Kristie Andrea Bell, VP, Global Technology Services Channels, Alliances, Midmarket, IBM
Take a long vacation. Take time to distance yourself from the day-to-day. It accomplishes two things: 1) refreshes you and 2) lets your team shine in their own light. I look for every opportunity to spend time with my children -- just talking, playing, putting them to bed. If asked what my favorite sound is, I'd say, "My children's laughter." That is the ultimate de-stressor. I attend every event of their favorite [activity]. I also love music, theater, swimming, my church drama team and my iPad.