The myths & realities of behavioural change

The myths & realities of behavioural change

I’ve been involved in behavioural development for almost 35 years now and reckon that I have spent close on 4000 days interfacing with groups. I’ve worked with apprentices, students, future managers, first-line managers, project leaders, seasoned managers, directors,...
The thin line of perception

The thin line of perception

Perception is in the eye of the beholder There you are; focused & determined and people start saying you are blinkered & stubborn Or, maybe you are enthusiastically pursuing a challenge and people see you as impulsive and reckless Alternatively; there you are,...
Performing in the storm

Performing in the storm

Some people when faced with the unexpected will say, “stick to the facts”, others will say “trust your intuitions” and others will say “go with your instincts” They are all, partly right When the unexpected happens; be it the scene of an accident, a dog charging...
First impressions

First impressions

“You can’t make a second, first impression” As you walk into the conference room to make your inaugural speech, your coat pocket catches on the door handle causing you to drop the folder you are holding and your papers end up in the front row of the audience. Bending...
Choice

Choice

“Choose or not to choose, that is the choice” I don’t know about you, but I didn’t choose to be here; I was born in 1954 in London in the UK. It just happened to me, one day I wasn’t there and the next day I was, nobody asked for my opinion and I had absolutely no...
I’ve understood

I’ve understood

The old saying, “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing” is actually quite true. The Dunning Kruger effect has been around for centuries and we all fall into the trap; the onset of the current Codiv19 crisis was an excellent example. In March of last year,...