A few months ago my wife was out of town. A friend asked what I was going to do with my “weekend as a bachelor.” “There’s this Cuban new restaurant I’ve wanted to check out, so I’m going there and then going to a movie.” “Sounds like fun! Who are you going with?” “No one … Continue reading Why Doing Stuff Alone Is Okay
We recently held Whil’s very first Creating Mindful Leaders Workshop and are so proud to welcome our first class of Certified Mindful Leaders! We had 40 people join us for 8 hours of highly informational and experiential training where they learned the fundamentals of mindfulness and how to use it to create high-performing and stress-resilient … Continue reading Welcoming the First Class of Mindful Leaders
Us professionals are attending a staggering number of meetings every day– 11 million of them, to be exact. If we’re generous and assume that half of these are 30 minutes long and the other half are an hour long, that’s a combined 8.25 million work hours per day that we’re spending in meetings. And if … Continue reading Mindful Meetings: Waste Less Time, Get More Done
Here on the Whil blog, we talk a lot about creating mindful cultures, resilient workforces and high-performance employees. There’s only so much you can glean from blog posts – sometimes it takes a day of focus and learning from an expert. That’s exactly why we’re going on the road this summer with our friends, Virgin … Continue reading Introducing Our New Mindful Leader Tour 2017!
Your phone is an intensely addictive device. Americans check their phones 8 billion times a day. According to Deloitte, who ran the study, that averages out to about 46 times per day- up from 33 times in just one year. Most of these looks happen while doing some other activity like working, shopping, hanging out … Continue reading Put it Down: 6 Performance Benefits of Checking Your Phone Less
You spend most of your waking hours at work. And if you’re like 55% of all adults, you spend some of your sleeping hours at work too, because that’s how many adults have to nap at least once during the week due to poor sleep hygiene. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most of us … Continue reading Sleeping Your Way To the Top (No, Not Like That)
Every year the Oxford Dictionary puts a new word in the dictionary. This word is typically reflective of some broader phenomenon in society. We learned what “vaping” was in 2014. 2015 was the year of the “emoji.” 2016’s wild ride (sadly) left us with “post-truth.” Looking back, 2016 was full of the unexpected. Ebola came … Continue reading Predicting 2017’s Word of the Year: Resilience
One year ago I started working at Whil, a company that makes wellbeing training software rooted in science, mindfulness and positive psychology. We create programs that help people relax, build up their stress resilience and focus, sleep better and be generally happier. We have a great mission. We have really cool offices. And we practice … Continue reading What I Learned From Working at a Mindfulness Company For a Year
Last week we talked about all the cool things so many companies are doing to try and increase employee happiness and engagement. Now we’ll get to the fun part. So what exactly does improve employee happiness? Lucky for us, the smarties at Harvard Business Review and The Energy Project teamed up to figure it out … Continue reading What DOES Make Your Employees Happy?
Can you think of any workplace that wouldn’t want their employees to be happy? Of course not- any rational CXO or HR leader has their employee’s happiness at the top of their list. And that’s without even considering all the business-y upside associated with happy employees, like: Happy employees are 12% more productive Companies with … Continue reading What’s Not Making Your Employees Happy