“Worrying is the same thing as banging your head against the wall. It only feels good when you stop." By John Powers: Author and motivational speaker
How true is this? Worrying can be painful; it saps your energy, brings up other issues to worry about, and does not get you closer to success. But, when you stop, it feels good- a relief.
Here are some ways to discourage group worry:
• Open, honest and transparent communication
• Cascading messages (repeat key messages so people hear them and remember them)
• Be present, available and responsive
• Correct and clarify assumptions
• Ask questions
• Turn worries into questions – sometimes these questions will foster creative thinking!