tool to use to harness and manage stress. It releases “feel good hormones” into your blood stream and helps boost your energy, release tension and promote better sleep patterns. If you’re not doing it already, find a way to carve out some time to exercise at least three times a week. Make sure you work exercise into your schedule by finding an activity you enjoy and a pattern you can sustain.  The benefits will far outweigh your efforts. 

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Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’