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Oct 17, 2023

Morra Aarons-Mele visits Google to discuss her book “The Anxious Achiever: Turn Your Biggest Fears into Your Leadership Superpower.”

Anxiety is normal. The way we hide it is not.

Although so much has been done to promote diversity and wellness at work, there’s a giant hole in the understanding of how mental health plays into not just our daily grind, but the very trajectory of success.
We’re all in desperate need for better models of leadership - especially in a society that tells us that mental health challenges like anxiety and depression are weaknesses.

Anxiety is a constant in today’s workplace, and people need tools to manage it. If you do nothing to address it, anxiety can seriously hamper your potential for high performance. However, “The Anxious Achiever” shows that anxiety can be fundamentally helpful to leaders, and with the right tools, you can harness its power to turn stress into strength. Mentally healthy workforces drive return on investment: employers see a $4 return for every dollar invested in employee mental health support. This book will help leaders and teams understand how anxiety shows up for them at work, lead and thrive through uncertainty, and create mentally healthy teams and culture.

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