The secret benefits of stress

The secret benefits of stress

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know there’s a strong emphasis these days on how stressed out we are as a nation, and recent research has reflected this fact.

In 2014 a study by the Australian Psychological Society found that 64% of Australians reported that stress was having at least some impact on their mental health.

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It’s time to kill the ‘Time Management’ concept

Managing time effectively has long been drilled into us since high school. If all the things on your to-do list aren’t crossed off by 5pm, it’s put down to poor time management skills — and if, by the afternoon your brain can’t handle anything other than cat videos on Youtube — your concentration skills are rubbish.

But what if this whole idea of time management and concentration was wrong?

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Using your fast pace to increase productivity through distractions

You’ve probably lost count on how many times you’ve heard that to be productive you need to focus for longer, and eliminate distractions. The internet is bursting with tips, tricks and hacks on how to reduce the distractions in your life, from to do lists, encouraging yoga practice, exercising before work, and becoming a morning person.

These strategies might work for some people, but for others it might cause more stress and the endless to do lists and post it notes may be a complete waste of energy.

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How to lead a team to ongoing high performance

Leading a team to ongoing high performance is tricky, as old leadership techniques may no longer apply during business evolution.

Since the 2007 GFC people have been required to ‘do more, with less’ and were told to ‘work smarter, not harder’, and this is something that’s translated into our work ethics almost a decade on. Telling your team to operate this way is like giving the keys of a Ferrari to a 15-year-old and saying, ‘drive safely’.

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