How legal teams can manage the microstress effect

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Karen Dillon on microstress - fixed
Last updated: June 15, 2023

In this episode we’re diving into the world of microstress, guided by the co-author of a newly released book on this topic, Karen Dillon.

In this really fascinating chat, we explore her research and findings into microstress and discuss how in-house counsel and lawyers more broadly can navigate these stresses.

Karen explains why and how the top 10% of the top performers were able to manage so much more effectively than the rest. We also consider how leaders can help create work cultures to better manage these stresses and that there are no small guestures in leadership.

Further information:

  • The Microstress Effect: How Little Things Pile Up and Create Big Problems--and What to Do about It (Book Link)
  • The Hidden Toll of Microstress (HBR)
  • Karen Dillon is a contributing editor to Harvard Business Review and the co-author of three books NYT best-sellers.  She was also the editor and publisher for The American Lawyer in the 1990s. FInd out more about Karen here

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