When asked to rate the stress they experience around managing people, on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being maxed out stress), many business owners, managers, and executives rate themselves at a 9 or 10. There is a high cost to all of this stress both in workplace tension, personal health, and a lack of work/life balance.
In Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees, Jamie Sussel Turner helps readers look beyond blaming their employees when things don't go well to getting to the heart of the leadership issues that fuel their stress. With engaging anecdotes, drawn from Sussel Turner's coaching practice, and clear strategies drawn from her leadership experience, Less Stress Business helps readers lead in new ways so they reduce their stress and lead with more clarity and calm than they ever imagined was possible.
Here are the 7 Less Stress Business Practices you will learn from this powerful new book:
• Say yes to less stress
• Aspire higher when you hire
• Keep talking when the honeymoon is over
• Open the door to feedback
• Ready, aim, fire that employee!
• Delegate or die trying
• Confront dysfunction so your team can function
|Publisher:||Less Stress Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)|
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees is a business management guide written by Jamie Sussel Turner, M.Ed. Turner was a school principal for many years before becoming a business coach, and her ideas and suggestions are based on her personal experiences as well as her study of human resources and personnel management. According to Turner, there are 7 practices that can lead to reduced stress for owners and managers in the workplace. She shows how to enhance a stress-less workplace through attention to hiring the right employees; getting past the honeymoon period and learning who those employees really are; and learning how to interact with them in a mutually positive and affirming way. Turner gives examples of positive and negative responses and cues, and shows how emotional and dysfunctional situations can be resolved in such a way that the work dynamic is actually strengthened as a result. I wish I had had Jamie Sussel Turner's Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees when I was promoted to a position supervising my former workmates. As I read through each of her practices, I relived some of the situations and problems that occurred and saw how I could have turned most of those tense moments into positive experiences for everyone. The questions she suggests for hiring new employees are also inspired and, again, I wish I had had those to help me through the interviewing process. This book should be required reading for new managers or small business owners. When I was promoted, the departing manager gave me a set of worry dolls to put under my pillow at night. She said they'd help me deal with the stress. I wish she had given me this book instead! Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees is also a treat to read. It's beautifully organized, and the author quickly establishes a working and coaching relationship with the reader. Less Stress Business: A Guide for Hiring, Coaching, and Leading Great Employees is highly recommended.