The Anxious Achiever: Turn Your Biggest Fears Into Your Leadership Superpower (Hardcover)

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A timely and compelling guide to managing the anxiety that comes with succeeding and leading--from entrepreneur, mental health advocate, and top-rated podcaster Morra Aarons-Mele.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the world. But in our workplaces, anxiety has been a hidden problem--there in plain sight but ignored. Until now.

The Anxious Achiever is a book with a mission: to normalize anxiety and leadership. As leadership expert and self-proclaimed anxious achiever Morra Aarons-Mele argues, anxiety is built into the very nature of leadership. It can--and should--be harnessed into a force for good.

Inspired by the popular podcast of the same name, The Anxious Achiever is filled with personal stories, research-based insights into mental health, and lots of practical advice. You'll learn how to:

  • Figure out your own anxiety profile so that you can recognize and avoid common thought traps and triggers
  • Confront bad habits and unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • Resist perfectionism, manage social anxiety, and set boundaries to prevent burnout
  • Deal with feedback, criticism, and impostor syndrome
  • Model--and communicate--healthy behavior as a leader

Whether you're experiencing anxiety for the first time or have been battling it for years, The Anxious Achiever will help you turn your stress and worries into a source of strength for yourself, your career, and the people you lead.

About the Author

Morra Aarons-Mele is the host of The Anxious Achiever, a top leadership podcast. The show helps people rethink the relationship between their mental health and their leadership. In 2010 Aarons-Mele founded the award-winning digital consulting firm, Women Online. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first internet chat and has launched digital campaigns for President Obama, Malala Yousafzai, the United Nations, the CDC, and many other leading figures and organizations.Connect with Morra Aarons-Mele at:
Product Details
ISBN: 9781647822538
ISBN-10: 164782253X
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English