Career Stress 2018-19

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Career Stress

Strategies, real-life examples and tools for building resilience

This e-book covers a stack of real-life career situations my clients have found themselves in and how they’ve dealt with these situations. I offer you some of my thoughts and tools for managing stress and I hope some of those ideas are helpful.

Many factors create stress (and remembering reasonable levels of stress can be positive – stretching us out of our comfort zones).

For example:

  • Passed over – don’t get the new/better job
  • A clash of values
  • Communication black hole – feeling out of the loop
  • Uncertainty – of income, of people, of systems, of future
  • Boredom
  • Lack of development
  • Losing your job through restructuring, redundancy or redesign
  • Business stress
  • Personality clashes
  • Lack of acknowledgement
  • Bullying
  • Performance issues

and more…

This ebook provides real-life examples, tips and tools to help you navigate, build resilience and better manage your situation.

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Career Stress and What You Can Do About It

Work can be extremely stressful. “People stress” is a big component of workplace and career stress. Have you heard the saying “People leave their managers, not their jobs”?

I’m definitely not saying managers are evil! Managers and leaders have hard jobs and often teams don’t see or understand the work they do. When managers are good communicators and have strong leadership skills, things tend to go a little better.

However, even in the most “idyllic” workplaces, issues occur and especially so in our fast-changing business environments. Restructurings, redundancies, resignations, complaints, changes to personnel, clients, systems and market conditions. The world and business can be harsh. In addition, increasingly, people are self-employed, running portfolio careers (more than one income source) and many are business owners.

Business and self-employment is very stressful too – the uncertainty of regular income, lack of “belonging” to a team, the stress of managing staff and the burden of responsibilities in doing so. In this e-book, I cover some of the stresses my clients have found themselves in and how they’ve dealt with these situations. I offer you some of my thoughts and tools for managing stress and I hope some of those ideas are helpful.

Many factors create stress (and remembering reasonable levels of stress can be positive – stretching us out of our comfort zones).

For example – do any of these situations resonate with you?

  • Passed over – don’t get the new/better job
  • Communication black hole – feeling out of the loop
  • Uncertainty – of income, of people, of systems, of future
  • Not belonging – similar to above, lack of relationships
  • A clash of values
  • Lack of development, boredom
  • Losing your job through restructuring, redundancy or redesign (Note – for more help on this, please see Career Spot’s e-book on restructurings, transition, redundancy)
  • The stress of uncertainty around maybe losing your job in a restructure, or others around you losing theirs (survivor syndrome)
  • Business stress, as an owner or leader around staffing, profitability, quality, market changes, process/systems/technical problems
  • Sabotage – perhaps taking credit for ideas and achievements, or sowing seeds of doubt and criticism (tarring one’s “brand”)
  • Team and staff issues
  • Criticism, performance feedback
  • Frustration – hands figuratively tied, can’t do the job the way you want to
  • Lack of acknowledgement
  • Bullying
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Performance concerns – perhaps including a formal performance management or discipline process with Human Resources
  • Conflict/difference of opinions
  • Anxiety – this is a big one and could be about anything: anxiety about performance, workloads, relationships, personal life, business, health, finances, staff and more

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