Sustaining Executive Performance, or SEP, was the germinating idea for The LAB when we were established in November 2007. Inspired by the Corporate Athlete methodology and the work of Michael and Juliette McGannon at INSEAD we believed there to be a better way of working that didn’t compromise health and wellbeing. Progress, or rather attracting clients, was slow those first years given the lack of demand. It was not the hot topic that it is today.
Key milestones were first teaching SEP at IESE Business School in 2009 (where we have subsequently taught on over 100 Executive Education programs) and in-residence collaboration at Universitas Telefónica since 2012, teaching several thousand Telefónica employees. The SEP program has been delivered to over 20,000 managers face-to-face, from Perú to China, Denmark to Qatar, and over 250,000 online. It was published as a book by Financial Times Pearson in 2014 and 2015.
The Audiobook was published April 2019 and is available on Audible where you can get it for free with a trial subscription. Click on the links below to hear a 5 minute sample or listen to Chapter 3 in its entirety on the Chief Wellbeing Officer podcast. The Audiobook is narrated by the author with a running time of 8 hours 55 minutes.
The SEP online course, in both English and Spanish, is distributed through the learning.ly platform by The Economist. For large groups of users please contact us to discuss enterprise-level pricing and content customisation.
Sample clips from The Economist course are shown below, with more available on our Youtube channel.
A large part of the SEP course looks at behaviour change and we’ve been fascinated by behavioural economics and nudge theory since first encountering it several years ago. Staying true to our design thinking heritage we continually design and produce workplace nudges in the form of posters, which can be purchased as digital downloads for unlimited printing. A sample of the current range is shown below.