18 Aug 2017

5 top business leaders who embrace wellbeing at work

These top leaders embrace wellbeing at work for both themselves, and their employees. They understand that a healthier workforce is a more productive one – and offer up some great tips that we can all benefit from.


1. Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn

The CEO of LinkedIn blocks out time in his calendar each day for meditation. It helps him find time to think, practise empathy and be more productive.


2.Ray Dalio, Founder & Co-CIO, Bridgewater Associates USA

Ray is the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund and also a big advocate of workplace wellbeing and meditation – building it in to his firm’s culture. He also puts his phenomenol success down to it: “Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had.”



3. Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

Richard recognises that being an entrepreneur can be hectic and stressful, particularly in today’s fast-paced digital world. Which is why he is a fan of mindfulness and taking time out for himself. He’s been quoted as saying: “When I went on holiday with my family recently, I wasn’t afraid to switch on my out-of-office email message. When was the last time you did the same? If you can’t recall, then maybe it’s time to slow down, switch off your phone and focus on the present. Your business will benefit as a result.” 


4.Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Cisco Systems

Warrior at one point had a role that saw her head up 22,000 employees. She has been cited as saying that taking time out to meditate and unplug allowed her to manage it all. She makes this a part of her daily routine and does a ‘digital detox’ every Saturday.



5.Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post & Thrive Global

No surprises here. No one is a bigger advocate of workplace wellbeing than Arianna. She bestows the virtues and benefits of looking after yourself to her own employees and beyond. Some of the core beliefs and tips that she adheres to are ‘8 hours sleep a night’, ‘no coffee after 2pm’ and ‘building mindfulness in to your working day.’