Goodbye, fat cats

Leaders must be physically fit to lead so their employees follow them, writes Kate Cook [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Obesity kills your business. It is a clear and present danger on both sides of the Atlantic. A study of 15,000 people in the US and UK found that overweight … Read more

Tell sick employees to go home

Sick colleagues showing up to work costs companies millions in lost productivity – not to mention the impact on the health of individuals and teams. Kirsten Levermore finds out what you can do to help even workaholics stay home We’ve all been there – the deadline you can’t miss rapidly approaching, the day’s pay you desperately … Read more

Executives on the brink

Unsupportive cultures and haphazard HR strategies are leading to unmanageable professional stress, finds Ben Laker [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] In high-flying finance jobs, depression is an epidemic. This was the terrifying conclusion from my latest study The Salesperson’s Secret Code, which suggests more than one-in-five employees face stress, depression or … Read more

How to make the most of a long weekend

Former neuroscientist and successful entrepreneur Keiron Sparrowhawk shares six tips for improving cognitive fitness and getting the rest you need over the long weekend Long weekends – what do you do with them? Many of us struggle with switching off from work at weekends, or treading that line between preparing for the next week and … Read more

A journey inside the human brain that will make you brighter

The mental health of you and your leaders is a powerful determinant of business success. This book helps you decode your most powerful – and most dangerous – tool, writes Ben Walker [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Imagine human beings were computers. Every time someone set us a task, we’d … Read more

Mental health issues are the key to a productive workforce

Recent study by Aviva reveals connection between absence and understanding of mental health issues. The mental health campaign was launched by Los Angeles Area Mental Health Treatment Center to determine the reasons for employee absence across the company and how mental health contributed to it. Sally Dillon, head of performance at insurer Aviva, spotted the … Read more

What’s this fish got to do with a good night’s sleep?

Research on tiny Himalayan species may hold key to escaping insomnia   A tiny tropical fish might hold the secret of a sleeplessness protein that could be ruining the lives of insomniacs. Scientists are using zebrafish – a freshwater species native to the Himalayas, Latin name Danio rerio – to test the effects of a … Read more