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New Research Shows Resilience is the Antidote to a Toxic Work Environment

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“Positive thinking” has turned happiness into a duty and a burden, says a Danish psychologist

Everyone wants you to be happy: Self-help books dish out advice on how to stop worrying, boost happiness, and banish negative thoughts; bosses want to see smiling enthusiasm in the workplace; and the only way to respond to “how are you?” is with a joyful “great!” But according to Svend Brinkmann, a psychology professor at Denmark’s Aalborg University, the culture of positivity has a dark side…

New Research Shows Resilience is the Antidote to a Toxic Work Environment

New research shows that resilience could be what individuals need to thrive in the face of a toxic work environment. “The Positive Effect of Resilience on Stress and Business Outcomes in Difficult Work Environments” found that greater resilience was linked to positive impacts on an individual regardless of work environment, a finding that runs counter to widespread belief that one’s environment is more influential than an individual’s resilience capability in determining an employee’s likelihood of success. The study was authored by researchers affiliated with meQuilibrium, the leading data-driven resilience solution for the workplace…


Somalia drought forces children out of school

A third of children in Somalia’s drought-affected areas are at risk of dropping out of school, the UN says, as a shortage of food and water has left more than 6.2 million people needing urgent help.

The drought is threatening the lives of millions and almost three million are going hungry. Three million children in the country are missing school and more than 100,000 could join them, according to the UN.

On Tuesday, Somalia’s newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared a “national disaster” due to the drought…


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