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Laboratory Study of Leaders Shows Surprising Result: As Leadership Responsibility Increases, Stress Declines
September 24, 2012
A unique laboratory study shows that leaders with more leadership responsibility experience lower stress levels than peers who have less responsibility as measured by cortisol levels, a stress hormone.
Harvard Kennedy School
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