There's a physiological reason for this stress. There's a pleasure/pain war going on, partly exacerbated by modern technology. When we get messages and responses to our interactions, our brains reward us with lots of boosts of the pleasure hormone dopamine. Seeking these out often feels more rewarding than concentrating on a superficially dull task.
Cognitive diversity means valuing ways of thinking outside of an apparent normal. It means supporting and keeping people through periods of illness, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because a homogenous workforce creates a vulnerable culture and set of capabilities. To promote cognitive diversity, leaders should consider the following:
Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.
And so, as our world rocks, my friend will choose whether he will return from Rwanda, and my Latin American friends will ask what I'm doing in my neighbourhood, and my Russian and Asian acquaintances will maybe wonder what all the fuss is about. And hopefully, perhaps a few of these insights from around the world will help some of us in Britain, as we search for answers, work out how we go about rebuilding.
Cultural holidays. For some, the phrase raises the image of trailing around an ancient city in 30 degree plus heat, sweating profusely and desperate for a glass of water. For others, it's hours spent idling over a single Goya and eating ice cream on sun-baked pavements.
It is 2017, a new year and a new you ... or so you have told yourself. The chances are you have already tried and failed at your New Year's resolution by now. Cancel that gym membership, it's just going to waste.
I like to think he's watching when I begin that beautiful song in Lazarus onstage. My mind always goes back to that magical moment in the rehearsal room - that was my moment with the Star Man... David Bowie.
In my role as Leader of PwC UK Financial Services People and Organisation, and Co-Leader of Conduct and Culture, I've been thinking a lot about Conduc...
The fact that the only candidate rejected for the Channel 4 board was a black woman (the other four candidates were white men) has sparked outrage acr...
Acknowledging the design of the Christmas jumper creates a shared experience of festive consumerism, allowing the jumper to supersede the material and enter the intangible and quasi-sanctified realm of celebration. This new hyperreality is a joyous state that plain knitwear is simply incapable of rendering.
With the rise of budget airlines and more affordable air travel prices, you can now go anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, despite its many positives this 'travel globalisation' has created its own problems.
I sometimes fool myself into believing that I am a prototypical refugee; if there is any such thing. More than two thirds of my life, I have happened ...
I started travelling properly when I was about 18 and was never able to stop, people would always tell me to settle down, stay still, stay in a job, stay HERE, but I didn't want to. I still had my call to adventure, I still needed to go out there and find what it was I wanted to do, what my purpose was
Everyone loves to be acknowledged and validated - theories of psychological development show that this is how children assimilate a sense of self and develop into healthy, socially-functioning adults.
It is sometimes hard to judge what counts as positive, educated influence, and what strays into the territory of appropriation, but it is an extremely important distinction to make.
In truth, there were lines we weren't allowed to cross, not so much because The Star had any particular moral compass or even because the powers-that-be were afraid of getting sued. It was more a matter of sales: there were certain stories people simply didn't want to read.