It’s enthusiasm time again. Let me know what you think via twitter at @JamieSmartCom, on my Facebook page, or on my blog below.
1. A quote I’m resonating with this week
In my 2013 book CLARITY, I made the point that “just as factory workers need to keep their machines clean and well oiled, knowledge workers, creatives, managers and leaders need to take similar care of their minds.” I pointed out that individuals and businesses are paying the price as time-scarcity, attention- poverty and information-saturation clog the “mental machinery” we rely on. I just read an article in the Financial Times saying that the Global Risks Report has just arrived at a similar conclusion. Here’s what it said:
“In many ways, the mental health issues we face are similar to the physical health and safety challenges of the 19th century as industrialisation changed the nature of work. In the 21st century, mental health and safety rules could play a similar role in our increasingly knowledge-based economy, according to the Global Risks Report.”
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