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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

“It is not stress that kills us. It is effective adaptation to stress that allows us to live.”

Do you agree?

Let’s think about it…

The quote above by George Vaillant, American psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School, accurately reflects the Stress Tolerance behavior measured in the EQ-i 2.0 tool. We know we will regularly face stress in our personal and professional lives – it’s how we manage it that will help us function successfully.

“Stress tolerance includes having a repertoire of suitable responses to stressful situations. It is associated with the capacity to be relaxed and composed and to calmy face difficulties without getting carried away by strong emotions. People who have good stress tolerance tend to face crises and problems rather than surrendering to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness,” according to the book The EQ Edge.

As a leader (as you can imagine/as you may have experienced), you will experience stress as it generally comes with the role. According to the book The EQ Leader, “managing stress is an important part of leadership success. Most successful leaders have learned how to balance their lifestyle. If they are putting in too many hours at work, it usually means they don’t have a strong team working with him or her.”

There are many ways to develop your Stress Tolerance leadership skills. To learn these tips and tricks and to learn more about EQ Coaching, please reach out to chat.


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