Balancing Act: How Top CEOs Tackle Stress in Their Roles

My approach is a blend of practicality and personal interests. First, I lean heavily on my team. Trusting them to handle their responsibilities allows me to focus on the bigger picture. I find regular release through weightlifting and cooking. Pushing my body works off tension, while the process of cooking takes my mind off work and yields culinary delight. What also helps is staying inspired by our work at AtData. And from being with the company for over 20 years, plus having a 3-year-old daughter, I've learned the importance of perspective. I view setbacks as opportunities to improve, and this helps maintain a constructive and less stressful mindset.

Tom Burke

CEO,  Atdata


In my experience, stress is most effectively managed through open, honest, and continuous communication with my executive team. More often than not, stress stems from uncertainty—wondering about deal outcomes, customer satisfaction or employee well-being. Proactively sharing information and updates through frequent, direct interactions helps alleviate this. Although I am available for formal meetings, I also encourage my team to reach out anytime with questions or concerns. This immediate exchange of information allows us to address issues quickly, reducing unnecessary worry or stress. Furthermore, this approach also fosters a supportive environment and builds trust across the team.

Henry Kim

CEO, Swiftly