What working long hours does to your body and career

What Working Long Hours Does for Your Body and Your Career

So, you think working long hours is helping your career? Think again. When not well managed, with good stress recovery balance planned in, working exceptionally long hours can also be damaging to your health. Does working long hours make you more productive? You may think that working...

Protégé : Body & Mind MasterClass 4

The Heart Center The heart is a very common word, but what do we refer to when we talk about the heart? In our everyday life, when we say “heart”, we often refer to our feelings, our sincere and most precious feelings that we usually like...

Protégé : Body & Mind MasterClass 3

Your center Your center, your domain, your core, all refer to the area around your navel point, the abdomen or Manipura (3rd chakra). This is an area of great convergence of nerves and vital functions, such as digestion, purification, toxins metabolism and immunity. From a neural...

Leadership, social skills and vagus nerve

What is intelligence? Recent theories on successful leadership appraise social skills and emotional intelligence as essential traits that form a great leader....

Protégé : Body & Mind MasterClass 2

Equilibrium Around the spinal cord (shushumna nadi), yogis say we have two big nerve channels (nadis), ida and pingala. Ida begins and ends at the left side of the shushumna and is related to a cool, lunar, feminine energy. Pingala begins and ends at the right...

Mind your vagus nerve !

The autonomous nervous system, defined as the nerves that function independently of conscious will, has an accelerator (sympathetic) and a brake (parasympathetic) branch. Our vagus nerve is part of the brake branch and is also defined as the rest and digest system, promoting relaxation, restorative...

Protégé : Body & Mind MasterClass 1

Spine awareness Our spine is the main bone structure that holds the core of our body and through which information is conveyed between the brain and the periphery. The spinal cord (nervous tissue) passes through the vertebra as a continuation of the brain and together they...

High Performance Leadership: Interview with Prof. George Kohlrieser

In this informal interview, Prof. George Kohlrieser who is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour at IMD Business School in Lausanne shares some of his insights on High Performance Leadership:Q1: You have founded the High Performance Leadership Program at IMD Business School back in...

Leadership: managing your team’s energy

Leadership: is your team getting enough recovery? Our recent article introducing you to the Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment has shown that for anyone who would like to improve their stress/recovery balance, a first step is to know how their autonomous nervous system responds to daily activities during...

Improving sleep

Sleep is one of the best activities you can do to promote stress recovery time, to ensure you are more effective at work. Research has shown that a lack of sleep has a tremendous impact on wellbeing and health, and it also has a negative...