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Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program: a Failure?

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program: a Failure? | Resilience | Scoop.it
I am not going to lie: the news in USA Today regarding the outcome of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program is a disappointment to me. 287 Million dollars had been invested...
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Sadly, this is entirely consistent with the findings of a recent Gallup study which found that most corporate wellbeing programmes don't work.

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What Your Workplace Wellness Programs Are Missing

What Your Workplace Wellness Programs Are Missing | Resilience | Scoop.it
Promoting physical wellness in your workforce is great, but not sufficient. Here's how companies can benefit from taking a holistic approach to their employees' well-being.
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Some good points on resilience (that support the approach I take in my resilience workshops). There are several dimensions that we need to consider and it is really important, although sometimes difficult, to lead by example!

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HR and public service - passion, pain and politics: Drive and Determination (or 10 Top Tips x 3)

HR and public service - passion, pain and politics: Drive and Determination (or 10 Top Tips x 3) | Resilience | Scoop.it
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Some good, practical tips on resilience.

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Are you working too hard?

Are you working too hard? | Resilience | Scoop.it
hat the ongoing optimal work week was 40 hours a week. Working 60 hours a week would initially give 60 hours worth of results but quite quickly that person would then be working 60 hours a week and would be less productive than if they worked 40 hours. The message was that 40 hours a week was just fine, although it was ok to work a lot harder for a very short period of time. Developing Personal Resilience
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James Surowiecki: The Costs of Working Too Much

James Surowiecki: The Costs of Working Too Much | Resilience | Scoop.it
Overwork has become a credential of prosperity. And yet the perplexing thing about the cult of overwork is that, as we’ve known for a while, long hours diminish both productivity and quality.
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Interesting points in The New Yorker about 'the cult of overwork' and how it damages productivity. The article seems to place a lot of blame on organisational leadership and culture, but I'd like to balance that by pointing out that some people can be more susceptible to this than others!

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Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business

Ellen Langer on the Value of Mindfulness in Business | Resilience | Scoop.it
A pioneer in mindfulness research says that companies can promote innovation and their own rejuvenation by setting the right context.
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A really interesting article, challenging a seemingly popular misconception that mindfulness = meditation. Rather, mindfulness is a post-meditative state. Also makes good points about how we invest our attention.

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What do you do when there's just too much work? | The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

What do you do when there's just too much work? | The Chief Happiness Officer Blog | Resilience | Scoop.it
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Changing our perspective can be a powerful component of resilience and can help us to avoid becoming overwhelmed.

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Emotional resilience: it's the armour you need for modern life - Telegraph

Emotional resilience: it's the armour you need for modern life - Telegraph | Resilience | Scoop.it
The latest self-improvement technique is finding favour with everyone from anxious adolescents to stressed executives
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As I know through my work, resilience is something that can be developed.

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Sometimes

Sometimes | Resilience | Scoop.it
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they ...
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On taking a deep breath and keeping your perspective!

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