Here is a great Slideshare presentation that could help you manage your workload better.
"Between you and a wellspring of good ideas is a limiting assumption" (Nancy Kline author of "Time To Think")
What assumptions are you making that might be limiting your field of vision, blocking your view, getting in the way of progress, holding you back, stopping you making a breakthrough, moving on?
Brendan Butler , IBEC Director of Policy, is quoted in today's Irish Times as saying:
“ Health education and wellness programmes play an important role in managing absence. Employee assistant programmes and confidential counselling services can support employees during times of personal problems and mental illness, two of the top six reasons for long-term illness in males and females.”
IBEC findings indicate that the total cost of absenteeism to the economy could be as much as €1.5bn per year.
As well as offering personal and executive coaching, I run a short course on "Mindfulness in the Workplace" which aims to address stress and offers an improved sense of wellbeing for employees. Contact me for more info.
Daniel Goleman is the psychologist who created the concept of Emotional Intelligence. Here is a short video (2 minutes) - Daniel Goleman on Stress Management that is worth having a look at.
As a business coach, I believe many companies still do not recognise and address the problems of stress in the workplace. They ignore the effects of stress on employees and on senior executives and, in doing so, they are missing the potential negative impact on their business results.
Stress damages people's health, undermines productivity and adversely affects business. It's good business to deal with it.
Here's is a quotation I found.
"To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose your feelings is to risk revealing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk rejection.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing at all. People who will risk nothing do nothing, have nothing, and become nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live. Chained by their certitudes, they are slaves.
They have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is truly free.
And one last idea you can live and believe, is that the more that you give, the more you’ll receive."