First published in The Huffington Post on 3 April 2015 Well I never knew that! Uncovering hidden talents I remember it well, it was one of those casual throwaway comments “When I rowed the Atlantic….” The very enjoyable conversation with this self-deprecating chap suddenly became a whole lot more interesting. As we probed away, revelation upon revelation […]
Willpower is highly correlated with future success, it’s also significantly eroded by stress. This is a fun video from the research of psychologist Walter Mischel at Stanford.
Ever wonder why you have certain habits or why something can become addictive for you? Want some insights into how to change your bad habits and how to start developing good habits?
First published in The Huffington Post on 10 March 2015 The cold light of day “I can’t believe I did that!” Ever had that sensation, when you look back and wonder what the hell happened? In the cold light of day it seems so stupid. It might be as simple as eating far too much despite your […]
First published in Huffington Post on 3 March 2015: “What’s wrong with these people?” Frustrated at the drivers’ seeming inability to stop rescanning all the parcels prior to loading the vans, the IT director of a logistics company had his head in his hands in despair. In the cold light of day it seemed incomprehensible to him […]
This was first published in Huffington Post on 9 February 2015. Value is an oft used word in business. We need to create ‘value’. But rarely do we take the time and ask ourselves, what do we actually mean by value? From a business perspective the value that matters is that which the consumer deems valuable. In […]
First published in Fresh Business Thinking 28 January 2015 Innovation: It’s about appreciation & respect “We need to become more innovative.” We must have read this a hundred times in various articles, books, newspapers and magazines. And of course it’s true. It must be hard to do given so much has been written….but is it really so […]
First published in HR Director 23 January 2015 Followership Whilst rapid developments in technology create new opportunities to increase the speed of response and offer a level of connectedness unimaginable just a few years ago, some things in business remain constant. Success depends on understanding and serving the needs of our customers. However, expectations of what employees […]
This was first published here on 28 January 2015 It is many years since the management guru Tom Peters pronounced: “Innovate or die,” yet its relevance is more important than ever. Have you bought car, life or home insurance recently, or perhaps used the internet to buy Christmas presents? If you did, the odds are that you […]
First published in Huffington Post on 27th January 2015. Lessons from water and lemons: Open Innovation Elementary There was a time when the people believed that cholera was transmitted through the air. This belief was very strongly held, even when the evidence was overwhelming it was transmitted through water. Many people died unnecessarily as a result. The […]