Author: David Fowler, PMP
Event Report - Managing Stress and Emotions @ Work: Concrete Tools
Tuesday 4th April
"We are going to explore our minds, let go, be cool !"
Anyone who thought they were going to just sit back and listen to Frédéric Kerautret talking about stress management was in for a surprise: “Everybody stand up for our first exercise”. And there we were, staring into the eyes of our neighbour for an uncomfortably long period of time.
It was an excellent icebreaker and introduction to a highly interactive event. The key message was that we connect with many different groups of people in our daily work. How do we cooperate and behave with these people? In order to understand each other better, we must first work on ourselves.
Frédéric guided the audience through tools and techniques to manage emotions, increase self-awareness and improve behaviour towards others. Several excercises kept the audience fully focused, concluding with a “Lion” and “Tiger” workout to shake off the stress of the day and prepare for the apéro.
Whilst not all the answers could be provided in a short presentation, there were plenty of topics to whet the appetite and leave the audience eager for more.