High performance without burnout

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Working harder does not necessarily equal high performance and may actually be contributing to burnout says Next Evolution Performance CEO, Vanessa Bennett. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently described burnout as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ and updated its definition to, ‘a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’. “Many

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Leaders who provide this service can increase their team’s performance and profitability

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I still remember in my very first job with one of the big accounting firms that work started at 8.45am (or earlier) and finished at 5.15pm at the earliest. Lunch was from 1pm to 2pm. And definitely not 12.59 to 2.01. And that was for everyone – not just the new kids like me. And

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Mental Health: Prevention is better than cure

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The intersection of psychology and neuroscience demonstrates there is a lot that people can do to prevent mental health problems, according to Vanessa Bennett, CEO of Next Evolution Performance. “Around half of all Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime,” Ms Bennett says. “However, in the same way that you don’t usually go

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Coping with change in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission

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The Banking Royal Commission has brought down a set of recommendations, most of which look likely to be adopted by the Government, regardless of who wins the next federal election. If adopted, these recommendations may force many financial services companies to introduce significant changes to their business models, within challenging time frames and this is

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