Stress in a common factor in almost all medical professions. Surgery, Oncology, Gynecology and Anesthesiology are particular stressful. Since anger is frequently preceded by stress, it is important to enhance the stress management skills of those whose anger management ability is compromised.
It is difficult to imagine any Executive whose work can be described as non-stressful. Therefore, it is unfortunate that many Executive Coaches do not consider stress or anger management useful strategies in coaching interventions for Executives.
It appears that Coaches who are also trained Psychotherapists are more likely to understand the relationship between a clients’ overall emotional functioning and his or her ability to sustain his success as a leader.
Emotional Intelligence can be useful in increasing any intervention with any coaching client. The core emotional skills of self-awareness, self-control, social awareness and relationship management have been objectively identified as important for leadership as well as interpersonal relationships for anyone.