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MWC member Francisca Paisana from Roche UK has been nominated as a finalist for an Award for Regulatory Excellence under the Inspiration category. This category celebrates mentors offering regulatory leadership and motivation to colleagues. TOPRA said of Francisca, ‘A trailblazer…Francisca links her day-to-day work with the big picture, always keeps patients in the forefront, and […]
Working in the UK Government in senior leadership, I had seen first-hand the impact stress can have on my own productivity and the wellbeing as well as those around me. I discovered mindfulness in 2012, and like many found it transformative and, also like many, kept it to himself for fear of being thought weird. […]
Image by Marcus Winkler (Unspash.com) ABSTRACT: No systematic review had previously been conducted examining the benefits mindfulness or meditation interventions for leaders and managers. However, the literature suggested that such interventions would have a positive impact on leaders’ own well-being, their leadership capability, their “post-conventional” leadership capacity, and their direct reports. The purpose of this […]
Image by Jacob Madsen (Unsplash) There is evidence from military settings and other high-pressure, safety-critical environments that mindfulness helps to reduce stress and enhance attention. In this article, Martin Summerfield explores mindfulness in the nuclear sector. Key points addressed:- Mindfulness is effective in reducing stress, anxiety and burnout. ƒ Mindfulness provides such benefits without compromising […]
Image by Aron Visuals (Unsplash) Humanity’s future may depend upon strengthening our agency. Multiple interconnected crises call for skilful response on a global scale – but our capacity for intentional action in our collective best interest is underdeveloped and increasingly undermined. This discussion paper opens a dialogue on the contribution of evidence-based mindfulness training to individual and collective agency. Beyond […]
Technology has superseded what many of us dreamed possible – machines are augmenting human capabilities, and as DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis observes as we start the new decade, “really this is just the beginning”. The 21st century workplace requires transformed and transformative leadership skills and capabilities. According to BP’s CIO of Energy Trading Ayman Assaf, […]
There has been much helpful discussion of the importance of taking care of our mental health in these uncertain and unusual times. I suggest a parallel here with falling asleep. You probably have some experience of trying to fall asleep, but not being able to. As you become more aware of your effort, it often […]