How to reduce stress and accelerate your performance

Written by Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance
Published on 21-03-2019

Only one week left of the first quarter of 2019! Do you feel your energy dwindling? You are not alone. The study “Overworked and Under-Resourced: A Mindfulness Intervention for Middle Manager Well-Being” is only one example of studies analysing how to increase well-being and prevent burn-out at work. But how can you reduce stress and accelerate your performance?

As a manager you need to take care of yourself in order to have the time and energy to support your team. 

I compiled a list of inspiring articles how to accelerate your and your team’s performance while reducing anxiety and stress at work. 

How to Help Your Team with Burnout When You’re Burned Out Yourself

As a manager, you want to do right by your employees and support them through intense work periods so they don’t get burned out. But this can be a challenge when you’re feeling overly stressed yourself. How can you take care of yourself so that you have the time and energy to support your team? What steps do you need to take to reduce your stress level? And what actions can you take to improve your team members’ well-being?

An Exercise to Help Your Team Feel More Comfortable with Conflict

Have you noticed your organization becoming so focused on building a happy, engaged workforce that your leaders are becoming profoundly conflict-avoidant?

Cues showing that your team is avoiding conflict is for instance if managers create unfair and inefficient work-arounds rather than dealing with an unproductive team member. Furthermore, if employees are letting their frustration and resentment toward one another fester rather than working through it. In an era where we exalt employee wellness and happiness, we’ve started to think of conflict as antithetical to engagement.

4 Reasons Talented Employees Don’t Reach Their Potential

No matter how talented someone might be, there is no guarantee that their talents will translate into top performance. No matter how smart, knowledgeable, and experienced you are, there is generally a difference between what you can do and what you normally do. The article showcases four common causes of under-performance and how to address them. 

BONUS: Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse


About Timeo-Performance

We are in the Skills Business! 

​Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams and individuals.​ ​ As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.​ ​

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service.
Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

We love what we do, feel the Timeo-Performance experience.  

Timeo-Performance 150 Cecil Street #15-01 | Singapore 069543 | +65 6327 9218 | |



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Isabelle Larche
Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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