How to cultivate emotional resilience at work

4 Ways Leaders Can Improve Mental Health In The Workplace

More days are lost to absenteeism due to mental health than to other illness or injury.

Mental illness is a stubborn foe. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Advocates must dispel the perception that depression and related conditions are a private concern that belongs in the shadows. Progressive business leaders understand that mental health is a shared concern and that promoting mental health and overall organizational health are the same fight.

Today is World Mental Health Day which seeks to build awareness and drive education and advocacy. Since its first observed year in 1992, we have made modest progress in raising awareness and in reducing the stigma around mental health issues. A report from the Mental Health in the Workplace Summit held earlier this year confirms how far we have to go…


‘Resilient’ refugees find freedom with Australian food business

Muhammad Nabaei learned grit the hard way. Forced to flee his native Iran when the government cracked down on massive protests in 2009, the 33-year-old flew to Indonesia, where he bought passage to Australia with a people smuggler.

It was not until 2012 that he was recognised as a refugee after years in a detention centre and moved to Melbourne, where he spent three years trying to find work – finally landing a job with a food company that actively seeks out people like him.

“For us, asylum seekers and refugees are a competitive advantage,” said Chris Ennis, the manager of CERES Fair Food, where Nabaei works as a supervisor.

“People who can get themselves to Australia through heaps of countries, through detention centres where they might spend years – you have to be persistent, ingenious and resilient,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation…


How to cultivate emotional resilience at work

A closing pitcher’s role is commonly recognized as the highest-pressure position in professional sports. It takes equal parts physical skill and emotional fortitude to get this job done.


Even the most talented and experienced closer can’t dictate whether he’s going to have a successful outing; maybe there will be wind, rain, or other distractions. What he can always control, though, is his behavior on the mound.

The same is true for all professionals: When you control your emotions, you control your game….


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