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Derek Roger, PhD, is a psychologist who has spent 30 years researching the causes and effects of stress. He was the founder of the Stress Research Unit at the University of York, and is director of the training consultancy Work Skills Centre Ltd. His original research findings challenged conventional ideas about stress and resilience and led to the creation of the training program Challenge of Change Resilience™. Roger has authored more than 100 articles in the scientific press.
Nick Petrie is a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He works with CEOs and their teams to create resilience strategies for their organizations, particularly in periods of significant change. He is the lead researcher and cocreator of CCL’s Change Equation which shows leaders how to lead change in ways that minimize stress and maximize results. He holds a master’s degree focused on leadership and learning from Harvard University.
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"Powerful and game-changing. We applied the approach in Work Without Stress and saw an immediate and positive impact on our team. Our leaders lead with a renewed sense of self-awareness and tangible skills to become more agile and resilient in the face of change, complexity, and challenges. We are better equipped to work smarter and add greater value. Resilience can be learned."
--Bill Way, President and CEO, Southwestern Energy Company
"Petrie and Roger provide invaluable tips and tools to help develop resilience, limit stress, and refocus energy on improving effectiveness as leaders and contributors to the organization."
--Sarah Bryant, SVP, Finance and Administration, Central Division, Comcast
"Packed with immediately actionable and useful insights, Work Without Stress offers relevant and practical concepts that help top leaders respond to and lead change."
--Stéphane Godin, president and CEO of Graymont
"In this extremely valuable book, Roger and Petrie lay out an approach that affords not only leaders but anyone seeking to thrive a proven way to be more present at work and in your life."
--Charles Sarchione, PhD, PCC, Director, Executive Development, Entergy Corporation
"Highly recommended to any organization that wishes to strengthen its teams' resilience and ability to react positively to challenging situations."
--Amanda Leonard-Embury, Learning and Development Officer, General Medical Council (U.K.)