Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.
Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about workplace mental health.
“Though sleep is not something you typically do at work, work schedules and job stress affect sleep, and poor sleep can affect job performance and safety at work. Police officers, firefighters, truck drivers and healthcare workers are among those especially at risk for workplace fatigue.”
“Professor Alex Edmans on why being fit in business is more important than you might think”
“The most successful initiatives deliver employee well-being programmes as a strategic ‘product’, with four fundamental planning considerations.”
“When the personality you show the world doesn’t match your true self, it can sap the energy you would otherwise need to deal with technostress.”
“Bereavement leave won’t help grieving employees excel at work. Good leadership can.”
“Many companies are striving for at least some of that candor as they seek to increase awareness about mental illness and encourage more employees to seek treatment. Suicide rates nationally are climbing, workers’ stress and depression levels are rising, and addiction—especially to opioids—continues to bedevil employers. Such conditions are driving up health care costs at double the rate of illnesses overall, according to Aetna Behavioral Health.”
Every Monday, I do a blog post about business reading and business books. Follow this link to my post on “9 Books I Review Regularly.”