Emotional resilience

12 months of 2021: May

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Resilience needs leaders who put their own oxygen masks on first

The go-to panacea for many leaders in times of uncertainty is to do more. When the going gets tough, we put more hours in. It’s no accident that we are now facing an epidemic of fatigue across a...

How to tackle languishing - the dominant emotion of 2021

The term ‘languishing’ was coined by American sociologist Corey Keyes, who was struck that many people who weren’t depressed also weren’t thriving. The term came to wider attention when the New York...

How HR can shape the next normal?

The last year has been like no other for HR professionals – digesting and understanding new legislation, making workplaces COVID-19 safe, dealing with sensitive issues such as pay cuts – and in many...

Susan David: Beware toxic positivity

Forcing positivity can create more harm than good in society and within workplaces, according to psychologist and author Susan David