Measure the ROI of wellbeing

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION The transformation of Barcelona shows why leaders should rethink how they assess wellbeing at work. Steven P MacGregor explains There are many dates in Barcelona’s history that, given their significance, have a clear sense of a before and after. 17 October 1986 is surely one of the most important. This … Read more

The UK’s 2019 Top Employers to work for, revealed

2019’s Top UK Employers are revealed at gala dinner in London’s Hilton on Park Lane The global authority on certifying excellence in employee conditions, the Top Employers Institute, has released its list of the UK’s Top Employers to work for in 2019. Assessing participants through a global HR Best Practices Survey, the Top Employers Institute … Read more

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

Goodbye, Houdini

Executives must wriggle free of management escapism and try leading instead, says Joe DiVanna [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] Senior executives are routinely caught in the profits-this-quarter trap. Majority shareholders typically get our attention, and our bonuses are often tied to performance metrics that reflect the philosophy of these shareholders: … 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

Bad day at work? You’re not alone…

A survey from OnePoll of 2,000 UK working adults has uncovered the top 10 things that make people “lose their cool” in the workplace  The survey, carried out on behalf of Monarch has examined elements of “niceness” in 2,000 UK working adults. One major conclusion was that being a “nice” person leaves you feeling happier and … Read more

Executives on the brink

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Unsupportive cultures and haphazard HR strategies are leading to unmanageable professional stress, finds Ben Laker 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 anxiety. Why is this … 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

Silencing the mind in one guaranteed step

Ever tried to fall asleep but can’t stop thinking of tomorrow’s tasks, or found it hard to focus on a meeting when you have a multitude of things to do? The reason you can’t get a moment’s peace is down to of a part of your brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. This part of your … Read more