Woman laughing

31 July, 2020

Real deal: the advantages of being (seen as) authentic at work

Authenticity is when one’s self-expression is in alignment with one’s internal sense of self. During our formative years, we learn to create different, compartmentalised versions of ourselves t...
Stressed CEO facing Covid-19 crisis

30 June, 2020

Leading in a crisis: Covid-era CEOs are ‘keen, tough or edgy’

What preoccupies CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic? What challenges do they face? How do they deal with those challenges? What are the
a plant grows in dry, cracked earth

4 June, 2020

How to grow your resilience at a time of uncertainty

“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.” —Michel de Montaigne When confronted with a situation weighed with anxiety and ambiguity, like a pandem...
stressed CEO at his desk, mental health

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 CEO at his desk, mental health

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...

1 May, 2016

Prioritising mental health

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