The Science of Stress and Burnout Reduction
- How can leaders avoid being their followers’ stressors?
- Why does self-care training set us up for failure?
Scientific research shows that a highly effective way to reduce one’s stress is to give someone else stress. Unfortunately, leaders are in the position to pass their stress onto their employees with micromanagement, mandates, displacement aggression and other toxic behaviors.
Growing scientific evidence demonstrates that stress affects not only our health, but also our ability to make good decisions. When under stress, leaders often make bad decisions, causing more stress to themselves and their employees. In the workplace, poor leadership is the most common stressor, while good leadership is the most desired stress-reducer.
Workshop: Transform Your Leadership with Science
Dr. Wu has built a new, scientific framework of leadership that is centered on reducing followers’ stress. This framework is based on more than 8 decades of research on stress’ impacts on the brain and human behavior. It fundamentally changes how leaders see their roles in making their followers feel safe. It provides science-proven tools and skills that empower leaders to make better decisions that result in better outcomes.
- Explore the connection between leadership and stress
- Identify 5 safety signals to stop the fight-or-flight response
- Discover and design safety signals in the workplace
- Minimize the impact of stressors at work and home
- Examine the brain’s decision-making mechanisms
- Understand the biology of burnout and harm
- Predict your leadership decisions’ effectiveness
- Many more science-backed takeaways
- Business owners, C-suite executives and senior leaders
- Managers and supervisors
- HR professionals and change management consultants
- Business consultants and coaches
The Science of Stress and Burnout Prevention
There are thousands of self-care and resilience workshops out there. But nearly all of them are based on personal experience, anecdotes or recycled content. Few address how to assess or handle stressors. Why are such workshops counterproductive or even harmful? When businesses and organizations require their employees to participate such mandatory workshops, the hidden message to those employees is, “Your stress or burnout is your problem. So fix it.” When none of those breathing exercises works, it is the employees who feel like they are failures.
Good leaders can shift from the “band-aid” approach to a new, science-based approach to reduce their followers’ stress and mitigate burnout. This workshop is taught by renowned Neuroscientist, Dr. Terry Wu. Dr. Wu turns complex science into actionable practices that will change how you manage stress. He gives you real tools that are supported by decades of scientific research.