Posts Tagged: Stress

Are Today’s Volatility and Uncertainty Driving You Crazy?

I just recently returned from a remarkable coaching symposium in Boston which dealt with “Coaching during VUCA Times.” We are all living increasingly in times which are characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity- VUCA. The question is whether we are able to be resilient and adapt to an increasing experience of chaos, or doRead… Read more »

Social Media and Stress in Communications

Http://LeonardSipes.Com I wrote “Stress and Public Relations” last week and received comments and questions via e-mail, LinkedIn and Twitter. Most debated the reasons for stress in communications but several suggested that social media was a contributing factor. The original article was based on a findings from CareerCast/PR Newser on the ten most stressful jobs. Summary:Read… Read more »

Stress and Public Relations

Http://LeonardSipes.Com Tonya Garcia from PR Newser reports on findings from CareerCast regarding the most ten most stressful jobs. Selected findings: Public relations officers were second on the list. Photojournalists were fourth. Newscasters (television and radio news presenters) ranked as fifth. Advertising Account Executives were sixth. Observation on the PR profession from the article, “This highly-competitiveRead… Read more »

Bridging the International Corporate Geo-Cultural Divide or Presenter Beware and Buyer Be Aware

For the first time I was accused of being “Amero-centric.” This caught me off guard as I tend to see life as double-edged; the glass is frequently both half full and half empty. I’m trained to see the strengths and potentialities, vulnerabilities and faults of individuals, groups, and systems. I’m a big fan of F.Read… Read more »

Strengthening Employee Health and Productivity through Workplace Griefbusting: Transforming Workplace Ghost Carriers into Grief Warriors

Once again I’m reminded of how lingering grief sits heavy on many people’s minds and bodies, hearts and souls; and yet this hulking ghost is often barely recognized in a “TNT” – “Time, Numbers, & Technology” – driven and distracted world. Actually, this psychic specter has the potential to both trigger volatility and be emotionallyRead… Read more »

Holiday Stress Management 1.0 : Five Tips for Reducing or Alleviating Stress This Holiday Season!

How many dinners and parties and office engagements have you been invited to this holiday season? Are you really ready for this? Emotionally and physically? Try not to think about what you were doing last year! Have you decided not to attend most of them? Perhaps you”re alone(relationship) this year and would rather just getRead… Read more »

Eight Humor Styles in Action: Building Stress Resiliency with Interactive Humor – Part I & II

After my essay on the 9/11 Anniversary, I decided to make room for my basic Yin-Yang nature: here is an article on eight styles of humor. (The 9/11 essay, “Ten Years After: A Personal Remembrance of Sep 11th – Strategies for Grieving, Surviving and Evolving: (http://www-stressdoc-com.blogspot.com/2011/09/ten-years-after-personal-remembrance-of.html). The early-mid 20th century pioneering film-maker, artist and comedienne,Read… Read more »

Ten Years After: A Personal Remembrance of Sep 11th – Strategies for Grieving, Surviving & Evolving

A Board Member of the Greater Metro-DC Region of Federally Employed Women (FEW; an educational-legal-support association for government employees) recently wrote, “Are you planning to write something for the 9/11 anniversary coming up. I bet a lot of people would like to hear you on this stress related topic. It’s going to be a veryRead… Read more »

Practice Safe Stress: Using Humor to Build Resiliency

For the Sep 27th “Wellness Summit” in Indianapolis sponsored by the Indiana Chamber of Conference and the Indiana Wellness Council, I’ve been asked to write a brief promotional article about my upcoming Keynote — “Practice Safe Stress: Using Humor to Build Resiliency.” They’re expecting at least 500 people. It should be a blast! I thinkRead… Read more »