This article from Entrepreneur Asia Pacific – “These 8 Companies Know the Impact of Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace” – details various approaches to tackling mental illness in the workplace with a great example from EY and their implementation of their “r u ok?” program.
Read the full article here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/294143
This article – Losing Wealth, Health and Life: how financial loss can have catastrophic effects – elaborates how people in financial debt experience elevates rates of depression and anxiety.
Read the full article here: http://theconversation.com/losing-wealth-health-and-life-how-financial-loss-can-have-catastrophic-effects-93639
This document – Positive mental health and wellbeing: connecting individual, social and global levels of wellbeing – explains how there is a powerful relationship between mental health and wellbeing. Positive mental health often reflects satisfaction with life, overall happiness and good mental functioning. Mental health is the most essential part of being able to flourish yourself and focus on individual wellbeing.
Read the full document here: https://www.mheducation.co.uk/openup/chapters/9780335244898.pdf
This article – Is Your Ego Becoming a Liability? – discusses how it certainly takes a particular degree of ego and self-confidence to endeavour in ones own idea’s of success, but once you reach a certain level of success, ego can become a problem to the extent of limiting growth. Often managers that insist to put the last word in for every decision, limits other employee’s from taking ownership in their own ideas that then hinders confidence and individual growth, which consequentially effects the overall growth of the company.
Check the full article here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207642
MailChimp was Inc.’s 2017 company of the year. This article provides evidence of how success requires patience. It has taken 17 years for CEO, Ben Chestnut, and his team to get where they are today. A company who used to fight for survival, to now growing at an average rate of $120 million every year. Chestnut admits he went through pain trying to get the business past the survival stage, even mentions he forgot what his own hobbies were. Now that the business is in a secure position, he feels more relaxed and is taking the time to rediscover his old hobbies.
Check the full article here: https://www.inc.com/magazine/201802/mailchimp-company-of-the-year-2017.html
This article, Lessons from Successful Entrepreneurs That Failed First, backs up our point in our previous post, success can bring failure first:
“as you face your own entrepreneur journeys, it is necessary to understand that not every good idea comes to action instantaneously, rather following the path of patience and perseverance” – Milton Hershey.
“Trust in yourself and take the time to perfect yourself – important to listen to others, and important to listen to yourself and your instincts” – Henry Ford.
“Knowing what you want, learning from mistakes and not taking criticism to heart in order to set your self on the path to success – Walt Disney.
Read the full article here: https://smartbusinesshacks.com/entrepreneurs-that-failed/
This article – The Importance of Failure – conveys how it is important to understand that success does not come easily or quickly. The challenges success can bring along side it, can mean taking a few times to get it right. This article recognises that failure steers us towards the most valuable lessons and has the ability to strengthen the knowledge of entrepreneurs to find better ways to produce ideas and concepts.
Check the full article here: https://fee.org/articles/the-importance-of-failure/
A great article – “Why Most Leaders Need To Shut Up And Listen” – explains that the best leaders are intuitive listeners – recognising the wisdom of others by listening. When people choose not listen to others, it is often because they are blinded by their ego’s and believe that they will not benefit or learn from what someone else has to say. Listening is a key skill in being able to show your willingness to learn and grow.
Read the full article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/02/09/why-most-leaders-need-to-shut-up-listen/#10ecdd7c6ef9