Fan Friday: Daman’s Evolve Staff Meeting

Daman Health Insurance is the region’s leading specialized health insurer, providing health insurance solutions to more than 2.8 million members in the UAE. The company has been the partner of choice for multiple important organizations and multinationals across the globe. Daman is the best suited partner in various industries including energy, aerospace, oil and gas, investments,…

Why more than a third of Middle East employees can’t concentrate at work

The average office worker gets interrupted or distracted every three minutes. This interruption comes from colleagues, one of the 204 million emails sent per minute (which we check 30x every hour) or one of the eight windows open on your computer. All these distractions really make it difficult for all of us to be productive. According…

HERE and NOW (part 1)

After the great feedback on our last Blog Trilogy (Two thumbs), I decided to continue this Blog format on another topic which can be a pitfall…TIME ! In the next month, we will be launching the Hercules Academy and our Corporate wellbeing programs in New York and New Jersey and therefore we will start with a…

TWO THUMBS (part three) KIDS

A month ago I had the chance to have a meet ‘n greet  with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr.  Theo  Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about a healthy way to deal with our connectivity (see two thumbs one) and also about…

TWO THUMBS (part one)

  Last week, I had the chance to have a meet & greet  with one of the leading authors on brain train and how to unlock your mental potential, Professor Dr.  Theo  Compernolle. During our chit chat moment we talked about  a healthy way to deal with our connectivity and also about  kids and cars. Connected…

JUMP FOR JOY

Jumping for JOY is an act of extreme happiness. After 3 years of exhilarating moments while managing the Hercules Academy and coaching companies, organisations and individuals in corporate wellbeing, I would like to share some thoughts with you. Consider it as a New Year’s resolution. On several occasions during our individual and group coaching sessions, I noticed that people…

Agility matters

D.H.E.A Recovery makes you agile.  Every athlete knows how important it is to recover from fatigue after a training or a competition. We have different methods of recovery, but a good night’s sleep is still the most natural behavior to get our DHEA hormone going. Dehydroepiandrosteron (DHEA) is a natural hormone that gets our cortisol…

4 ways to motivate people

Interesting post on the website of FForward – one of our valued partners in the USA – about ways to motivate your employees. The best leaders in the world are the ones most adept at motivating their employees to perform to the fullest extent of their abilities. Increased productivity, improved sales, reduced waste and optimized efficiency are all byproducts…

The Case For Letting Employees Choose Their Own Job Titles

THE STRATEGY DID WONDERS AT THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION. CAN IT WORK ELSEWHERE? It’s not unusual these days to see people with unusual job titles. There’s a Director of Chaos at Berkshire Hathaway and a Director of First Impressions at the reception desk of many companies. Google has a Captain of Moonshots. Some employees at IBM call…

Twelve tips for teambuilding

Great article on teambuilding by Susan M. Heathfield, Human Resources Expert, in About.com. Check out what Hercules Trophy and the Hercules Academy can do to improve your teamwork!