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

Written by Henry L. Thompson, Ph.D., President/CEO of
High Performing Systems, Inc.

The Stress Effect is an essential resource for Leaders. We recommend The Stress Effect for Coaches, Consultants and HR / Practitioners who need to hire, develop and retain High Performing Leaders. Cover

High Performing Systems can help you manage stress, use your Emotional Intelligence, make better decisions and become Stress Resilient. Call 706-769-5836 to talk with an experienced member of our team.

If you have a copy of The Stress Effect, you can download a blank graph on which to plot your ARSENAL scores from the book here.

Decision Making is Important to Leadership Success

A Leader must have the ability to make good decisions in a timely manner. When good leaders start making a series of poor decisions—as in the corporate scandals of the last decade—the impact is widespread and often devastating. How does this happen?

In The Stress Effect, organizational psychologist and leadership consultant Henry L. Thompson, Ph.D., explains that too much stress is often behind this leadership failure. When a leader's stress level gets high enough—whether on the frontline of a manufacturing plant or in the corporate boardroom—he or she loses the ability to make wise decisions. Thompson believes these highly stressed leaders are unable to access their Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Ability, both essential to good decision making.

Until now, the experts have claimed that increasing Emotional Intelligence is the only way to cope with and manage stress. The Stress Effect shows that most of us don't use what we already have. Under stress, we use even less. Building Stress Resilience can help leaders maintain their decision-making abilities, manage their own stress and ensure that their employees manage theirs.

The Stress Effect outlines the ARSENAL™ model of 7 Best Practices proven to build Stress Resilience. Take the ARSENAL Assessment included in the book to find out how you are doing in each area. Download a blank graph on which to plot your scores. Or Take the ARSENAL Individual Assessment online and get the Full Report.

This book is packed with practical techniques for making good decisions as well as tools for managing stress. You will learn about the different Leadership Levels and the abilities required at each level. Brain science, Emotional Intelligence, engaging stories, decision making and much more make The Stress Effect an important new resource for your business.

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