Is Wellness a Leadership Strategy at Your Work?

January 24, 2018

By Joyce Odidison

January 24, 2018

By Joyce Odidison

Senior leaders not feeling appreciated at work leads them to feeling undermined, disrespected, and defenseless.

The added stress of being embarrassed and humiliated leads to poor communication on the ground with their teams and the cycle of upset and frustration goes on. 

Most people – including leaders – want to do their work and receive acknowledgment for it. No one wants to feel as if they’re ignored or on the outside looking in. These experiences leave people feeling isolated, lonely, and fearful.

Fear and uncertainty are a leading cause of stress, because the human brain is designed to plan and execute. Fear and uncertainty sends out distress alarms to our brain that we’re unsafe – thus the entire nervous system is triggered and on alert, raising blood pressure, heart rates, breathing patterns that requires our bodies to produce hormones like, cortisol and adrenaline on a far too frequent basis for us to remain healthy. 

So, before you have that conversation with your leader, stop and ask yourself; “What do I want to have happen and what can be a likely consequence of this action?” As a leader, your words, actions and inactions have an impact great than you think. This is why IWS Inc. helps leaders improve their relations with and among those they lead. Learn more about the Relational Leadership Academy by clicking the button below!

To your wellness,

Joyce Odidison

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About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

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