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5 ways to manage the pressure you’re feeling on the job

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Information overload, breath-taking complexity, and bewildering ambiguity are all part of the world we live in. These things naturally create high levels of stress and anxiety. Add to that the odd unexpected setback, emergency, or crisis, and you’ll need all the personal resources you can muster just to stay afloat.

Resilience is a core competency for leaders. Not only do you need to deftly regulate your own emotions, but you also have an obligation to the people you lead to stay calm and in control, no matter what gets thrown at you.

Here are five core principles to manage your emotions.

When you face adversity, everything appears worse than it actually is, so maintaining a healthy perspective is important. Assessing a situation dispassionately and asking the right questions will ensure you stay calm, even in the direst situations.

Explicitly asking good questions of yourself and your team defuses the emotion, and opens up your creativity and resourcefulness. When you learn to ask the right questions, things are rarely as bad as they first seem.

We often spend time and energy trying to influence things that are out of our control, which........

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