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A good board reduces stress

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As a leader, your board of directors is one of your most important and strategic partners. Your company’s success depends on the effectiveness of your board. Your board can help you course-correct, identify opportunities to expand your reach, fundraise, especially if you’re a not-for-profit entity, manage risk, and build the company’s brand. This will help you reduce stress and help you improve your overall wellbeing and health.

Stress is directly related to your health. Stress inhibits your immune system, making you less able to fight off attackers such as viruses and bacteria. You become more prone to infections, frequent colds and flu, shingles, yeast infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and even warts. Stress also will impact your sleep. Stress causes an imbalance in your hormonal system and causes the release of stimulating hormones such as cortisol. These hormones can cause sleep disturbances. The impact on your work can be significant. You become irritable, more easily distracted, less creative, and less able to draw links between information. …

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