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Keep calm and carry on

People who stay calm and focused under stress are more respected and seen as people we can trust and rely on.

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Look on the bright side

Looking on the bright side doesn’t just make us feel better, it’s also associated with more effective coping, better physical health, living longer, increased social networks and closer relationships.

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The importance of hobbies

Hobbies help us explore ourselves and our talents, promote flow – where time flies as we’re fully immersed in a challenging absorbing activity -and help us build a sense of mastery and control.

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

Healthy social relationships result in measurable physical benefits like reduced stress, better healing, healthier behaviours and longer life. Helping someone else has been shown to be one of the quickest ways to increase your own happiness and wellbeing.

7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Purposefulness 7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Purposefulness

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Purposefulness

Today we’re talking about Purposefulness: a strong sense of purpose in life, a clear understanding of what matters to us and the determination to achieve it.

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Perspective

What sort of perspective on life gives us the greatest benefits? It turns out that viewing life through an optimistic lens makes a huge difference.

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Control

Building emotional control means finding ways to cope with your initial emotional reaction, to give your brain time to kick in so you can come up with helpful reactions.

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Connectedness

Connectedness is the fourth pillar of Positive Resilience, the science and practice of developing mastery over our ability to not just cope with disruption and challenges but thrive and reach our full potential for happiness and success.

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Growth

Today we’re moving on to the fifth of the peoplewise  7 Pillars of Positive Resilience, the science and practice of developing mastery over our ability to not just cope with disruption and challenges but thrive and reach our full potential for happiness and success. This fifth pillar is Growth.

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Coping

Coping is the sixth pillar of Positive Resilience, the science and practice of developing mastery over our ability to not just cope with disruption and challenges but thrive and reach our full potential for happiness and success.

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7 Pillars of Positive Resilience: Wellbeing

Wellbeing is the final one of peoplewise’s  7 Pillars of Positive Resilience, the science and practice of developing mastery over our ability to not just cope with disruption and challenges but thrive and reach our full potential for happiness and success.

PeopleWise wins competitive bid PeopleWise wins competitive bid

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PeopleWise wins competitive bid to deliver award-winning Executive Education

peoplewise is delighted to be selected to deliver our award-winning leadership programmes for the In-Career Education and Training (ICET) project following a competitive tender process.

Mindfulness: Yoga Warm Down to Boardroom Staple Mindfulness: Yoga Warm Down to Boardroom Staple

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Mindfulness: Yoga Warm Down to Boardroom Staple

Already a billion-dollar industry, mindfulness was seen as the pastime of yoga enthusiasts or spiritualists with little connection to organisational reality. No more.

Groupie love! Two things HR can encourage to develop your Positive Resilience in the workforce Groupie love! Two things HR can encourage to develop your Positive Resilience in the workforce

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Groupie love!

The hangover from stressful events or encounters at work can lead some people to isolate themselves. “Me time” to self-reflect is an important aspect of bouncing back stronger after a fall.

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Thriving through adversity

Many people grow and thrive after struggling with adversity. At peoplewise we wanted to know how they do this – what it takes to thrive, not just survive whatever life throws at us.

Get Connected to Build Your Organisation’s Resilience Get Connected to Build Your Organisation’s Resilience

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Get connected to build your organisation’s resilience

The future of work is here. The current global health pandemic has been a great leveller. Employees have been brought closer by common stressors and challenges.  Meanwhile, well-being and mental health have firmly seated themselves in lofty positions on board agendas.

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Is resilience training worth it?

HR and Learning and Development functions have always been hailed as critical in driving an organisation’s wellbeing agenda. Businesses are recognising that they do have a certain responsibility when it comes to their employee’s health and wellbeing at work.

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How to build your resilience in 10 minutes!

It may surprise you to know that respectable psychological research supports the idea that those of us who have experienced moderate levels of adversity or even trauma are likely to be more resilient than those who haven’t.

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4 reasons to write your new year resolutions down

January usually starts out with great enthusiasm but as the year goes on, we tend to slip back into bad habits or lose momentum. One way to combat this is by writing your goals down.

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Micro-break your way to better resilience!

Scheduling and taking strategic micro-breaks during your day can benefit you and your work. Research has shown breaks to have a positive relationship with productivity and well-being.

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Why you shouldn’t “write-off” 2020

For all of us, the beginning of 2020 saw an end to the ebb and flow of ‘normal’ life. By spring, we had witnessed waves of change across the globe, that we now know to be a seismic, fundamental transformation in the way we live our lives; personal and professional.

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The year in focus 2020: Reflections from the CEO

Reflecting Back and Looking Forward. No one could have foreseen that 10 months on, our planet would still be in the grips of a deadly pandemic. Throughout these challenging times, as part of my role as chair of two global corporate well-being councils, I have witnessed first-hand, extraordinary human efforts to support others and create advantage from adversity.

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The year in focus 2020: Reflections on Talent Assessment

2020 has proven to be an interesting year, which has challenged individuals and organisations to reconsider their talent priorities, across the globe. Two constant headlines since the beginning of 2020 appear to be the financial impact on organisations as well as the increase in unemployment due to Covid-19. To that end, it behoves peoplewiseto share some key insights in the talent assessment space.

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The year in focus 2020: Reflections on L&D

Leadership development, and the L&D function, has long been toying with virtual, digital and hybrid learning, yet it has taken the pandemic of 2020 to accelerate transformation within the industry.

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International day of the girl child amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

On October the 11th 2011, the UN declared International Day of the Girl Child to recognise girls’ rights and highlight the challenges that they face. The day draws attention to the fact that in many places around the world girls are disadvantaged based on their gender and age. The COVID-19 pandemic has further and disproportionately disadvantaged these members of society.

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World Mental Health Day 2020: Our tips to keeping well

In one way or another, our fundamental way of living has changed. It is now most critical to equally prioritize not only our physical but mental health.

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Would you trust a Business Coach without a Qualification?

As Bill Gates once said “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”

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Building Positive Resilience Blog

A global pharmaceutical had been struggling to meet certain compliance regulations. Although efforts had been made to address issues identified in audits, there was limited success in achieving the requirements.

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Cultural Integration Blog

The Caspian Sea Oil consortium, comprising 11 nationalities, 7 oil companies and 5 governments was failing to hit business targets due to a lack of shared vision, trust, tolerance for cultural and geographical diversity, and an inability to harness individual talent within a complex partnering relationship. 

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Executive Coaching Blog

A large government organisation requested help developing their senior level leaders, in order to maximise performance and strategic impact. To meet this need, peoplewise conducted several intensive individual executive coaching programmes. This example provides a deep dive into the experiences of one of the participants.