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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Heald

Stress Less, Lead Better: The Authenticity Approach

Hey there, fellow leaders!

So, let's talk about something we all deal with in our hectic corporate lives: stress. Yup, that unwelcome guest that just won't leave us alone, right? It seems like no matter how hard we work or how many hours we put in, stress just keeps knocking on our door. And this month is stress awareness month which is worrying to think about.....are we all really that stressed?? Yep!!

But hey, what if I told you there's a super cool way to kick stress to the curb? Yep, you heard me right – it's all about being authentic. I know, I know, it sounds a bit fluffy, but trust me, it's a game-changer, you can hear more about it in my recent The Heald Approach Podcast episode with Mari Steyn from The Power Within Training.

When we stress less, we lead better!!

Picture this: you're in a high-pressure meeting, feeling the weight of expectations bearing down on you. Instead of putting on your usual "perfect leader" mask, you decide to just be yourself. Crazy, right? But here's the thing – it works!

When you lead with authenticity, you're not wasting energy trying to be someone you're not. Nope, you're embracing your quirks, flaws, and all, and guess what? It's like a magic potion for stress. Suddenly, you're not sweating the small stuff anymore because you're too busy being your awesome, authentic self.

But hold up, before you start thinking this authenticity stuff is all rainbows and unicorns, let me tell you – it's not always easy. Nope, sometimes it means facing your fears, digging deep, and getting real with yourself. But hey, isn't that what life's all about?

And here's the best part – when you lead authentically, you're not just reducing your own stress levels, you're creating a ripple effect. Yup, you're inspiring your team to do the same, fostering a culture of trust, openness, and collaboration.

So, next time you're feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, take a deep breath and remember – authenticity is your secret weapon against stress. Embrace your true self, lead with integrity, and watch the stress melt away.

With The Heald Method, we're all about helping leaders like you unleash their authentic selves and conquer stress like a boss. So, what are you waiting for? Let's kick stress to the curb and lead with authenticity!

Catch you later, stress-busters!


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