How Business Leaders Can Tackle Anxiety in the Workplace, Especially Among the Young

Chances are, you’ve got members of “the most anxious generation” working for you. What can you do to help? June 11, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, columnist Sue Shellenbarger explained that if your 20-something employee ghosts you — the CEO — you shouldn’t be surprised: Anxiety may have gotten the better of him or her, as it apparently has for an alarmingly large percentage of that age group — the one the WSJ called “the most anxious generation.” As director of the outpatient anxiety disorders program at Harvard’s McLean Hospital, I find that these statements ring true: I’ve witnessed how, among the various mental health disorders, anxiety disorders are the most common, and how people who are anxious at work often go on to develop these disorders. Unfortunately, people stay quiet about them at the same time. According to an American Heart Association CEO Roundtable-commissioned survey, 63 percent of employees […]

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How to Implement Diversity Training the Right Way

Employ a strengths-based approach to diversity to improve your company as a whole. July 5, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Learning to effectively interact with people who may be different (ethnically, culturally, etc.) from you and your team members is essential for any startup. This concept isn’t particularly new, but the risks of approaching diversity training the wrong way are especially clear today. In April, Starbucks was in the spotlight after two African American men were arrested inside one of its Philadelphia stores. A Starbucks employee called the police on the men after they were told they couldn’t use the restroom without purchasing an item (they were waiting for a third before doing that). The incident became a video on Twitter that has since accumulated more than 11 million views. A storm of reaction followed, in which both the employee and the corporation were called out […]

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