Stress Management for Leaders

How to Optimize Health and Productivity.

Rotary Club, May 3, 2012, Noon. St. Francis of Assis Catholic Church, Blairsville, GA.

What do Olympic athletes and high potentials do to reduce stress and maximize performance? Glean the essence of their wisdom, along with understanding the hidden costs of stress to your organization.

Stress and Productivity Statistics
Approximately 40% to 50% of all adult workers experience the negative effects of stress (American Psychological Association, 1997). In a study by Northwestern National Life Insurance, 70% of workers said that job stress makes them less productive as a result of frequent health problems. According to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, healthcare costs are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress.

Major Consequences of Stress in the Workplace
1. Absenteeism
2. Turnover
3. Diminished performance & productivity
4. Substance Abuse
5. Anxiety and Depression
6. Increased health compensation claims

Four Keys to Reducing Stress
(1) Breaks, (2) Breathing, (3) Balance (4) Beliefs
This 20-minute speech can adapted to a workshop format of 2 to 7 hours.

Benita A. Esposito, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
The Esposito Institute, Inc.
2 Offices: Atlanta and Blairsville, Georgia
Life coaching is available worldwide via the phone and skype.
Psychotherapy: www.Flourishing-Lives.com
Life Coaching: www.YourAuthenticLife.com

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