Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: If you feel like the professional juggler, multitasking and wishing for three extra pairs of hands, a new brain or if you are plotting to order a couple of clones of yourself, this book is meant for you. Leading under Pressure summarizes the many challenges executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, and road-warriors face in the current fast-paced corporate craze, where exceptional expectations are the norm, but where there is little guidance in how to do it all, perfectly well, and at once.
Q: What is the book about?
A: Millions around the world are thinking, planning, and scheming about how to stretch a 24-hour day into an endless and productive workday. Many face the daily quandary of finding new ways to thrive in order to achieve higher goals, with increased competition, progressively limited resources, and the same manpower. Burnt-out, energy-depleted, or constantly stressed, many find themselves unable to take pleasure in their hard-earned position. Leading under Pressure describes the well being and stress continue to assist people identify their current situation. It addresses pressure points to help people lead more effectively in times of crisis and it addresses strategies to assist people maximize peak performance and productivity while maximizing health and well being.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: Many executives and entrepreneurs who visited me as a physician or coach were complaining of stress and burn-out when they were actually ill. They were already experiencing medical problems, depression, and anxiety triggered my incredible amounts of endless stress. Our health care system was not addressing this need. On the other end, as an executive coach, many were visiting me to help them produce at their max yet, unless they were in a healthy state, the business strategies would work half way. As a medical doctor, clinical researcher, board certified psychiatrist, MBA, lecturer, executive coach, and corporate consultant, I have an extensive toolbox to address and help improve these issues. My forte is a unique combination of knowledge, experience, and an intuitive deductive ability brought to the service of those in need. Additionally, having experienced the challenges and benefits of raising a great family while working in different settings including Corporate America and within my own business, this added insights leading to the creation of practical and effective strategies that work.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: Leading under Pressure is unique in that it integrates business concepts such as productivity and performance in the workplace with health concepts to maximize well-being on an individual and organizational basis. This integrative and comprehensive approach is unique, as leadership in business has been traditionally addressed as a business issue and wellness strategies have rarely been connected to high productivity from a standpoint of well-being. In general, the healthcare industry has only addressed productivity issues only as they relate to ill people struggling with getting their work done. Instead, Leading under Pressure not only addresses strategies for those who are not healthy and in the process of improving to those who are healthy and working on performing and producing at their next level.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Readers of Leading under Pressure have shared with me they have enjoyed reading the book more than once. They like “carrying it around” to re-read during their travels. This, they say, allows them to internalize the concepts and put them into practice with deeper understanding. The book provides for practical tips to continue to improve, making it a continuous effort rather than a one-time deal. Everyone who feels like she or he is doing more with less will find practical strategies to address issues on a personal, professional, and organizational level.