WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP STUDY
THE CURRENT CLIMATE OF NEW ZEALAND LEADERSHIP (2019)
Companies with equal gender representation among executive leadership teams claim there are benefits beyond financial. These companies report to be more innovative, more effective in pursuing environmentally friendly practices, have stronger business and equity practices, increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Menstrual Cycles and Mental Health
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is something that most people who have periods will experience. Hormones are powerful, and when they’re fluctuating (as they do before your period) they can make us feel pretty physically and emotionally out of kilter. Sometimes, the symptoms of PMS can go beyond just discomfort, manifesting as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) - a severe form of PMS.
Unfortunately, PMS is common. From bloating and headaches to bad skin and sensitive moods, a whopping 90% of us will experience at least one PMS symptom before our period. If that wasn’t enough, before our period, hormones can also amplify things like anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions we may already be trying to manage. Thanks, hormones!
In this guide, Yoppie explores PMS, PMDD, uncovering the unique relationship between your period and your mental health to help you get on top of PMS for good! There are useful self-care tips and wellbeing advice - how the right diet, exercise, emotional and stress management practices help - it's well worth a read to help yourself and others too.
- Guide to Menstrual Cycles and Mental Health (yoppie.com)
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing through 'The Five Ways to Wellbeing'.
The Five Ways to Wellbeing at Work Toolkit is a stepped guide to improving mental wellness in your workplace. It includes fact sheets, tips, tools and templates to make it easy for you to support your teams in building the Five Ways into their daily lives. The Toolkit can be downloaded as one document or in sections:
COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES
- Looking after Mental Health & Wellbeing During COVID-19 (Mental Health Foundation)
- Getting Through Together (allright.org.nz)
- Coping with COVID-19 (wellplace.nz)
- COVID-19: Information for business (MBIE for SMEs)
- Continuity and contingency planning (MBIE for SMEs)
CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, GREG DEARSLY
Cultural Intelligence (CQ), is a research-based construct based on intelligence research. It is defined as “an individual’s capability to function effectively in a variety of cultural contexts including, national, ethnic, organisational, and generational”.
Anyone can become more culturally intelligent and in this webinar our presenter, Greg Dearsly, explains why this capability is critical to our profession.
Greg has recently completed his Masters in Leadership with Massey University and his findings in the area of cultural intelligence will form the basis of this webinar.