Bad Leaders Are Big Stressors
- How can you make your followers feel safe?
- How do you improve your team’s well-being?
Stress often comes from fear, uncertainty, and social isolation. In these tumultuous times, our emotions are understandably stretched to their limits. Self-care and resilience are over-hyped and overrated because they can only go so far. Now, Neuroscience can give leaders proven tools to deal with their own and their followers’ stressors by seeking a sense of control, predictability and progress.
Leaders are scrambling to find ways to calm their teams during the pandemic. However, most information on stress management and burnout prevention doesn’t teach us to handle stressors more effectively. Very often, we can’t tell what is scientifically proven and what is not. Even worse, what works for some may do harm to others.
Keynote: How Good Leaders Reduce Stress and Burnout
The human brain is ill-adapted to handle chronic stressors. The pandemic, job insecurity, mortgages, and relationships can all set off the fight-or-flight response. As a result, our physical and mental well-being suffers. We are facing a mental health crisis. As a leader, if you fail to stay proactive, decreased productivity and increased burnout will be inevitable.
This presentation will explain how fear triggers a chain of physiological and psychological responses. Through scientific knowledge, you will come to understand proven methods of stress management. You will also learn the role of leadership in guiding followers into a safe productive space with predictable outcomes.
Learning Objectives ~ Get answers to these crucial questions:
- Why does giving others stress reduce your own stress?
- Does fear cause us to overreact to stressors?
- Why does stress impair our rational thinking?
- How can leaders make their followers feel safe?
- How do leaders ensure their own emotional wellness?
In his keynote speech, Dr. Terry Wu will share his insights into these 5 important elements of stress reduction and they can be implemented at workplaces and in personal lives.
- Finding a sense of control.
- Creating predictability and developing coping mechanisms.
- Seeking social support.
- Building frustration outlets.
- Making tangible progress.
Keynote Speaker: The Science of Stress Management
This is the talk of our time. Everyone will benefit from learning effective stress management techniques. A large body of scientific research has shown how we can find safety signals even during tough times. However, the science of stress reduction is very complicated. Few speakers on this subject can explain the science to a general audience and make it understandable and actionable.
As a renowned Neuroscientist and public speaker, Dr. Wu excels at bringing science to everyday practices. His talks will change how you view stress and how you can gain control over it. He is available for virtual or in-person presentations. He has spoken at many organizations and is known internationally for his expertise.