Mental Health Management, a Part of Executive Health Quotient (HQ)

Mental Health Management, a Part of Executive Health Quotient (HQ)

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.

How to Handle Mental Health Issues Efficiently?

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:

  • Give employees the right tools to handle jobs, take care of self and prevent mental breakdown, including suicides.
  • Make environment comfortable for people to talk about their needs.
  • Take the right action when issues emerge, including taking days off and going to the right experts.
  • Some mental illnesses need to be on continuous medication, such as Bipolar, and therefore, individuals need to have periodic physical checkup for drug side effects.

How to Assess CEOs and other Executives and Empower Them Effectively?

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 Q, Adversity Q, Learning Q and Public Influence Q to handle daily challenges.   HQ affects team performance everyday, including physical and mental health management.   Although executives need to deal with stress at a whole new level due to the complexity at the top, they 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 n not only assessed via the Executive 6Q Assessment, but also empowered, for example, “Be Happy & Be Your Own Doctor First.”   For CEOs and executives who desire to build Level 5 leadership and be exceptional, mental health management is essential and will win them more hearts and minds.

It takes the right tools to make workplace more productive and bring leadership from good to great.

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