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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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A Changing Marketplace

Knowing how to master stress has clearly become increasingly important in today's marketplace. To quote Bob Dylan, one of the premier songwriters and poets of the 1960s and 1970s, “The times they are a-changin'.” Just a generation ago it was reasonable for young people to assume that if they were responsible, dependable, and loyal to a company, the company would take care of them. They could expect to rise through the ranks to a management position and this would be their lifelong occupation. Now, in the era of downsizing, a company will employ you only for as long as you, or your position, are useful to it. And usefulness is typically defined in terms of the bottom line: Are you profitable?

On the other hand, rather than ...

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