Category: Mindfulness

11 Min.

Busting four myths around leadership and performance management

Leadership is becoming increasingly complex and multifaceted and has been the subject of extensive study and discussion throughout history. As society evolves and organizations adapt to ever-changing dynamics, so too do the expectations and myths surrounding leadership performance. In the realm of leadership, myths often emerge, perpetuating misconceptions about what it takes to be an […]

17 Min.

Busting five myths about individual workplace performance

Many businesses are once again focusing narrowly on profit and efficiency. As we highlighted in our previous blog post, the increased focus on workplace wellbeing and care during the pandemic has been sadly short lived. Once again, we’re seeing a shift towards a performance culture, at the expense of care for employees, as bosses force their […]

19 Min.

Performance and Care: CAREFORMANCE

Can businesses focus on performance and care, for staff wellbeing, at the same time? The business world has become addicted to performance. Over the last 30 years, thought leaders, authors, researchers, and organisations have emphasized the role of a performance-oriented culture as a vital factor for business success. Leading management thinkers such as Peter Drucker, […]

18 Min.

Resilience Competence Clusters

This article was first published 5th June 23 on the global media site Make a Difference. Which resilience competencies do you have? Three resilience clusters to know about We all experience challenges at work. Your work is criticised in front of others. Your initiative is thwarted. You’ve made a mistake and a customer points it […]

17 Min.

Mindfulness and resilience

Using Mindfulness to Build Resilience The building blocks of WE-silience In our previous blog post, we outlined some of the key steps needed to move from individual resilience to organisation-wide resilience, or WE-silience as we call it. It’s worth restating them here, before looking at the role mindfulness can play in building resilience. Clearly, there’s […]

18 Min.

Leadership resilience

Leading for WE-silience Resilience is on the radar Leaders are increasingly aware of the importance of resilience for their staff and organisations. Sustainable performance, wellbeing, and resilience often come high on the list of priorities in leadership surveys. They wish to build human-centric, organisation-wide resilience (WE-silience). But leaders often fail to put this idea into […]

19 Min.

Understanding WE-silience

Expanding Resilience from ‘I’ to ‘We’ It’s important to understand an individual’s resilience. But we also need to shift our understanding of resilience to the team and organisational levels, for three reasons: Building organisational resilience skills The key to boosting team and organisational resilience – something we call WE-silience – is to focus on habits. […]

20 Min.

The Awaris Resilience Framework

(The 12-Four-Three Framework) We’ve developed an actionable Resilience framework In the last blog post, we suggested two key shifts for organisations: Developing resilience as a skill and shifting from individual resilience to WE-silience. In this post, we outline an actionable framework for doing this on an individual level. Many organisations have wellbeing initiatives in place. […]

15 Min.

From Resilience to WE-silience

From Resilience to WE-silience We live in times that call for resilience. Whether it’s adapting to climate change, the accelerating cycle of business transformation, finding calm in the midst of the attention economy, or collaborating in hybrid teams. It’s clear that leaders and employees in organisations face many challenges. Responding to these challenges will require […]

17 Min.

The Realism of Mindfulness

Abstract Mindfulness practices were not created simply to reduce stress help people focus more. Fundamentally mindfulness is about being able to examine and get used to reality as it is. So mindfulness is not something esoteric – but actually deeply realistic. Many times we are deeply unrealistic about how we or others function – and this […]