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Lessons about leadership from outrigger canoeing
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Lessons about leadership from outrigger canoeing

“Get your mind back in the boat” our steersman shouted as we pulled together out into the open ocean, and I refocus as she has requested but not for long. I can’t help it. There are so many teaming and […]

Source: kristinewoolsey.com

Who would have thought you could learn something about how to steer a company from a day on the water in San Diego Bay. 


1 Million employees a day miss work due to stress. Study shows mindfulness can reduce that.
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1 Million employees a day miss work due to stress. Study shows mindfulness can reduce that.

To help lower stress in the workplace, researchers conducted a study with staff members in a surgical intensive care unit. They found that a few simple on-the-job relaxation techniques cut stress levels by 40 percent and lowered the risk of burnout.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

On a per capita basis, stress represents the second highest cost to employers across all the chronic conditions. Obesity is the highest. Employers are losing a bundle here, but it can be controlled.


Virgin vs. Yahoo – Last week’s debate on workplace flexibility
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Virgin vs. Yahoo – Last week’s debate on workplace flexibility

Two years ago, Yahoo employees received a memo informing them of a new policy that meant anyone who worked from home would now be expected to relocate to the office. But has the policy worked and what difference has it made to the staff and the company?

Source: www.virgin.com

Branson's response: "I’ve worked from home since I was 22 and I’ve built a lot of companies and I’ve been able to spend time with my family, spend time with my kids. And the work stuff has worked out ok."


I love it! I'd like to bottle this guy.


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