Stay calm to survive the jungle.
While we navigate through work and life, we may occasionally find ourselves in over our heads. The harder we try to fight, the deeper we fall. For leaders Dr. Pilcher recommends 4 ways to help your solid performers avoid the quicksand and an additional 3 ways to avoid steeping into the quicksand yourself.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can we guide our teams to perform and persist during challenging times?
- What can you do if you’re in over your head, trapped as if you’re stuck in quicksand?
- How can you help team members who are having trouble?
Don’t Fall in the Quicksand is the fourth episode in a series describing the performance curve and performance conversations, beginning with Ep. #16 High Performers: Who Are They?.
Stress in the workplace is a significant issue for at least a quarter of the working population in the United States. Alarmingly, that percentage doubles to almost 50% for those in office jobs. Statistically, that means that one of the coworkers sitting beside you is likely experiencing a substantial amount of stress.
Employees want to improve and want their improvement to support improved performance for the organization. Employees also want a relationship with their leader. As leaders, we must engage in professional conversations with a purpose and a plan to support all employees in the improvement process.