Book review: Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness by Richard H Thaler and Cass R Sunstein

Posted on: October 24, 2019 Book review: Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness by Richard H Thaler and Cass R Sunstein

Behavioural science is a popular topic at the moment and “Nudge: Improving decision about health, wealth and happiness” was published back in 2008. It has particular resonance in professional services as co-author Sunstein is a professor at an American law school. The basic premise is that we do not decisions rationally like an “Econ” but […]

Read More

Book Review: Helping people change: Coaching with compassion for lifelong learning and growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten

Posted on: October 18, 2019 Helping people change: Coaching with compassion for lifelong learning and growth by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten

This review appeared in the most recent addition of Professional Marketing magazine https://www.pmforum.co.uk/pm-magazine/pm-magazine.aspx “Helping people change: Coaching with compassion for lifelong learning and growth” is an important book for those interested in behaviour change and change management– whether as a professional coach, a leaning and development expert or a leader who wants to engage and […]

Read More

Book review: Lost connections – Why you’re depressed and how to find hope by Johann Hari

Posted on: October 10, 2019 Book review: Lost connections – Why you’re depressed and how to find hope by Johann Hari

Today is World Mental Health Day. As a psychologist, counsellor and trustee of a mental health charity I thought I’d share my thoughts on this brilliant book. “Lost connections – Why you’re depressed and how to find hope” by Johann Hari was a revelation. Everyone is aware of the growing problem in mental health. This […]

Read More

How to facilitate groups

Posted on: October 2, 2019 How to facilitate groups

“A team is not a group of people who work together, it is a group of people who trust each other” (Simon Sinek). As social creatures, you’d think that if you put us together in a group we would all just get on, share our thoughts and tackle the task at hand. But that isn’t […]

Read More

Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

Posted on: August 13, 2019 Leadership: Authenticity, values and culture

I was recently asked to facilitate a partner strategy session where the focus was on authenticity, values and culture. It was a highly interactive session with participants considering their personal values in a structured way before discussing them in peer groups. It was a softer parallel process alongside a more analytical strategy development process.  Authenticity […]

Read More

Original branding by Matt Playford · A site by Fresh01