Chantal Thomas—Director, Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Université de Montréal—Montreal
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Try These Quick and Easy Exercises to Relax at Work
Advancement Weekly Article Stressed out managers and workers can relax in the office by practicing simple mindfulness exercises, writes an authority on stress management.

Encourage Employees to Take Vacations
Advancement Weekly Article Managers should ensure that their employees feel comfortable taking vacation time, writes a human resources specialist.

Learn and Speak Up About Mental Illness
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders have an obligation to look out for their employees’ mental health, writes an executive coach.

Plan Vacation Time Wisely
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders need to plan ahead and take time off between critical projects to enjoy a restful vacation, writes an executive coach.

Look for Signs of Work Weariness
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Workers who have difficulty sleeping and don’t eat or exercise enough may be headed for burnout, writes an expert on work-life balance.

Tips to Find Work-Life Balance
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders can improve their work-life balance by scheduling their next-day activities the night before and taking time off when they feel burned out, writes a leadership expert.

Stop Work from Overtaking Employees' Lives
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Bosses can help their staff achieve work-life balance by teaching them to focus on priorities and avoid common distractions, writes one expert on workplace culture.

Stay Mindful at Work
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Workers should practice mindfulness tactics, such as taking a deep breath before meetings, to reduce stress, writes an organizational psychologist.

Recover from Workaholism
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Some leaders may not recognize themselves as workaholics, especially if they’re so consumed by work that they don’t allow time for reflection, says a time management specialist.

Habits Successful People Avoid After Hours
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders can reduce their stress levels by planning some downtime before they go home, say time management experts.

Plan Ahead to Enjoy Time Away from the Office
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article People who don’t adequately prepare to take a vacation could return to work feeling stressed, says a time management expert.

Evade Second-Hand Stress
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Simply being near a colleague who is stressed can trigger the stress response of others in the office, says a psychologist.

The Consequences of Working Overtime
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Spending too much time at work can hurt a leader’s personal life and professional career, says a time management guru.

Scientifically Verified Ways to De-Stress
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Social scientists have identified some simple, proven ways to reduce stress at work.

Suggestions for Creating Work-Life Balance
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders who work all the time—and don’t prioritize their personal happiness and mental health—will likely not achieve the professional success they’ve envisioned, says a time management expert.

Meditation Creates Self-Aware Leaders
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Meditation can help managers understand themselves and their coworkers better, says a business school professor.

Managers Often Unaware of What Stresses Workers
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article A new survey shows distinct differences in how employers and employees view stress in the workplace.

To De-stress at Work, Accept What You Cannot Change
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article The key for managers and their employees to manage workplace stress is for them to understand what they can control, says a career coach.

Take a Vacation the Right Way
Article,  Advancement Weekly Article Leaders can make the most of their time off by ensuring it is restorative, according to research.

Why Hiring Workaholics Doesn't Pay
Advancement Weekly Article Managers shouldn’t want workaholics for employees, says a leadership expert who warns that the disadvantages of having work-obsessed employees far outweigh the benefits.

Build an Anti-Stress Arsenal
Advancement Weekly Article Managers may not always have control over the demands of their job, but they do have control over themselves and their immediate surroundings.

Don't Let Email Ruin Your Holiday Break
Advancement Weekly Article The holiday break is almost here for many managers. Now is the time to establish an email strategy for the upcoming break.

How to Come Back from Vacation
Advancement Weekly Article Rushing back to work can negate the benefits of vacation. Here are some tips to help you manage the transition from beach to campus.

Etiquette for Eating at Your Desk
Advancement Weekly Article More managers and their employees are eating at their desks to stay productive. It could be good for office efficiency, but is it driving your co-workers crazy?


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