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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Conference report: British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychology means business

Posted on: July 23, 2019

Earlier this month I attended the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Psychology means business conference in London. It was a day filled with excellent talks and fascinating insights. I have shared a few of the most interesting points here. Behavioural science Behavioural science was a big theme throughout the day – showing its increasing importance in […]

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Better Business Relationships and DACRIE – A model to enhance business relationships

Posted on: April 15, 2019 Better Business Relationships and DACRIE - A model to enhance business relationships

This article “A model to enhance business relationships” was published in the March 2019 edition of Ambition (the magazine of the Association of MBAs). It describes the DACRIE model which is the basis of the book by Kim Tasso “Better Business Relationships – Insights from psychology and management for working in a digital world”. The […]

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