Psychologists have studied people’s responses to the kinds of pressure that the COVID-19 pandemic is producing. These three research-based ideas about how to handle this pressure are mission critical for leaders in the present moment:
- Not knowing is more stressful than knowing.
- Discipline is your best friend.
- Take action in times of uncertainty by remembering that you can swim.
What Happens to You Under Pressure (Stress)
COVID-19 is applying pressure to us from all angles: business model disruption, home life, and even how we get our food. By understanding what happens to animals under pressure, we can see ourselves and others from a new perspective that gives us access to new options for how to respond in these times.
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