Last year, a new initiative trended at #4 on Twitter, generating 325 pieces of broadcast and print coverage and achieving more than 11 million views online alone. It’s a huge achievement for any launch, made all the more remarkable because its central issue typically struggles to reach the public consciousness.
As we’ve previously mentioned, building a workplace with good mental health (of staff and leadership alike) is a key priority for raising morale, productivity and creativity all round. But how can a time-pressed business leader make this happen?
Stress and pressure are all part and parcel of being a leader. But it’s not difficult for the day-to-day pressures of leadership to become overwhelming. Looking after your own mental health first and foremost will leave you in the best shape to continue to give your all to your business and employees. And as we argued earlier in this series, being honest about the impact stress can have on your health and wellbeing is actually good leadership.
We’ve talked a lot about the Vistage Chair role on our blog recently, from why we need you to get involved to reasons to choose the role to what Vistage Chairs actually do. Plenty of useful advice, we hope, that will help you to decide whether the role is right for you as you pare back or completely relinquish your existing leadership responsibilities.
Building a workplace with good mental health – of staff and leadership alike – as a key priority raises morale, productivity, creativity, and ultimately your bottom line.
Life at the top can be lonely. It’s definitely stressful.
You may have been at the helm of a business (or several) for what feels like a lifetime. But think back to when you first started out in your career. You might have been young and inexperienced, venturing into these choppy waters with an open mind, ready to embrace new challenges and learn the ropes.
Stepping down from a position as a company leader can come with mixed emotions. The thought of enjoying free time with fewer responsibilities may be relished by some - but others may find the change of pace more than a little underwhelming.
For many business leaders, retirement is a daunting prospect. After spending so many years working flat out to keep – or indeed make – a business successful, stereotypical retirement pastimes like golf or sailing for days on end may not hold much appeal.
What is innovation? While its definition has always remained the same, what it means in terms of business success has changed significantly over the past decade.