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Help Professionals Develop a Positive Mindset

According to Stanford University research, the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day - and 80% of them are negative ruminations about the past and the future. Learn science-based skills and techniques to train a positive mindset as your default mode. Takeaways:...
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Introducing Rethink: Addressing Employee Parent Stress Before The Post-Pandemic Return

As employers turn their focus to reopening workplaces amid promising news about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for managers and HR leaders to remember the additional stresses and challenges faced by their employees who have children at home. The pandemic has brought...
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Managing Stress & Anxiety in a Chaotic World

Mindfulness, emotional intelligence and resilience are the "must-have skills" for modern professionals - yet many are too stressed to know where to start. Learn practical, actionable techniques to reduce stress, increase resilience and improve their own wellbeing....
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Understanding 5 Blockers That Keep Us Stuck in the Past

Many of us have difficulty letting go of the past and moving on with our lives. For some of us, it can feel downright impossible, and it can have serious consequences to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Attachment to the past is such an ingrained...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 5 of 5: What A More Mindful Economy Might Look Like?

In response to Jeffrey Sachs’ call for ‘an improved and updated economic anthropology’, we conclude this series of articles by focussing on capacities based on human awareness - and thereby pointing to a more human-centered (and, perhaps, less ‘algorithmic’) picture of the...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 4 of 5: Is Pure Growth The Right Economic Objective?

Any forward-looking economic strategy must be clearly framed within our current environmental context; indeed, it should take the reality of our environmental situation as a primary consideration. The issue is urgent: even if we achieve a moderate reduction in carbon...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 3 of 5: The Need For Adaptability And Empathy In The Face Of New Technologies

The attentional, cognitive and social capabilities that mindfulness training can help individuals cultivate could be especially valuable in the context of the coming decades of disruption. Klaus Schwab, Head of the World Economic Forum, refers to the impending wave of...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 2 of 5: How Could Mindfulness Boost Human Capital, Productivity And Adaptability?

The rate of productivity growth in the economy relies on innovation and, in particular, on human capital – the skills and motivation of individuals in the workforce. The world’s total stock of human capital is estimated to be more than twice that of physical capital and the...
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Mindfulness And The 21st Century Economy, Part 1of 5: Building An Economy Around Our Human Capacities

At a lecture at the London School of Economics in 2017, Jeffrey Sachs called for the economics discipline to provide better answers to urgent challenges relating to human flourishing and environmental sustainability. Yet in order to do so, he argued, it will be necessary to...
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