The link between leadership and sleep

A lot of business leaders admit that they don’t get enough sleep at least four nights a week. A recent article in Harvard Business Review by Nick van Dam (McKinsey) and sleep expert Els van der Helm explores the link between sleep and leadership. It also offers a few solutions to improve both individual well-being and…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 2

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Replace stress with mindfulness

Stress related burnouts are without any doubt, the greatest threat to the productivity of today’s workforce. It’s no wonder that nowadays, many employees themselves and their HR managers are looking for ways to reduce their overall stress levels and how they can avoid burnouts. Globally speaking, millions of employees are suffering from burnout everyday, but the good…

12 stages of burn-out

In an earlier post on burn-out (“The Route to Burn-out“) Serge Haubourdin refers to the 12 phases outlined by psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North in 1992. The 12 phases are more relevant than ever and are still a good indicator. Are you in doubt and do you think you might be burnt out, have a…

I LOVE Conflict

The Importance of Conflict in Organizations Organizations devote huge amounts of money to conflict and communications: in trying to prevent it, and trying to manage it when it does arise.  So it is well worth devoting time to understanding this phenomenon that is conflict. Where does it come from? And why does it arise with…

Burn-Out: causes

On Friday 4 September, Hercules Academy organized an information session on burn-out, in collaboration with KBC and UNIZO, the Belgian entrepreneurs organisation. The topic ranged from the causes of burn-out to the different phases and treatment of the syndrome. It was quite amazing to notice the reactions from the audience. Every single person in the…

5 EASY YOGA TECHNIQUES TO FEEL BETTER AT WORK

If everyday stresses in the office have thrown you off kilter, use these Yoga practices to find your center again. BY KC IFEANYI Question: Are you conscious of your breathing right now? Before answering this seemingly “no, duh” entreaty, you should consider what Jennifer Gregoire, chief strategic communications and marketing officer for Orbis and certified yoga instructor,…

The Route to burn-out

  Burn-out phases “Why should we do all the work, while she is at home having a holiday”, is a common remark from colleagues at work who clearly don’t know what burn-out is. We cannot blame these co-workers on their ignorance, since they don’t know what they don’t know. Our experience in burn-out prevention and curing is…

How Burn-Out is caused

> The root cause of a burn-out is always related to work. However, it is more complicated than just pointing towards your career. It is a combination of one’s personality, lifestyle, and control skills. Personality is the hardest factor to change. Because it is part of your personal evolution, which is a lifetime mindset and doesn’t…

The future of corporate leadership

The six stages of the leadership journey   Steering an organization on its unique journey towards its chosen destination is one of the biggest personal challenges facing all leaders. Why? Because internal and external issues will constantly change the landscape in which the organization operates. Navigating the landscape is widely recognized as the new core…

Mental health stigma silences employees 79% wouldn’t speak out

“The costs of mental illness to the economy are astounding… I urge commissioners and decision-makers to treat mental health more like physical health.”  –  Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer & Professor. According to the annual report by the Chief Medical Officer, mental illness led to the loss of 70 million working days within the UK during 2013, making…