INFOGRAPHIC: Mindfulness practices to take control of workplace problems:   Julie Mosow's Harvard Business Review article, "Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team," offered some useful, practical approaches to help a leader keep her team calm and focused. But one key element was missing from the mix: the leader's mindset. If a leader is filled with stress, conflict, anxiety, and negative emotions, it spreads like a virus. A steady dose of toxic energy from higher-ups will encourage valuable team members to update their résumés rather than their to-do lists.  Our Brain on Stress When we’re under stress, the brain secretes hormones like cortisol and adrenaline that in the best scenario mobilize us to handle a short-term emergency, but in the worst scenario create an ongoing hazard for performance. In that case, attention narrows to focus on the cause of the stress, not the task at hand. Our memory reshuffles to promote thoughts most...