Dr. Jeffery David Whippo is an accomplished leadership professional who feels that stress is a very interesting phenomenon in human beings and can be both positive and negative in its effect on behavior depending on the situation the person is in. For instance, in the workplace, stress can cause some people to have reduced job performance and decreased organizational effectiveness. He indicates that his experiences show that performance seems to suffer when tasks that are already seen as difficult by the individual have to be performed under stressful situations.

Jeffery David Whippo further details that under these situations, there are many studies that have shown work-related stress to cause an increase in drug and alcohol use in the workplace. He strongly believes that individuals that experience overwhelming stress in the workplace also tend to have increased absenteeism, intentions to quit, and actual turnover, all of which equate to anywhere from $70 to $150 billion in company losses annually.

On the contrary, Jeffery D Whippo explains that a little stress isn't necessarily all bad when it comes to performance. He says that many studies have shown that in some, especially in athletes, performance levels can increase when stress management is effective. In these individuals, stressors like pressure and demands do not negatively affect performance, but actually result in higher levels of performance because of the individual's ability to facilitate a better stress response.

About Jeffery D Whippo

Jeffery D Whippo is a professional educator and developer of people, teams, and leaders. He is a well-educated professional who has attended California Coast University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Community College of the Air Force, and Citrus College. He also worked as a Combat Intelligence Specialist for the USAF for almost 4 years. He contributes to a number of charitable causes including the Jimmy Fund, Junior Diabetes, Goodwill, and American Veterans.

Jeffery is an avid learner who loves to study ancient history and psychology. He is also a veteran member of the VFW.