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The pressures of an economic crisis have added to the stress levels of many executives. A few examples of recent events typify this manifestation:

  1. An executive hesitated to take the vacation he planned lest he return to find someone else occupying his place.
  2. More outsourcing has led to teams carrying out multiple projects with tighter deadlines than ever before.
  3. A senior manager reported that he had never seen his team members quite so willing to work hard over the last few months. The reason was not renewed enthusiasm but fear of losing their jobs -if they didn’t comply.

You may have your own list of such incidents. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, I recommend you visit the site of Work Life Balance

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Disclaimer: I have no personal interest in this firm or its products:)