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With regard to stress management, articles from the three different resources offered disparate perspectives. In their article published in Leadership, Bloom, Castagna and Warren (2003) proposed the hiring of experts to offer leadership coaching to principals, as a means of helping principals to deal with the stressors of the workplace. Because they are specialized in leadership training, these experts are well-versed with different strategies to help principals cope with their leadership demands efficiently and effectively, thus lessening the level of their stress. On the negative side, the hiring of experts for one-on-one sessions with principals can be extremely expensive for the school districts that are already affected by funding.
Utilizing a slightly different approach to address the issue of stress management in her article published in Educational Leadership, Cherniss (1998) identified the qualities of emotional intelligence in school principals, which enable them to manage the stress effectively. Supporting her discussion with profiles of school principals who manage stress effectively, Cherniss (1998) explained how principals who are open to dealing with challenges, differences of opinion, and mistakes of their teachers are less likely to succumb to stress. They often take the initiative to handle problems, without being overwhelmed by them. Cherniss (1998) suggested that training programs can be implemented to develop these qualities in professionals. While Cherniss (1998) did suggest participation in training programs for the development of these qualities, it is also evident that these qualities are highly related to the personality characteristics of the principals. Thus, the article seemed to imply that individuals who do not possess these personality attributes will not be able to manage stress effectively.
Bloom, G. (2004). Dear princip