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Vodcast # 35 Human Edge: Champion of Wellbeing


We live in the #VUCA time - very volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times.

These times are having a profound effect upon the wellbeing of employees across all sectors and it needs to be viewed as a key driver of business performance.

In Taipei,China, a survey reported that over 60% of salaried employees worry about health issues stemming from #overwork, while 75% of them have considered quitting their jobs because of work-related exhaustion.

Organisations with high levels of employee wellbeing have outperformed the market by 2 -3% over a 25 year period (Prof Alex Edmans, London Business School, 2015).

Employee wellbeing is a secret weapon for companies looking to gain a competitive advantage.

Engaged employees are happy employees. They are highly involved in and enthusiastic about their work and workplace. They are psychological “owners,” driving performance and innovation, and moving their organization forward.

Conversely, if employees are struggling or suffering, this attitude negatively affects the overall workplace environment and the team.

This should not be a surprise, as we all know what it is like to work with people who are highly energized. Energy should be seen as important as skills, knowledge, behaviours and experience in driving the performance of people.

Dr Marcus Ranney @marcus, Founder of @HumanEdge helps leaders and organisations achieve the most out of their body and brains and unlock their true potential. Watch the video to learn more about his journey!

#WellBeing #Competitive #Advantage #Potential #Communication #Workplace


About the Speaker:

From sick care to wellbeing, Dr. Marcus Ranney's career journey over the past two decades have led him from the patient's bedside to a wider stage as he now creates global impact via systemic change.


Completing his Bachelors of Science and Medical degrees from University College Medical School in London his passion for extreme physiology has allowed him to conduct field research across the planet. With expeditions taking him to the sides of Everest, skiing in the Arctic and the European Alps, he has served as a medical officer in the Royal Air Force and at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.


After practicing clinical medicine in London, in 2010, he made the transition to Mumbai where he has worked within the Healthcare and Life-sciences industry as a Strategic advisor, Investor and Operator for a range of MNC and national bellwether firms.


Augmenting his contributions towards global health commentary, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought Marcus back to the frontlines of medicine as a medical volunteer for his city’s fight against controlling the virus.


A published author, keynote speaker, digital talk show host and public health commentator, he has been a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and is currently a Senior Fellow to the Atlantic Council, working on a project exploring the relationships between the climate crisis and global health. A champion of wellbeing, Marcus is a big believer that sustainably improving the lives of billions of people the world over can only be brought about by enhancing the positive aspects of health rather than focusing solely on pathogenesis and disease.


Marcus is a keen athlete and long distance marathon runner, he holds a Guinness World Record for backwards running(!) and thoroughly enjoys being a father to his two young children.


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