Stress is one of the Dirty Dozen human factors. D.O.M. contributing writer Gordon Dupont discussed stress in one of his articles for D.O.M. magazine, our sister publication. You can learn about stress and how it affects us by reading Dupont’s article here:

Stress is a normal part of life. As Dupont says in his article, “…the only time we have no stress is when we are dead…”

An interesting article was highlighted in my daily email from Smartbrief on Leadership this morning. In it, LaRay Quy shares four powerful ways to manage stress and bounce back.

Quy knows a little bit about stress. She was an FBI undercover and counterintelligence agent for 24 years, where she developed the mental toughness to survive in environments of risk, uncertainty and deception. Quy has authored Secrets of a Strong Mind (second edition): How To Build Inner Strength To Overcome Life’s Obstacles as well as Mental Toughness for Women Leaders: 52 Tips To Recognize and Utilize Your Greatest Strengths.

In Quy's article on, she offers four ways to manage stress and bounce back:

1. Beware of the let-down effect

2. Remain flexible in your thinking

3. Manage your stress

4 Develop self-awareness

You can read her full article going in-depth into each of the four ways to manage stress and bounce back by clicking HERE

Thanks for reading,

Joe Escobar