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Jul 5, 2022

Our mental wellbeing can depend in part, on our role at work. How do stress levels of colleagues, managers and directors compare, for instance? What is it about those roles that influences stress levels?

In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Emotion at Work’s Phil Willcox shares the findings of his latest research report “Managers feel the pinch”.

We discuss:

  • The research findings on roles and stress
  • What “levers” influence poor mental wellbeing
  • What we can do to stay healthy

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In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Ross’ nugget about declining eye health in children came from The Economist’s ‘Short-sightedness has become an epidemic’:

Phil backed up his research with findings from a paper titled, ‘We have emotions but can’t show them!: Authoritarian Leadership, Emotional Suppression Climate, and Team Performance’:

Owen’s learning came from the UK Government’s research and analysis into online choice architecture called, ‘Evidence review of Online Choice Architecture and consumer and competition harm.’ :

You can find Ross' blog on choice architecture at: 

Gemma’s magpie facts were from the RSPB’s ‘Magpie life cycle’ webpage: 

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