Last week, it went viral that Ben Congleton, CEO of Olark, encouraged his web developer Madalyn Parker to take 2 days off for her mental health. This should not have happened because mental health management is a part of Executive Health Management Quotient (HQ). The CEO’s confirmation email went viral implies that many CEOs cannot handle the matter wisely.
Mental health management is a part of health management and can directly impact creativity and productivity. Mental health issues can be pathological, such as depression, and non-pathological, such as burn out. Prohibiting days off would not increase productivity but expel talent. However, some people believe that motivation can overcome any “mental issue.” Some stigmatize others with “mental issue.” The efficient solutions include:
CEOs and other executives are the key to business success. They need not only keep the optimal performance of their own, but also their team’s, which requires not only IQ and EQ, but also Health Quotient, Adversity Quotient, Learning Quotient and Public Influence Quotient to handle daily challenges.
Health Quotient affects team performance everyday and includes physical and mental health management. Although they need to deal with stress at a whole new level due to the complexity at the top, executives can achieve desirable results through the right tools. “Eliminate Stress & Insomnia with the Right Law” has two great examples.
Today executives can have their mental health management skills not only assessed via the Executive 6Q Assessment, but also empowered accordingly, for example, “Be Happy & Be Your Own Doctor First.” For CEOs and executives who desire to build Level 5 leadership and be exceptional, health quotient and mental health management is essential and will win them more hearts and minds.
It takes the right tools to make workplace healthy, productive and bring leadership from good to great.
The Prince Synergy Team
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