Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 1

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…

Top tips for a healthy Eid after a month of fasting

Eid Mubarak to all our Herculean friends and family! Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and in many homes, a fabulous feast filled with your favorite family recipes is prepared. Having too much food can leave you feeling bloated, gorged and can often result in that dreaded weight gain. Follow…

Why more than a third of Middle East employees can’t concentrate at work

The average office worker gets interrupted or distracted every three minutes. This interruption comes from colleagues, one of the 204 million emails sent per minute (which we check 30x every hour) or one of the eight windows open on your computer. All these distractions really make it difficult for all of us to be productive. According…

Programme Ambassadors Club 19, 20 & 21 June 2015

Hercules Trophy Belgium 2015: What was once the CxO pétanque has now grown into a radically restyled Ambassadors Club, where C-levels meet in style for a VIP treatment. The first gathering of the Ambassadors Club will be hosted by presenter Erika Van Tielen. The speakers at our event are: politician and entrepreneur Patricia Ceysens on…

Corporate wellbeing is not a band-aid

Have you noticed it? There’s definitely a new, positive trend in the field of Human Resources: Companies are taking employee wellbeing more seriously since some time now. It’s good to see that a lot of organisations are trying to figure out the right solution to combat rising health issues. So far the good news. The sad…

The elements of wellbeing (and the difference with wellness)

A lot of people seem to use both words as synonyms, but don’t actually realise that there’s a difference. Wellbeing refers to a more holistic whole-of-life experience, whereas wellness refers just to physical health and fitness. Allan Watkinson, engagement manager of Gallup Consulting, reviewed the results of a major global study into wellbeing, which recorded people’s…

Belgium: Last days for Early Bird Booking 2015

Whether you like it or not, employees deserve to be treated well. 2015 will tell the difference between happy and unhappy organisations and eventually: between success and mediocrity. One of the best ways to value your employees, is to invest in teamwork, emotional bonding and wellbeing. These 3 elements are exactly what Hercules Trophy is…

6 final Herculean labours US

On October 10th, +300 business people will compete each other at Liberty State Park in 12 challenges that are accessible to all fitness levels. Gokarting, Sabre, Nascar tire change, Highland games, Trikke race and Truck pulling were already announced. The final 6 are: Human Catapult Sbyke Pétanque Giant Kubb Disc Golf Brain Labour “Our goal…

How Campbell’s Soup’s former CEO turned the company around

WHEN DOUGLAS CONANT CAME ON THE SCENE, CAMPBELL’S MARKET VALUE AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WERE A MESS. HERE’S HOW HE GOT THINGS BACK ON TRACK. BY RODGER DEAN DUNCAN When Douglas Conant took over as the president and CEO of Campbell’s Soup in 2001, the company’s stock was falling steeply. Of all the major food companies…

Happy People make Happy Employees

In this phase of the post-industrial society it is generally acknowledged that we spend more time at work than ever and that we will have to work longer than originally assumed. The prevalence of burnout among employees is at alarming level. These given facts force companies both large and small to ensure that employee happiness…