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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...

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...

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...

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Stress Recovery Balance

Find the balance between activity and rest Achieving stress recovery balance requires you to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to allow the sympathetic nervous system to step back for a while. But how can it be achieved? Here are some tips and tricks to help you...

Stress Recovery Balance – Senior Management

Stress is an important factor in the work place to make sure that tasks get completed. Yet stress that is not supported by stress recovery balance is damaging. What the Senior Manager should do? It can be a difficult task to make sure that the need for...

When work-life balance leads to burnout

For many years now the subject of work-life balance has garnered much attention. The theory goes that we should all seek an excellent work life balance, making sure that we do not work too much, and that we also spend time with friends and family...

Managing the stress recovery balance

Managing The Stress Recovery Balance

Stress is a word that has got a bad name for itself, but not all stress is bad stress. Some believe the workplace should be a stress-free place and they wish to eliminate stress altogether, but companies free of any stress at all may not...