What really motivates people to be honest in business?

It's people who make or break both reputations and profits. Hiring and people development practises matter. Values that are normalised by behaviour - wrong and right - matter too. A culture of integrity and ethical conduct isn't the words in a company's code of conduct; it's the sum of the behaviours of the individual employees and the collective.

The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

I've just read Susan Pinker's fantastic book, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-face Contact Matters.  It'll make you rethink the way you live your life & approach your health.  According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad's 2010 research, the thing that's most likely to reduce your risk of dying is social integration (on multiple levels, both strong & weak … Continue reading The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life

Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?

Has the world gone mad?  Are you afraid of what might happen?  Understanding how our brains work will help us create a less polarised, more inclusive world where we ALL feel safer. It's not that hard, just start with these things: Sleep properly and for long enough Eat well and don't starve your brain Breathe … Continue reading Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?

Brené Brown: The Anatomy of Trust

Trust is a big word. In this talk Brené Brown gives us a way of breaking it down with her acronym B.R.A.V.I.N.G.  For us, trust is the foundation of both intra- and interpersonal relationships. We all need to be BRAVING connection to be successful at home and at work. Get better at trusting and being … Continue reading Brené Brown: The Anatomy of Trust