BLUF: Any good ideas on a MT goal for "keeping perspective and managing stress"?
My boss is asking me to come up with goals for myself around 4 areas. I think I have 3 of them. The fourth has me stumped. Her title for it was "Goal on keeping perspective and managing stress". Her comments are that I have significant impact and influence on my directs and the greater group that she doesn't believe I understand the extent of. We've had a lot of change - re-org, been purchase, another re-org, then re-prioritization of resources and so on. I started a bi-weekly meeting of some other people I think are thought leaders who just don't complain to talk about issues in our teams and think of solutions. I also think I'm a pretty positive person. She agrees with all of that. But she says sometimes when people are going off on a bender I need to do more to help calm down the situation. She also says that sometimes I need to be careful about who I vent my frustrations to because my being upset influences many more people. I do try very hard only to vent to a few very close friends who are my level or higher. She said it's that people watch me for reactions at announcements or if someone else is venting I need to help calm things down.
I think it's somewhat of a compliment that I do have impact and made mental notes to be more pro-active. But I'm not sure how to make this into a goal.