Tag Archives | Wellbeing

Joking your way to the top

Why laughter is the best medicine for stressed executives Jane Lê, University of Sydney Workplaces are not generally very funny places to be, but new research has found humour can be just the thing to get an organisation off on the right foot. The ever-present need to respond to multiple stakeholders, operate in multiple markets […]

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Promoted to manager?

Here are 3 things you should never forget John Rice, Professor of Management, University of New England and Nigel Martin, Lecturer, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University Researchers at the London School of Economics have for many years been tracking the performance of managers, as rated by the people they manage. And the […]

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David Logan On Tribal Leadership – Video

“Tribal Leadership” argues that groups of 20-150 people, or “Tribes”, have more influence than teams, companies or CEOs in determining how much and what quality work gets done. Co-author Dave Logan identifies five tribal stages: Life sucks, My life sucks, I’m great and you’re not, We’re great and Life is great – and shows how […]

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Bad middle managers are just a reflection of their bosses, study says

Keeping middle managers happy with their supervisors is the key to retaining the lower-level workers they manage and avoiding expensive turnover costs, according to a Vanderbilt University study. “Middle managers’ treatment of employees reflects how bosses treat them,” says Ray Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Previous […]

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Burnout caused by more than just job stress

Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime: all factors that can lead to a burnout. But when it comes to mental health in the workplace, the influence of home life must also be considered to get the full picture. New research proves that having an understanding partner is just as important as having a […]

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Inspiring a life of immersion

We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she’s met in her work in “patient capital” — people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration. […]

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Grow The Mental Health Peer Workforce – Apply Now

Thirty ‘Champions’ to be selected to help grow the mental health peer workforce – National Mental Health Commission The National Mental Health Commission is supporting a new initiative that will help grow the mental health peer workforce in Australia and is calling for trainers who have a lived experience of mental illness from the perspective […]

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