6 Dangers For The Psyche of Senior and Executive Managers

  Did you know that  senior and executive managers suffer from mental problems caused by capacity overload more often than any other professions? How come some are able to handle pressure while others don’t? German Professor Dr. Andreas Zimber researches in the field of mental health at work and heads the department of personal development at the Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany. He investigated the risk factors and…

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How To Make Sure That Holidays Work

While vacations are considered a source of happiness and recreation, they can also be a source of stress. Stress because work issues follow you wherever you go as well as transitory stress due to a hectic lead up to the holidays and uneasiness because of the catch up period once having returned to office. Now Why Is That? Well, there are a number of circumstances that cause this type of…

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Digital Detox – What Being Unplugged Can Mean

  While I did some investigations for my Digital Detox presentation at the wellness@work conference in Sydney in April this year, I came across an article in the magazine NewPhilosopher (issue #11) that informed about an experiment that – so I believe – needs to be shared with others as much as possible. What The Data Says I had already collected enough data to confirm what I expected: Today’s electronic…

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Corporate Mindfulness

Let’s start with what busy people often like to know first in order not to waste time: What’s in it for me or my business? Can you prove it? Mindfulness exercises act as health prevention by reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and cortisone levels, and by improving the immune system. Further results are: Improved communication as well as increased self-awareness and creativity levels. Since science took notice of this Buddhist…

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Different Leadership – The Synaptic Circle

Louise:  What is the Synaptic Circle? miamo:  This is a management model. Amy Brann, a British international trainer and coach, uses latest neuroscience for her work. She explains her neuro-leadership model in parts in her book “Make your brain work”. What I find most useful are the seven C’s: Confidence, certainty, culture, celebration, control, connection and contribution.   Louise:  What are these? Skills, values, corner stones? miamo:  All of the…

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Is Burnout An Illness Or A Phenomenon

You probably have heard about Burnout before. In today’s interview we hear more about it.   Louis: Burnout is an often used phrase. Some say it is caused by an achievement-oriented society. Medical practitioners and clinics have specialized in this area. So what is burnout actually? miamo: Burnout is not an official term or diagnosis in the field of mental illness. It is a term that first was used to…

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Different Leadership Styles Make Better Leaders

This is a short “virtual” interview between Louise, an interested corporate guy and the miamo retreat hosts.   Louise: What is meant by new leadership style? miamo: I am careful with the term “new”. Looking at what some of the great philosophers said thousands of years ago, I am not so sure whether we really have so much new thinking to offer. So I prefer to use the word “different”.…

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Happiness vs Work

Do you think Happiness and Work go together? Or are they opposites?   Louis: There is so much talk about happiness these days. Guides to happiness are everywhere. How about happiness in the world of business and work? What is exactly is happiness and what is it that makes us happy? miamo: It might sound inconvenient but happiness is not a goal of evolution. Survival is; happiness is not. We…

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Meaning Is The New Requirement

Today’s interview is all about Meaning in Work.   Louis: You recently mentioned that meaning is the new goal. What do you mean by that? Aren’t people just wanting to make enough money? Miamo: I see 3 main developments that lead to the search for meaning: To stay on top the Western Nations must focus on innovation, research and development, high tech solutions. This needs well and highly educated, motivated…

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