Stress In Turbulent Times

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byAshley Weinberg, Cary Cooper

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Is it possible to measure the human spirit? Whether we could or should, at some point would we have to recognize that what we seek is magical in some way? Or would we come to learn that the qualities of true grit and positive thinking, or the ability to smile in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, are those upon which any of us can call in turbulent times? The continuity of human existence means we do not go empty handed into the darker hours, for the attributes of courage and perseverance lie ready in our emotional armory. Times which echo to the sound of crashing financial markets are here, and while their resonance is both deafening and frightening, history tells us that such storms will seem like turbulence when viewed in retrospect. Our quest is how to survive them to be able to take such a privileged view. Collectively the human spirit has so far proved equal to the task and this book seeks to chart the psychological sources of challenge and inspiration for individuals, families and organizations.

Stress is undoubtedly one of the major work-related illnesses and is even more common in times of economic uncertainty and downturn. In this new and innovative book Ashley Weinberg and Cary Cooper asses the psychological challenges created by instability and uncertainty and provide a survival toolkit that shows you how to combat stress in your own lives.

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Is it possible to measure the human spirit? Whether we could or should, at some point would we have to recognize that what we seek is magical in some way? Or would we come to learn that the qualities of true grit and positive thinking, or the ability to smile in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, are those upon which any of us ...

CARY COOPER is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health and Pro Vice Chancellor at Lancaster University, England. He was Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Editor of the journal Stress and Health, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Chair of the think...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.68 × 6.36 × 0.64 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230235603

ISBN - 13:9780230235601

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Table of Contents

How did it Get to This?
Why are Turbulent Times so Stressful?
Stress in the Workplace
Worries Closer to Home: Money and Housing
Dealing with Stress in the Workplace
How do I Cope With Stress: A Survival Toolkit

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'Weinberg and Cooper show us how to fly high and stay centered while combating the challenging crosscurrents of environmental turbulence that cause stress.' – James Campbell (Jim) Quick, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor, Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington 'The so-called Credit-Crunch and the economic meltdown that followed has given us all extra reasons to be concerned about the mental wellbeing of the workforce. In this important book, Ashley Weinberg and Cary Cooper provide us with a lucid and candid map of the landscape of stress during this especially difficult period and, crucially, offer us a vital set of tools to help both individuals and organisations to boost resilience when we most need it.' – Stephen Bevan, Director of the Workforce Effectiveness Centre, The Work Foundation 'For the wilderness of economic uncertainty, Weinberg and Cooper have not only created the ultimate field guide to the pressures and pitfalls awaiting the unwary traveller; they've also charted a route map for navigating these treacherous psychological backwoods in one piece. Priceless.' – David Fairhurst, Chief People Officer for McDonald's Europe Ltd, and HR Magazine's HR Director of the Year 'Full of useful common sense for dealing with turbulent times in the workplace.' – Oliver James, author of Affluenza