Wellbeing insights

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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Do a stocktake of your work relationships today

Are your work relationships working? If you were to conduct a straw poll about what causes the most stress at work, odds are most of your colleagues would point to gripes with their boss, staff, colleagues, clients, or other senior stakeholders. Relationships have a...

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Are You a Closet Zookeeper?

Do you need to check in on your meaning and purpose?   It’s important to have a future that is inspiring and appealing. There have to be reasons why you get up in the morning and why you want to live. Think about what inspires you and what you can love about the...

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Having a good fight

Whether you’re struggling with workplace politics or want more harmony in your personal relationships, it’s time to shed light on: How your mind works when you feel under siege What’s helpful to know about conflict, and Strategies and tools for resolving disputes....

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Reflective practice or navel gazing? How much is too much?

Socrates famously said, “the unexamined life is not worth living”. He was encouraging us to spend time in deep reflection about how we live our lives. We see this following through in modern life in many contexts: In schools, children are encouraged to reflect on...

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Why self-control and passion are the twin engines for success

Why is it so hard to change our behaviour even when our motivation to do so is genuine? Regardless of whether our goals are work related (‘delegate more’ ‘give more feedback’ ‘prioritise better’) - or personal (’stay calm’ ‘leave work by 6’ ‘go to bed earlier’...

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Wellbeing @ facebook

Stephen Scheeler Former CEO Facebook, Australia and New Zealand posed important questions at the opening of last week’s Corporate Health and Wellbeing Summit in Sydney around how to build a sustainable business for the future and to how to respond to the shift in...

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What are you taking for granted?

It’s the big ‘dry’ in Sydney after no significant rain for months. Vegetation is drooping, the sports fields are like concrete and everything is tinged brown. Nothing new for the farmers ‘out west’ for whom these conditions can be annual rituals, but maybe a bit new...

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