The MBA Vault: To Lessen Stress in Your Life, Become a Leader
Posted Saturday, February 2 2013 at 18:40
It seems counter – intuitive. Leadership positions, we know, bring decisions with serious implications, consequences that could affect the lives of others, and never-ending responsibilities. Meanwhile others kick back, relax, and prepare to complain if you get it wrong.
Yet a study published last September and described in Forbes Magazine suggests the exact opposite. Leaders, it appears, have less stress in their lives than their subordinates.
Researchers found that people in leadership positions tended to have less salivary cortisol, a stress hormone, than those not in leadership.
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