Author Archive | Colin Buckland and Mike Waddell

Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 5: 5 Tips to Avoid and Reduce Personal Stress

This series on stress has been focusing on organisational stress and we have looked at the role that the Christian servant leader has to play by adopting strategies that help reduce stress for the people in his team or organisation. So far we have not considered what you can do if, through reading these articles, […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 4: 5 Tips for Reducing Organisational Stress

As we have seen in the first three articles, stress frequently arises because of the demands that are being placed on staff without a reasonable consideration of their capacity and capability and it is exacerbated when they feel they have no control over their situation. They feel that they are simply Cog-ware, parts of a […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 3: 7 Signs That Your Organization is Highly Stressed

There is a phrase that always amuses me. It’s “the elephant in the room”.  We all know that it means that there is some big issue that is not being addressed. Well, organisational stress is most times a silent elephant in the corner of the room. It needs to be dealt with but no one […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 2: 6 Signs That Your People are Highly Stressed

Stress is part of life and to some extent stress, or at least benign stress (let’s call it pressure), helps to motivate us to perform well. To that extent it can be considered positive. With too little pressure performance is sub-optimum. Witness the difficulties and boredom generated by too little work as well as insubstantial […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 1: The Cost of Occupational Stress to Your Team

“The truth is we should minimize negative stress in the workplace if we want to maximize productivity. If you really want to get the best with your people, from your people, then actually minimizing work-related or occupational stress is really something worth looking at.” Colin Buckland

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