April, 2018

Grow • Engage • Inspire

Resource Spotlight – Stay Healthy and Happy

Managing your stress helps you stay healthy and happy. Below are some online courses, books and videos available on the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) that may assist you or those you support. Select here to explore resources on the LMS.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress This course explains the physiological, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of stress and where is can come from. The course outlines strategies for dealing with stress and avoiding burnout. It also covers ways to change your responses to stress and make them more positive and how to use relaxation techniques such as breathing and mediation to help you cope. pd_30_a03_bs_enus 22 min
New course format
Managing Pressure and Stress to Optimize Your Performance In this course, you'll learn about the triggers of stress and how stress can affect you physically, mentally, and emotionally. You'll explore mechanisms for handling pressure and stress in the workplace in order to optimize performance. You'll also learn the ways in which people who possess different work-style types deal with pressure, and finally, you'll learn how to deal with stressed colleagues. apd_07_a01_bs_enus 26 min
New course format

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
How to Be Happy Most of the Time The if-then model of happiness says I’ll be happy if—if I get a raise—if my kids get into Harvard. But after I get the raise I say I’ll be happy if I become CEO. Drop the if-then model. Happiness is intrinsic. Happiness manifests itself when we accept things as they are. 58950 3 min
Handling Unexpected Stress Stress snowballs. If you start to feel stress, act quickly. Deep breathing convinces your body it’s not being stressed. Drinking cool water hydrates you and allows the blood to flow, so you can think more clearly. Standing and stretching helps get rid of tension. 73473 3 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Stress Less. Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life
Online Book (Audio also Available)
Delivering relief for the overwhelmed; this book uncovers a total mental/physical/emotional formula to stop reacting defensively; resolve conflicts harmoniously; energize fatigued teammates; relax in difficult situations; and more. 77612  

Webinar Live Event - Upcoming

Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy

Date: May 9, 2017 at 12:00pm EST - Duration: 1 hour

In this talk, Amy Edmondson shows that organizations learn when the flexible, fluid collaborations they encompass are able to learn. The problem is teams, and other dynamic groups, don't learn naturally. Edmondson outlines the factors that prevent them from doing so, such as interpersonal fear, irrational beliefs about failure, groupthink, problematic power dynamics, and information hoarding.

Simply Brilliant: Essential Principles for Exceptional Performance

Date: September 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT – 1 hour

Bill Taylor draws on themes and case studies from his book, Simply Brilliant, to explain how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways—lessons about strategy, culture, service and creativity that amount to an exciting new agenda for the future.

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