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3 key steps & common barriers to successful leader-led wellbeing

In the wild, senior elephants work together to create an environment which protects the least experienced, younger members – minimising harm and allowing them to flourish. In many ways, the task of senior leaders is similar to the adult elephants’ role. The old idea about workplace wellbeing is that it was antithetical to business success – a fluffy, feelgood gesture…
Martine Beaumont
February 13, 2020
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When you’re so Overwhelmed, sometimes you just want to Quit.

Meet Jack, a creative genius and senior leader for one of Australia’s top media companies. He’s a valued employee, brand ambassador and all-round awesome guy. Jack is a father of two young kids; his oldest has behavioural issues and barely slept for the first five years of his life. Sleep deprivation can lead to many serious mental health issues and Jack and…
Camilla Thompson
February 13, 2020
Select Wellness | Articles - rest not sleepArticlesMartine

Why it’s rest – not sleep – you could be deprived of

When we ask our GLWS survey clients how they look after themselves, their responses tend to fall into three categories: sleep, exercise and nutrition. The least likely category to get a mention is rest, or ‘taking a break’. Our clients usually associate the word ‘rest’ with either sleep or some form of passive distraction such as a glass of wine,…
Martine Beaumont
February 13, 2020
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Tales from the Frontline of Executive Wellbeing

Are you an Overfunctioner? Sarah had all the attributes of a high functioning and valued executive - diligent, perfectionistic, goal oriented, responsible, reliable, energetic, a great communicator and an incredibly supportive manager to her team. It was no surprise to me that Sarah was Group Director of a thriving financial services company and seen by the CEO as his logical…
Martine Beaumont
February 13, 2020
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How might we be with an extra day up our sleeve each week?

Remember the headlines last year about the company in NZ operating on a 4-day week with record productivity? It seems to have really got people talking. HR folks, bosses and line managers alike have had their imaginations captured – and conversations are bubbling away in cities and boardrooms across Australia. Could there be something sweet in the air, besides the…
Select Wellness
February 13, 2020
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Best Productivity Secrets

We spend much of our lives at the office working diligently, slacking off, and talking about our weekend around the watercooler. Despite spending so much of our lives at work, there’s plenty about office life we don’t understand or would be surprised to learn.
Select Wellness
February 24, 2016
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The Business Rationale for Wellness

Working Towards Wellness: The Business Rationale a Report compiled in conjunction with Price Waterhouse Coopers Chronic disease is responsible for more than half of all deaths in the world and is projected to account for two-thirds of all deaths globally in the next 25 years. This progression of chronic disease is occurring despite the fact that these diseases are largely…
Select Wellness
December 28, 2019
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The Case for Mindfullness at Work

A research article on Harvard Business Review | Image by jennifer maravillas for hbr The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness by Shawn Achor & Michelle Gielan The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing…
Select Wellness
December 28, 2019