7 Books to Help You Manage Stress and Overexertion at Work – Business Insider

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There’s always a calm before the storm, a day or two when you think, “Hey, I’m really on top of things!” And then you get slammed with the deluge of emails, the big project, the extra favors for your boss — all at once.
So if you’re feeling overwhelmed at work right now, first of all, remember that this, too, shall pass. And secondly, we recommend checking out the seven motivating and illuminating books below. (After your to-do list has shrunk a bit, of course.)
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A Babson professor shows how top performers who thrive at work are distinguished by the efficiency and intentionality of their collaboration—not the size of their network or the length of their workday. 
Doing for courage what Angela Duckworth has done for grit and Brené Brown for vulnerability, a University of Virginia business professor explains that courage isn’t a character trait that only a few possess; it’s a virtue developed through practice. 
We tend to believe that power belongs to the person with the loudest voice or the highest salary. But in Acting with Power, a Stanford psychologist shows how we can all discover our own power, and how to use it wisely.
An acclaimed leadership coach helps women identify the seven most damaging power gaps that are holding them back from success, outlining the key steps you can take to become the true author of your life and reach your highest goals.
A Stanford lecturer lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. “Indistractable” reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.
We’ve been conditioned to believe that if we want to overachieve, we have to overexert, overthink, and overdo. That if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. But “Effortless” proposes a better, healthier way forward, one in which it’s easier than ever to do the things that really matter.
The founder of the Stress & Resilience Institute has written a research-driven and actionable book, the first of its kind to explore a new solution to the burnout problem at work: a comprehensive approach focused on building the resilience of teams of all sizes.
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