7. Working long hours for an extended period of time can cause work overload and fatigue.
Daily shifts can range anywhere from 8 to 24 hours.
8. Work overload or trying to do too much at one time causes burnout.
9. When rotating shifts every 3 to 5 days, your body never gets a chance to adapt to time
10. Facing stress off the job is basically similar to on the job. Some examples of stress off the
job: money matters, illness, lack of personal time or other distractions.
11. Here are a few ways of coping with stress both on and off the job:
a. Concentrate on one task at a time; avoid that "burnout" stage.
b. Do not push yourself beyond your limits of achievement.
c. Do not be concerned with failure, concentrate on the job at hand and drive on.
d. Take one day at a time.
e. Be a good listener and keep answers short if possible.
f. If at all possible leave the job at the work place. Don't take it home with you.
g. Get involved in some type of physical exercise.
h. Eat a well balanced diet.
i. Get at least 8 hours of sleep when possible.
j. Stay physically fit by exercising at least three times a week.
k. Seek professional assistance.
12. Everyone is affected by stress--some more than others. Serious cases of stress can cause
heart disease. Maintaining your stress level could mean the difference between a long and a short
PART G - Military Leadership.
1. The military profession has no monopoly on leadership. Leaders can be found in every
organization regardless of occupation. Progress and success in any worthwhile human endeavor are
dependent upon the quality and efficiency of leadership.