I’m exploring the skills and habits of values-based decision-making in collaboration with Dr. Rob Archer, a brilliant occupational psychologist. This is the focus of our
An unusual appearance on Heart London, discussing how to have difficult conversations with your partner. The link is here.
I have never taken a traditional approach to consulting, and never will. Listen to my podcast interview with Michael Zipursky of Consulting Success here
From the age of eight, I went to school hundreds of miles away from my home. Sometimes I was a whole continent away. As each school term approached, feelings of anxiety – and then dread – would settle on my soul, wrecking the final week of my holiday. It wasn’t so much that I hated school, although I mostly did.Read more >
Whether we like it or not, most of our decisions are made at a subliminal level. Advertising companies understand and exploit this on a daily basis. For example, a study of supermarket shoppers found that 77% of wine purchased was French when French music was playing over the loud speaker. When the music was switched to German, 73% of theRead more >
Simple steps to fulfilling your potential Over the last 20 years, I’ve asked thousands of people what motivates them and the reply – more often than not – is surprisingly vague. I find this curious because understanding motivations is a requirement for anyone who wants to be fulfilled and effective in their professional and personal life. Take the example of Ravi whoRead more >
The statistics on stress don’t make for happy reading. It’s been called the ‘health epidemic of the 21st century’ by the World Health Organization, costing American businesses up to $300 billion a year. In the UK, 39% of people who are signed off work for health reasons are suffering from stress. Our foraging ancestors honed their ability to react almostRead more >
Many years ago, I worked with a remarkable man who’d spent 20 years as a monk before getting married, starting a family and becoming a brilliant educator. He was making a brief stop in the UK and I had the afternoon free, so I took him to Hampton Court Palace near London. I imagined that we’d go round the palace,Read more >