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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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 […]

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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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Soft skills for lawyers – research and book in development

Posted on: September 6, 2019 Soft skills for lawyers – research and book in development

Between now and March 2020 I will be researching and writing a new book for Globe Law and Business https://www.globelawandbusiness.com/ on Soft Skills for Lawyers. I will be drawing on my expertise as a psychologist, trainer and professional coach with decades of experience in helping lawyers develop soft skills to provide a guide that will […]

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