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The Stress Effect: Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions -- And What to Do About It

The Stress Effect:Why Smart Leaders Make Dumb Decisions -- And What to Do About It

Henry L. Thompson, Ph.D.

Summarized June 2010


SKU: 6102

ISBN: 0470589035

Price: $12.50

Available Formats: pdf mp3 ipad audiobook

Summary Description

The mark of a good leader is the ability to make wise decisions.  But when leaders with proven track records suddenly begin making really bad decisions, the impact can be devastating.

Why do smart leaders make dumb decisions?  In many cases, the problem is stress.  Whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom, when leaders’ stress levels go up, their ability to make wise decisions goes down.

In our summary of The Stress Effect, by Henry L. Thompson, Ph.D., we’ll explain how you can make good decisions under extreme stress.

Thompson is president and CEO of High Performing Systems, Inc., an international management consulting and training firm he founded in 1984.  Throughout his career as an organizational psychologist and leadership consultant, he has gained valuable experience, insights, and expertise in building and leading high-performing teams by using a systems approach.

In this summary, you’ll learn how stress can adversely affect the thinking of even the savviest leaders, and how to build a “stress-resilient system” with best practices for managing specific stressors that take the biggest toll on decision making.  This critical guidance will help you to understand how to manage your stress so you can remove the biggest obstacle to better personal performance.

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