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Lauren Salz

CEO & Co-FounderSealed

New York City Area

Member Since February 2021



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15 ways leaders can set a bad example for their teams

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Most organizations have specific rules and protocols workers are expected to follow, as well as carefully developed missions and visions that are intended to guide the entire team's actions. However, employees won't just blindly follow these rules if the leaders who established them aren't modeling that behavior themselves. And it's not just about hard-and-fast policies and procedures either—teams are influenced by everything from a leader's speech patterns to their attitudes. Consciously or unconsciously, employees often pick up habits, mannerisms, and mindsets from their managers and other higher-ups—an instinct that often trumps paying close attention to "the rules." That's why leaders must stop and think about the messages they may be unconsciously sending to their teams. It can be difficult to know how you may be setting a bad example if you aren't aware of some of the more common missteps leaders make. To help, a panel of Fast Company Executive Board members shared 15 ways leaders might be unknowingly setting a bad example for their teams and how they can turn things around.

15 leaders' tips for destressing and getting your focus back

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Stress is a natural part of life, but it doesn't have to derail your focus and productivity. Leaders generally deal with some level of stress on a daily basis—but they can't let it sidetrack them or shut them down. With multiple responsibilities on their plate, leaders need to have go-to strategies and coping mechanisms to ease both everyday and situational stress and get back to the work at hand.  With plenty of experience coping with the myriad responsibilities of leadership, the members of Fast Company Executive Board have their own methods for handling high-pressure moments, big responsibilities, and heavy workloads. Below, 15 of them share their favorite ways to find calm and move forward. Follow their recommendations the next time you find yourself carrying the burden of stress.

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Company bio

Sealed is the easiest, most affordable way to make your house more comfortable and efficient. We fix uneven temperatures in homes with energy-saving upgrades like air sealing, insulation, HVAC, and smart tech. With our hassle-free service, we match a certified contractor and coordinate everything from beginning to end. And we cover the upfront costs of the work - if the energy bills go down, as a result, the savings pay us back. And if you don't save energy? We don't get paid.


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Area of focus

Home Energy Improvement Finance
Energy Efficiency
Home Energy Assessments

Company size

51 - 200