City of London

12 January, 2021

Board moves: M&G chair to take temporary leave of absence

The board of international savings and investments business M&G has announced that Mike Evans is taking a temporary...
Stressed employee at his desk

4 May, 2020

Poor mental health ‘associated with greater CEO turnover’

Mental health is frequently in the news, mostly in the context of efforts to help those who find themselves suffering. In corporates, however, researchers have found that some effort is also expended ...
businessman using mindfulness to improve staff mental health

25 November, 2019

Organisations are still falling short on staff mental health

Conversations around mental health provisions are more common than ever before. We’re increasingly told that stigma surrounding illness is breaking down and everyone from
Stressed employee at his desk

25 October, 2019

Feeling drained? Why leaders must learn to manage their energy

When I ran into Dirk, a banking CEO whom I had known for some time, I asked him why he looked so down. After a short silence, he responded with an avalanche of words. He had been feeling exhausted. At...

17 May, 2019

Why mental health is a board-level issue

This has been Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and where better to focus attention than on the workplace. Last week the World Economic Forum published an article on its website declaring: ...
executive stress, mental health

19 November, 2018

Managing mental health among executive high-fliers

In 2011, gripped with dealing with a bank still in a very parlous financial state, Lloyds Banking group chief executive Antonio Horta Osorio went days without sleep—his mind gripped with finding a s...