Insights: well-being

How to Find Your ‘True North’ in an Increasingly Chaotic World

“I’ve been on a fast track most of my life—great schools, top companies. And I’ve done well. But I’m not happy. Covid and the state of the world have made me question everything. Should I make a big change? Is my work meaningful enough?”

The constant volitility around us, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have made feelings like these almost universal. They can be unsettling, even scary: they signal that change is coming. And change is hard.

Actually Getting the Exercise You Need

We all know that exercise is good for us. But did you know that exercise makes you a better leader?The benefits of regular exercise are clear, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases, higher levels of energy, and a better mood. These benefits in turn have positive effects in the workplace—a link that’s increasingly the focus of research.

Improve Your Positive Thinking

The field of positive psychology focuses on what helps people be happy, rather than studying problems and dysfunction. Much has been learned in recent decades about what actually drives positive emotions. Cultivating positive emotions is crucial for your well being and your leadership.

The Essentials of Good Sleep

Getting the sleep you need is critical for good leadership. Working towards a good night’s sleep makes sense. To improve your sleep, start with a plan.

Making Time for Fun and Play

Fun, play, and recreation are especially important, and we need some fresh ideas. Here are a few we like.

Creating the Social Support You Need

Meaningful friendships. A more personal connection with colleagues. A sense of community. Oh, how you would love to have these things. But you’re so busy and friendship seems so much more elusive than it once did.

Mastering the Art of Recovery

Most of us are struggling to be productive. The reasons are obvious—Zoom fatigue, simultaneous work and parenting, social isolation, increased anxiety, and all the other pandemic-related stressors.