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Anxiety at Work

8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done

Adrian Gostick Chester Elton



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02 June 2021
Executive coaches and #1 bestselling authors of All In and The Carrot Principle offer insight and advice in this practical eight-step guide both managers and employees can use to reduce work anxiety in the office and at home.

Have you ever dreaded Sunday night, got a pit in your stomach on the way to work, or had your heartbeat speed up at the sound of your boss's voice If so, you may have had anxiety at work. In this empathetic and wise guide, executive coaches and gurus of gratitude Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton explore the causes of workplace stress and anxiety and the management practices that have proven successful in reducing tension and cultivating calm.

If you're a manager, how do you keep up with demands while creating a stress-free work atmosphere How can you spot rising anxiety levels in your people If your employees feel overwhelmed or worried about the future, what can you do to ease their concerns How do you engage in productive conversations about emotions in uncertain times Anxiety at Work builds on the authors' vast knowledge and experience working with the leadership teams of some of the world's most successful organizations to offer effective strategies that can make any workplace better, helping supervisors and their employees:

Weather uncertainty Balance overload Beat perfectionism Build confidence Create and sustain an environment that fosters resilience Strengthen strong social bonds In today's volatile, fast-paced, and ever-changing global climate, organizations and their employees are under more pressure than ever to perform. Anxiety at Work shows how everyone at all levels can work together to build an environment that fosters camaraderie, productivity, and calm.
By:   Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   265g
ISBN:   9780063138780
ISBN 10:   0063138786
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   02 June 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton's work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams. He has been called the apostle of appreciation by Canada's Globe and Mail, creative and refreshing' by the New York Times, and a must read for modern managers by CNN Elton is co-author of the New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership books, All In, The Carrot Principle and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS's 60 Minutes. In 2017 Global Gurus research organization ranked him as #15 in the world's top leadership experts and #10 in the world's top organizational culture experts, and he is a member of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches (MG100), pay it forward project. Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company and is a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble. He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children-more exceptional now they've grown up and left home. #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions for managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce.Gostick is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, teamwork, and engagement. He is a founder of the training company The Culture Works and author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers All In and The Carrot Principle. His books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold 1.5 million copies around the world. As a leadership expert, he has been called fascinating, by Fortune magazine and creative and refreshing by the New York Times. Gostick has appeared on NBC's Today Show and CNN and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. If you Google the 30 Top Leadership Gurus, he is on the list alongside Jack Welch and Jim Collins. His consulting clients include Danaher, Bank of America, Rolls Royce, JELD-WEN and California Pizza Kitchen.

Reviews for Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done

When our team members feel too much anxiety, they attack change; they become combative or controlling as they try to ease the pain they feel. This makes organizational change difficult, even impossible. In this brilliant new book Anxiety at Work, Gostick and Elton help leaders spot anxiety in their employees and teach them how to build resilience with practical tools culled from decades coaching leaders to improve their organizational cultures. --Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There; World's #1 Leadership Thinker The best leaders harness the collective intelligence of their teams to find answers in the hardest of times. Anxiety at Work is a blueprint for reducing stress, building resilience, and creating an environment where people feel safe to take risks and grow. In a time of great uncertainty, this book is going to help leaders see the world in a new way and bring out the best in everyone on their team. --Liz Wiseman, New York Times bestselling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts Savoring this book feels like snuggling up in a warm comforter on a cold day. The enormous demands of our world are mitigated by using the insights offered. The ideas, stories, and tools will help anyone tame apprehensions and turn anxiety into assurance. --Dr. Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Partner, The RBL Group I've personally known anxiety--the struggle to just to get out of bed every morning. Overcoming these feelings in myself, and helping others face their challenges, has been my life's work for the past decade. I'm so grateful Gostick and Elton have turned their attention to helping in the working world, where tens of millions of employees feel overwhelmed and overanxious. In this fabulous new book, leaders will learn how to identify anxiety in their team members, understand the triggers of anxiety, and provide the right support. Anxiety at Work is the tool that businesses have been waiting for. --Mel Robbins, #1 bestselling author of The 5 Second Rule; daytime talk show host; CNN on-air analyst Gostick & Elton have a powerful ability to tap into the true essence of workplace stress and team dysfunction, and most importantly offer up practical solutions that will help move any organization to a healthy, productive place and affect positive change. --Chris Rainey, Host, HR Leaders Podcast, the #1 HR Podcast in the World Anxiety at Work is brimming with practical ideas on how to create a safe, productive place to work--from the globally recognized thought-leaders in culture and employee engagement. This desperately needed guide will become an instant classic. --Dr. Tasha Eurich, New York Times bestselling author of Insight and Bankable Leadership Anxiety at Work offers leaders a simple, yet powerful approach to increase productivity and resilience by building a more compassionate workplace. When we focus on compassion, our teams are more effective and we benefit from increased productivity and mental and physical health. In this guide, leadership experts Gostick & Elton provide the tools to help teams avoid burnout and create a single-minded focus on purpose and goals.--Leah Weiss, PhD, founding faculty of Stanford University's Compassion Cultivation Program & author How We Work

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