3 CEOs Discuss How to Manage Stress

Company CEOs Richard Moross, Nina Godiwalla and Mike Germano discuss how to manage stress in their respective Chief Executive Officer job roles. Moross manages stress by letting go. Godiwalla manages stress by finding small moments each day to meditate. Germano manages stress by reflecting on positive team moments. This is a Capture Your Flag Career Video Compilation. To learn more about Capture Your Flag’s mission to bring Near Peer Learning to the world, visit http://www.captureyourflag.com.

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  • Nina Godiwalla on How Job Success Can Isolate and Overwhelm

    In Chapter 8 of 18 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and entrepreneur Nina Godiwalla answers "How Have Awards and Accolades Validated Your Work and Your Mission?" Godiwalla finds receiving awards, such as being inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, validate her work and her mission. As a public speaker traveling extensively, she finds it progressively difficult to get to know people well during short trips.

  • Nina Godiwalla on Learning Work Ethic From Asian Immigrant Parents

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