Wellbeing insights

10 relaxation techniques for a busy world

There is a lot going on in the world at present… And you aren’t alone if you are feeling a little stressed, disheartened, demoralised or melancholy in response to the daily news (never mind what might be going on in your own personal life). Between the New Zealand...

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Hygge, Coorie, Ikigai… Are they the real deal?

At this year’s World Government Summit (WGS) Global Conversation on Happiness & Wellbeing, I attended a talk from a very cool guy called Ken Mogi. (By the way, if you missed my four-part series reporting from the WGS, you can catch up here.) Ken is a...

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GLWS at the WGS: Part four

We’re bringing you part four of our series from the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai – a global gathering of world leaders from public, private and global organisations from over 150 countries. Today, our detailed breakdown of a fascinating talk from Simon Sinek...

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Which is better for you – Order or Chaos?

Ha! Trick question. We need both. Like Yang needs Yin. So that’s it for this week’s blog! (Or, if you would like the longer answer, please read on.) This one's a bit personal and perhaps a little self-indulgent, but it’s true and resonant for me as I write.   The...

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GLWS at the WGS: Part three

If you’ve seen any of our last few Wellbeing Insights articles you’ll know we’ve been reporting from the World Government Summit (WGS) in Dubai – a global gathering of world leaders from public, private and global organisations from over 150 countries. Today we’re...

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The virtuous cycle of innovation and wellbeing

How creative were you yesterday? Pause for a moment, and really think about this... Did you engage in any creative activity, come up with an innovative idea or solution... contribute to something completely new and different? Maybe you thought about an innovation to a...

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GLWS at the WGS: Part two

In last week’s edition of Wellbeing Insights, we shared the context for the World Government Summit (WGS)'s focus on wellbeing and happiness. In today's article, we’ll bring you the best bits from two keynote presentations and share the implications for leaders and...

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GLWS at the WGS: Part one

We were honoured to be invited guests at this year’s annual gathering of the World Government Summit (WGS) held last week in Dubai. There were over 4000 participants, comprising world leaders from public, private and global organisations from over 150 countries. (Not...

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Complexity: a simple issue for wellbeing

This one's a little heavier... but then we’re not all lightness and roses. 😊 Complexity. Complexity. Complexity. It’s everywhere, all around us. And if you are like most people, there will be days when you are yearning for simpler times from days gone by. But we can’t...

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The wellbeing secrets of happy high-achievers

There is no universal unconditionally optimal formula that will deliver wellbeing.Sure, we have lots of knowledge guiding us about how we should eat, drink, sleep, exercise, rest, play, relate and self-actualize, but the range and variety of what each of us needs is...

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8 of our personal wellbeing tips for managing change

In early 2018 we found ourselves managing our way through a major change – the rebranding of our leadership wellbeing survey to GLWS. It was a change 12 months in the making and one that taught us a lot about managing our own wellbeing through challenging phases. As...

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Breaking news: we might all die by the chair…

Actually, it's not really the chairs that are killing us, it's the act of sitting on them for extended periods each day. And it's not really 'breaking news' either - the phrase 'sitting is the new smoking' has been around for a while. Yet it seems many of us aren't...

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How to survive pre-Christmas stress

Welcome to the silly season! If you’re anything like us, this time of year can leave you feeling just a tad unhinged – there’s so much on your to-do list before Santa comes barrelling down the chimney and you take a well-earned break.

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The last stop on the journey

One of the defining elements of ‘wellbeing’ as it is generally considered today is the focus on thriving, flourishing and living life to its fullest. 

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A different way of giving this Christmas?

In the run up to the festive season, it seems timely to focus on the positive wellbeing benefits that come from ‘giving back,’ or volunteering and contributing to something greater than our own self-interest.

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Gender and wellbeing

What are we learning about gender differences in leaders’ wellbeing? This week, we’re sharing some of our research findings and considering the implications for leaders and those designing workplace programs.

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The Wellbeing Contagion Effect

Don’t worry… we aren’t going to be discussing germs, infections or rashes! Instead, our topic this week is exploring the role of behavioural and emotionalcontagion, and how these conditions stand to significantly impact the ROI from wellbeing investment in organisations.

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Why being grumpy can be good for you

There’s never more pressure to be happy than leading into the silly season. But with less than 3 months to go, you may actually find yourself feeling tenser and more irritable than usual. In my case, after a few days of providing uncharacteristically direct (okay…

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Breaking News: Self-Doubt Is Good For You!

Imposter syndrome, self-doubt, my inner critic, the ‘lizard on my shoulder’... Just a few of the ways that our coaching clients refer to their perception of not being ‘good enough’ or ‘as good as others’. Does this resonate with you? I’m expecting about 60% of you to...

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How 10 minutes of exercise will make you 30% healthier

Don’t wait for 1 Jan to kick-start your new year exercise and wellness regime. Get a jump ahead of the wellbeing game this weekend with our ultimate ‘cheat’s’ guide to exercise. Our EEK & SENSE research suggests 57% of MEWS respondents aren’t regularly getting the...

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Calm your mind and body in 8 minutes

Are you: Having trouble switching off? Feeling uptight and on edge? Finding it hard to go to sleep? Experiencing restless sleep? Don’t panic! We’ve got the perfect answer to help you wind down – Spotify your life! Stress comes in all shapes and sizes these days. But...

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3 reasons why lack of sleep will damage your team culture

We’re hearing a lot these days about how important sleep is as the foundation for wellbeing and long-term health. But have you heard about the links between sleep deprivation, unethical behaviour, hostility and workplace deviance? If not, you might find the following...

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Nightmare leaders… and their dark wellbeing shadow

As anyone who’s ever worked for a ‘dark’ leader will testify, their behaviour can have a devastating impact on the wellbeing and performance of those around them. The negative consequence is amplified if you add high extraversion and low emotional intelligence into...

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