Death, discord, disillusionment, depression, danger. What helps our staff grow through such difficult experiences? How can people move from being “stuck in the mire of work/life” towards having a greater sense of contentment, healthy attitudes, and good relationships?
Mission/aid life can thrash even the most robust of us. Notworthy are the chronic exposure to misery and relationship struggles on field projects or in headquarter offices (e.g., the two main stressors in Carter’s 1999 study: “seeing needs I am unable to meet” and “confronting others when necessary”). How do we help ourselves and others navigate such difficult experiences?
We Need Quality Leaders.