At my last medical check-up the doctor asked me to rate my level of stress from 1 to 10. It was a 5 for me.
Projects dynamics create premisses for stress. Self-management, team-management, stakeholders management, deadlines, milestones, critical paths bring presure and be inheritely stressful. It is a project manager’s job to monitor his/her own level of stress and the level of stress of team members to identify signs of burn-out and look for preventive remedies.
This requires a number of emotional inteligence competences and extra care. For inspiration, i read The New Leaders: Transforming the Art of Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee.
When stress is unavoidable and it becomes part of daily work life, you can find here useful advice provided by Rebecca Knight, in Harvard Business Review, 7 August 2017.
https://hbr.org/2017/08/how-to-work-with-someone-whos-always-stressed-out with some Do and Don’t.
Slow down. Manage with care.
Listen to Imany: