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The Resilience Advantage by Alan Weiss, Richard S. Citrin

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CHAPTER 9

Bringing Your Best to Work: Your Daily Dose of Success

I once had a boss who would always say to us during stressful times, “You think work is tough? Why do you think we call it work?”

It’s these kinds of comments from bosses that often provoke high levels of stress, frustration, and fatigue among employees. It conforms to the “stress management” model that there is nothing that you, I (as the boss), or the corporation can do to address stress and pressure in the workplace.

Stress in the workplace is real, but it is no greater than stress in life. Surveys that examine people’s perception of stress identify personal and work stress as equal. In fact, much more research has been done about stress in the workplace. We’ll examine the big ...

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