Managing Personal Stress

  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
  • Robert T. Riley
Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)

Abstract

For all those significantly involved in a major change effort, the issue of stress is present. One message of this book is that effective change leadership should keep the organizational stressors at reasonable levels whenever possible. However, a more selfish concern for all of us as we lead those changes is the impact of the related stress on ourselves. We are in a very high stress producing profession with tremendous demands placed on us. Sometimes we feel that we are not given the power, authority, and other resources necessary to carry out these demands. As a result we can feel under tremendous pressure, which creates stress and can produce untimely burnout.

Keywords

Relaxation Response Change Leader Phrase Pair Personal Stress Cocker Spaniel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy M. Lorenzi
    • 1
  • Robert T. Riley
  1. 1.Informatics Center, Eskind Biomedical LibraryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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