Green is the new black (Friday)

November 30, 2022

Shops are pushing sales, but the more mindful Green Friday movement is gathering steam.

Sustainability-focused businesses are now moving away from Black Friday and instead focusing on using their sustainability clout to encourage consumers to think of the environment, rather than their wallets, on the big sale day.
 
The Green Friday movement, as it’s now known, encourages more mindful shopping.
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The best ways to have a more sustainable Christmas

November 30, 2022

The most wonderful time of the year is often not very environmentally friendly, but there are heaps of ways to change that. Time Out gives some ideas that will ensure your Christmas celebrations do as little harm to our planet as possible. Your Christmas will be just as fun, minus the negative impact on the environment.

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Modern slavery is increasing – 1 in every 150 people are victims

November 30, 2022

Almost 50 million people, or one in every 150 worldwide, are in situations of modern slavery, according to the International Labour Organization.

Migrant workers are more than three times more likely to be in forced labour than non-migrant adult workers.

There were also 22 million people living in situations of forced marriage on any given day in 2021. This article/episode gives pointers on how we can end modern slavery.

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Seven ways to be generous this Christmas

November 30, 2022
This article from Mission Australia states that it’s commonly said that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. Practicing generosity isn’t only good for others, but can help you feel happier, more connected and fulfilled. Research has shown that giving to others can reduce stress and was found to even lower blood pressure.
Instead of making Christmas just about what gifts we want to receive, here are seven ways to make Christmas a little more meaningful with acts of kindness and demonstrations of generosity.
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Love stories for business: activating purpose through the power of story

November 30, 2022

For the past decade, there has been a profound shift happening in the way we lead and do business. From the growing B Corp and social enterprise movements to the non-profits borrowing a page out of the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ playbook, it is heartening to see organisations move away from an unsustainable and extractive model predicated on shareholder primacy and towards one that holds purpose at the centre and takes a more equitable approach to people, planet and profit.

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The importance of Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

November 15, 2022

In recent years, a large number of business owners and managers have started paying more attention to the concepts of diversity and inclusion, and not only because it is the right thing to do. Experienced executives know for a fact that a diverse and inclusive workplace also boosts the company’s profit and growth by supporting everything from productivity to sustainability.

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Kindness with James Rhee & Simon Sinek

November 15, 2022

For James Rhee, what started out as a six month project to help a company avoid liquidation turned into a seven year passion filled with new friends, compassion, and lots of goodwill. And the results were profound.  It turns out intangibles can be measured and kindness is good for business.

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Scientists cite need for more research on leadership development in adolescence

November 15, 2022

Period of rapid development in adolescence offers chance to cultivate, diversify leaders of tomorrow.

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We Need to Replace White Feminism With Inclusive Feminism

November 15, 2022

White feminism falls into the trap of being performative at times due to its narrow focus on gender alone.

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How to Be Kind—Always with a Key Fierce Kindness Tool: The Kindometer

November 15, 2022

This article looks more closely at one of the 4 Threads of Fierce Kindness: 3) Choose Kindness – Always.

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Gender Bias in the Workplace

November 1, 2022

Research reveals gender biased language and stereotypes are widespread in the workplace, as almost half (46%) of UK employees use gender biased terms like ‘guys’ at work. Women are also more than twice as likely to be asked to make tea or about their kids, than men. This article explores how to make positive change.

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Compassionate leadership: the best of both worlds

November 1, 2022

Leading with compassion can be challenging because managers feel pressure to build a supportive team culture while delivering on challenging business goals – but there are major benefits to this leadership style. This article explores how you can meet your business goals and inspire your team by leading with humanity.

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Are your neurodivergent employees invisible?

November 1, 2022

One scenario where you really need to be seen in order to progress is in the workplace. Yet many neurodivergent employees often find themselves facing all the problems of being invisible with none of the benefits. An inclusive workplace recognises that we are all different and make our contributions in different ways. This article explores a few small changes can make a big difference.

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Queer, young and a long way to go with Lara Husselbee

November 1, 2022
In this day and age, it is shocking to learn 75 percent of LGBTQ+ young people are being bullied, and 59.1 percent contemplate suicide as the answer to their problems.   
 
Lara Husselbee, Experience Designer, Board Director and co-President of Wear it Purple talks to Manisha Amin about the issues facing queer young people, what an Experience Design is and how it promotes inclusion, and what it means to be an ‘active’ ally.  
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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Kindness at Work

November 1, 2022

Organisations benefit from actively fostering kindness. In workplaces where acts of kindness become the norm, the spill over effects can multiply fast. When people receive an act of kindness, they pay it back, research shows — and not just to the same person, but often to someone entirely new. This leads to a culture of generosity in an organisation. In this article the authors outline more of the research-backed benefits of kindness, share their own research on how giving compliments boosts happiness, and offer practical tips for managers who want to promote kindness on their team.

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Talking About Burnout Is Still Taboo at Work

October 12, 2022

Burnout is on the rise: Google searches for the phrase “burnout symptoms” hit an all-time high in May 2022. To address this, the authors have designed a series of 18 questions, tied the six causes of burnout, that managers can use to spark a dialogue with their team. They also offer guidance on how to conduct the conversation.

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Successful Leaders Are Great Coaches

October 12, 2022

More and more executives are realizing that the successful leader must be a good coach. But what do good coaches do? The authors cover five areas: Care for your teammates, Organize them into their “sweet spot,” Align them around the organization’s purpose and values, Challenge them to reach their full potential, and Help them reach their goals. 

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Kindness fuels innovation

October 12, 2022

Kindness and belonging in a business are the fuel of innovation and come with guaranteed results. If you don’t believe me, ask Google.

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Caring Leadership in 2022: The importance of Leader self-care

September 21, 2022

A new study underscores the importance of ensuring leaders first care for themselves so that they can then better care for their team, especially when faced with the stresses and challenges of today’s workplace.

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Cadila Adopts Four-Dimensional Approach To Employee Wellbeing

September 21, 2022

Employee wellbeing is no longer an option but is becoming a priority for organisations, especially amid the ongoing talent crunch. Also with workplace 4.0, employee wellbeing should be the integral part of organisational values.

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