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  • Writer's pictureDr. Vaughn C Eason, DBA CM

Why Stress Management Is Important for Leaders

Stress management is especially important for leaders because it allows them to stay productive and make better decisions even in times of chaos and uncertainty. Stress can impair a leader’s ability to think clearly, work hard, and be compassionate towards their team. The following are some reasons why it is important to manage stress as a leader:

1. Increased Focus: When you take the time to manage your stress, you will be able to stay focused on the task at hand. This will increase your productivity and help you to make better decisions.

2. Improved Decision Making: Stress can cause decision making to become impaired and can lead to mistakes being made. By managing stress, you will be able to make better and more informed decisions.

3. Becoming a Positive Example: As a leader, people are looking up to you for guidance. If you don’t take the time to manage your own stress, it can become contagious and spread throughout your team.

4. Improved Physical Health: Stress can cause a number of physical health problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, and insomnia. By managing your stress, you can maintain your physical health and remain productive.

Stress management is an essential skill for every leader. Taking the time to manage your stress will help you stay focused, make better decisions, and become a positive role model for your team.

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