Archive for the ‘Personal Effectiveness’ category

Stigma and mental health in the workplace

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October 9th, 2019

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“Crazy”, “stupid”, “dangerous” are some of the words that Singaporean teenagers thought of when asked about mental illness (report here), showing there is much to do with stigma and mental health. In the same report, 46.2% of respondents, who were aged between 14 and 18, also said they would be “very embarrassed” if they were […]

The Workplace Joy Gap

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October 8th, 2019

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Having health work relationships are important for our mental health and resilience. Healthy relationships regularly produce joy, and joy produces healthy relationships. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary definition, Joy is the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires. Joy helps us have a more positive outlook […]

Three benefits to wellbeing we gain from social connections:

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October 7th, 2019

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As a business leader have you considered the importance of the role of friendship in your organisation? In the run up to World Mental Health Day I hope this blog will encourage you to think about how your culture and work practices support the formation of social connections.  I also offer some practical tips to empower managers to […]

Fancy a coffee? Why taking an hour out on World Mental Health Day is a good idea.

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October 4th, 2019

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In 1993, the American psychologist James Hillman published a book called “We’ve had a hundred years of psychotherapy and the world’s getting worse”.   In our Management Agenda 2019 survey of 760 managers in the UK and Ireland, almost three-quarters agreed that work-related mental health and well-being issues are on the increase.  Yet only 40% of […]

Dare to Lead, by Brené Brown – Review by Roffey Park Learning Resource Centre.

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March 25th, 2019

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What is all the fuss about Brené Brown? Ever since someone asked for one of her leadership titles to be bought for our Learning Resource Centre at Roffey Park, I have noticed her name seems to be cropping up everywhere in the field of organisation development and leadership. Bookshops have her titles on bestseller displays, […]