Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

Posted on: December 2, 2019 Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology

In October, I was invited by Richard Chaplin and Richard Thorby of the Managing Partners Forum https://www.mpfglobal.com/ to lead a discussion on “Changing behaviour in the workplace to boost productivity – Insights from psychology” for the People, Performance and Culture group (including directors and HR professionals from leading law, architectural, property and accounting firms). This […]

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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 […]

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Animal magic and the art of gaining buy-in: Leeds September 2019

Posted on: October 14, 2019 Animal magic and the art of gaining buy-in: Leeds September 2019

There was a distinctly animal theme to a recent buy-in workshop at the Professional Marketing Forum in Leeds meeting https://www.pmforum.co.uk/locations/yorkshire.aspx. Metaphors and stories are a powerful way to communicate  – so here are some highlights on animal magic and the art of gaining buy-in. Bees – Communication Bees show amazing powers of communication – supporting […]

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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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