Panics come in many shapes and sizes. Their common denominator is that they are never helpful. Whether in your work or personal life, panicking is to lose perspective and succumb to fear. Don’t Panic! was created to help people within organizations handle stressful situations in a way that is positive and productive.
An engaging training DVD, Don’t Panic! brings together nine fascinating people who have plenty of experience in successfully navigating stressful situations at work. Their goal? To cook and prepare a meal together. Cooking serves as a metaphor for working through a challenge together and after the flames die down, the participants enjoy the meal they’ve created and share what they’ve learned from their dialogue and experience. Insights simmer along with the food in Don’t Panic! A Recipe for Success in Times of Stress.
Designed to be used in a work or academic environment, the “The 5 Key Morsels of Advice” in this program can also be applied in our personal lives:
KNOW YOURSELF - Know what you know, what you don’t know, and the difference between these. Self-awareness is critical to successfully navigating challenges.
BUILD SUPPORT - Develop a network of people you trust and who trust you. Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback and support.
ASSESS YOUR SITUATION - Realistically assess the situation you face. Filter noise and rumors from reliable information. Step back and interrogate reality.
TAKE ACTION - Don’t be immobilized by fear. Be resilient in the face of a setback. Remember you always have options and that hope trumps fear. Look for opportunities in a crisis or difficult situation and pursue them.
LEARN FROM EVERYTHING - Look for learning opportunities even in what may appear as bad news. Every shadow has a light source. Find it. Learning is the ultimate benefit from a challenging situation.
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