Leadership Insights: Jane Senior

Oasis Associate Jane Senior is a specialist in leadership development and coaching. Jane utilises her strong drive and motivation outside of work: she is an athlete at ironman distance, both competing and providing coaching and inspiration to others. She facilitates the Resilient Leader programme for Oasis: a practical approach to juggling the challenges of leadership and staying in charge. Here Jane gives us an insight into what drives her and what advice she gives others to develop their leadership potential.

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MSc Sustainable Cities

Want to be a sustainability leader? Want to shape the sustainable cities of tomorrow? Oasis has partnered with the University of Leeds to offer an MSc in Sustainable Cities.

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Dealing with people in distress at work

Last month research from the charity Business in the Community1, based on a survey of employers, revealed that fear of interfering or not knowing what to do prevents the bulk of the workforce (86 per cent) from approaching a colleague they are concerned about, while 77 per cent of managers say they are not confident in responding to symptoms relating to stress.

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Busting the ‘1 in 4’ myth in mental health awareness

If you attend a session on ‘mental health’ it is highly likely that you will be told that 1 in 4 adults will experience mental health issues in any given year. I have witnessed this figure being absorbed with earnest nods and grave faces many times, whilst people contemplate how to help these poor souls with mental illnesses. The snowballing use of this statistic is causing harm by perpetuating the very stigma it seeks to reduce.

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7 Ways to Address Work-related Stress

Work-related stress is a hot topic in occupational health at the moment. Latest research indicates that mental health issues are now the number one cause of long-term sickness absence[1] to which stress is the main contributor.

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