The Power of Hospitality to Advance Wellbeing

The Power of Hospitality to Advance Wellbeing

When your organization markets wellness to consumers yet doesn’t walk the wellbeing talk, they notice a big gap in your integrity. In the July edition of the Hotel Business Review: Focus, Wisdom Works CEO Renee Moorefield talks about the power of hospitality organizations to advance wellbeing inside and out. As she says, “Few industries are […]

An Exploration About Thriving (And Other Questions Fueling the Conscious Evolution of Leadership)

An Exploration About Thriving (And Other Questions Fueling the Conscious Evolution of Leadership)

What does it mean to thrive? And why is a proactive focus on thriving critical given the complexities we face, individually and collectively? How can we make human thriving central to our organizations—where people leave work more well, more whole, and more capable then when they came? How can our organizations—by virtue of existing—be an […]

10 Shifts Fueling A New ‘Thrive’ Revolution At Work

10 Shifts Fueling A New ‘Thrive’ Revolution At Work

Renee Moorefield, Wisdom Works’ CEO and the Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness at Work Initiative Chair, released a new report on emerging trends in wellness at work. The future: moving far beyond the old “wellness program”—with companies now finally focusing on helping people thrive. Moorefield identified ten key shifts underway, including: A powerful focus on mental […]

Time for Leaders to Take the Hippocratic Oath?

Time for Leaders to Take the Hippocratic Oath?

True leadership “appreciates and invites the potential for every single person in the group—the corporation, the business, the hospital, the government, the planet—to come to the fore in their fullness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Upsurges in conflict, increasing alarms about water and our planet’s other natural resources, entrenched inequalities, data breaches and a rising distrust in […]

Can Wellbeing Drive Value for Business and Society? YES, Says VTT Exec Sari Ek-Petroff.

Can Wellbeing Drive Value for Business and Society? YES, Says VTT Exec Sari Ek-Petroff.

Effective companies today strive to create an integrated strategy for advancing wellbeing at work. Few have cracked the code, however, on building a wellbeing strategy that benefits individual employees, team and organization performance, customers, and societies all at once. So, it was a delight to interview Sari Ek-Petroff, an executive committed to this high standard […]

Is It Time for Gender Equity? YES, says Mim Senft, Executive Director of Global Women for Wellbeing

Is It Time for Gender Equity? YES, says Mim Senft, Executive Director of Global Women for Wellbeing

For me, it is a gift to support leaders in organizations around the world to ask the big questions: Why do we exist? What do we stand for? How can we unleash the potential of all people for positive impact? Over the past thirty years, I’ve witnessed a growing global movement of leaders who strive […]

Don’t Wait Until Later—Thriving Is Your Best Strategy. Explore 5 Ways to Begin Now

Don’t Wait Until Later—Thriving Is Your Best Strategy. Explore 5 Ways to Begin Now

The revolution to thrive is at hand. I know no one who is immune to our always-on world. Most people feel like they’re barely keeping up, or worse, anguishing under the burden of its complexity. As a leader, friend, wife, and citizen who cares about the welfare of our world, I take our suffering seriously. […]

The First Principle of Wellbeing at Work: Is This Workplace Safe?

The First Principle of Wellbeing at Work: Is This Workplace Safe?

My first job at a global company was almost thirty years ago. Looking back on that time, I feel deeply indebted for the exposure I gained so early in my career—training in ethics and diversity, experiences with extraordinary teams, relationships with people from cultures across the world. I grew as a leader and human being […]

Ready to Build an Authentic Culture of Wellbeing? These 3 Tools Can Help

Ready to Build an Authentic Culture of Wellbeing? These 3 Tools Can Help

“Wellness at work is the right to work in a manner that is healthy, motivating, and edifying. Everyone—workers, managers, and business owners—should endeavor to work in a way that improves our own wellness and the wellbeing of others.”- The Future of Wellness at Work, a 2016 report by the Global Wellness Institute Work can feel […]

Three Illusions That May Prevent Your Deepest Wellbeing

Three Illusions That May Prevent Your Deepest Wellbeing

Yesterday, one of my dearest friends sent me David Whyte’s recent TED Talk. Like you, I get too many emails to count, but for some reason, this one called me to listen. Decades ago, my employer used Whyte as part of our executive development programs. I found him to have a remarkable gift for using […]