- Holding environment: This is a way for managers to push out the work at the right time. Not all work can have the same priority level; this strategy allows the leader to introduce work at a pace that will allow the teams to manage the stress levels (Heifetz & Laurie, 1997).
- Presence and poise: As a leader introduces stress to a team, they too will take on stress. The leader must maintain their presence and poise by keeping their anxiety to a minimum and by maintaining a strong emotional capacity (Heifetz & Laurie, 1997).
As leaders, we must find the appropriate level of stress for our teams. We must maintain our compassion and our ability to listen (Niţă, 2015); these skills will allow us to understand the level of stress that the team is feeling. But, we must also maintain the appropriate level of inspiration and motivation for our teams, consistently challenge them to move to the next level.