3 Keys to Building Resilience as a Leader

Mental Health Experts Share The #1 Action To Reduce Stress in the Workplace

We all know that too much stress is not only detrimental to our physical health but also inhibits performance. Work-related stress affects peoples’ lives differently; for some, it leads to less creative thinking, difficulty making decisions, limited focus or sometimes obstructed communication.

Left unaddressed, it can become the fast-track to low morale, higher employee turnover and burnout. Recent studies have found that employee resilience is associated with decreased stress and that those people with low resilience are four times more likely to experience burnout.

What does resilience in the workplace look like?

It’s not that resilient individuals have fewer stressors at work, but rather, they are better equipped, through mental health training and cognitive tools, to manage the challenges they face. Evidence shows that resilient employees engage in three specific behaviours, which help them remain focused and optimistic despite setbacks or uncertainty…READ ON

Victims of NSW and Queensland floods have lodged 60,000 claims, but too many are underinsured. Here’s a better way

As South-East Queensland and New South Wales wade through the devastation of storms and flooding that now threatens the greater Sydney region, residents and businesses will be turning to insurance as their only hope of recovery.

More than 60,000 claims have been lodged in seven days.

Unfortunately, many people will find that they are either not insured or underinsured against this sort of catastrophe either because premiums have become unaffordable or because they have become unavailable because of the increasing frequency of extreme weather events.

Without insurance payouts they will find it hard to recover, causing emotional and economic hardship for them, their communities and the Australian economy…READ ON

3 Keys to Building Resilience as a Leader

The act of realizing a clear and compelling vision by inspiring others might seem pretty straightforward at first glance: You set a stake in the ground and convince others to move with you. And yet, even a passing glance at the front page of the New York Times or Wall Street Journal evidences the opposite. Leadership is hard, and it can go so, so wrong.

Burnout in the ranks of executive decision makers is on the rise, and stressors exacerbated by the pandemic have contributed to the number of departing CEOs climbing by 16% in the final quarter of 2021 year-over-year, according to the executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, and it’s no surprise why…READ ON

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