“When leaders take breaks and make it known that they’re protecting that time, employees feel empowered to do the same.”
In the Harvard Business Review Ruchika Tulshyan wrote, Take Your Lunch Break! She tells the all too familiar story that widespread remote work has led to longer workdays and more emails and meetings for many employees. Combine that with a back-to-back meeting culture, and foregoing breaks can be hard to avoid. But taking real lunch breaks has been linked to improved job satisfaction and productivity.
Our favorite tools and resources for expanding your network, staying in the know, learning new skills, and making your next move.
- Morning Brew: The day’s most pressing business news presented in a digestible, fun-to-read style.
- Your Roadmap to Navigating Midlife Transitions: A new course from Chip Conley and the Modern Elder Academy (MEA) begins February 27th. This 8-week program integrates the best of MEA with new content in a “retreat-at-home” experience, and is led by Chip, MEA’s co-founders, and leading transition experts on aging, career, health and relationships.
- Grit – The Power of Passion and Perseverance: In her book Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
- Old Dude Skate Co: Never be accused of being too old to be cool again. Check out their “Skate ‘til Death” t-shirts. 🙂
Nationwide’s “Future of Work” Program
The culture of continuous learning is brought to life at the legacy firm. For the January launch, the learning team had already identified courses like building resilience, leading through disruption, managing stress, being positive at work, and Microsoft Teams essentials as critical skills. They had no idea how important that content would become just months later.
We wrote about the power of meditation and open-mindedness in our book.
“Mindset has a lot to do with how we approach challenges and how adept we are at creative thinking. Having an open mind is both a “way of being” and a technique that can be employed when thinking about your new endeavor.”
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