315: Identify and Address Anxiety at Work Before it Takes Hold with guest expert Chester Elton

Chester Elton, co-author of Anxiety at Work: 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done

Chester Elton and Bill Ringle discuss the obvious and subtle impacts of stress and anxiety that disrupt effective communications and collaborations in the workplace for small business leaders.

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Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview

  • Anxiety is a looming dark cloud above our heads, but it doesn’t need to stay that way forever.
  • The difference between stress and anxiety is that stress tends to be much more momentary.
  • Perfectionism is counter-productive. It is important to remember that whenever we try to give our best, things won’t always go our way, but instead of seeing them as just mistakes, take them as learning opportunities.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Chester shares about his father, John, whose big presence in his life inspired him growing up. [01:28]
  • Mending their friendship after an argument, CEO Kent Murdoch and Chester highly values mutual respect. [03:03]
  • A survey conducted by Cisco tallied that 80% of workers, 40% of which are millenials, suffer from anxiety. [06:15]
  • He talks about Chris, a CEO in a big company based in London, and how anxiety shouldn’t be an impairment to managers. [08:49]
  • Derek, the CEO of Life Guides, shares to Chester a heartbreaking story about his employee and why asking for our employee’s welfare is essential. [14:07]
  • Chester explains why our quest to be perfect is actually doing us more harm than good. [18:30]
  • Chester tells us about his favorite CEO, Garry, and how mistakes are really learning opportunities. [20:00]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [26:48]

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Resources Mentioned

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Books Authored by Chester Elton

Leading with GratitudeAnxiety Work All In The Carrot Principle What Motivates Me The Best Team Wins The Orange Revolution

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