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Global economic stability could be difficult to recover in the wake of the COVID-19
Critical slowing down (CSD) theory has been used to analyze long-term trends in the global GDP datasets, with analysis suggesting the Covid-19 crisis may result in one of the weakest and most unstable recoveries in recorded history for many economies.
Rituals lead to anxiety relief
Office life has rituals which help to make work bearable—even though work stress has increased by 200 percent over the last ten years. However, innovations such as hot desking, flexible working, and home-based working have been gradually stripping us of this aspect of our daily routine.
Living environment may be key to longevity
People living in highly walkable, mixed-age communities may be more likely to live to their 100th birthday. These neighborhoods are more likely to be located in urban areas and smaller towns with higher socioeconomic status.
Praise: the most potent resilience factor
Leaders often ask me if there is one thing that would make the most difference in creating resilience and adaptation for their people, themselves and often their families in these trying times. The answer is fairly simple, but, sadly, often refuted or resisted. It is what my partner Bob and I call “potent praise,” which affirms people for not only what they achieve but also how they do it and who they are. Are you getting—and giving—the kind of praise that energises and empowers?
Managing COVID Anxiety
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
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