People, Technology, Change

Managing conflict in teams

Conflict is part of everyday life, typically arising from differences in viewpoints on an issue. These differences are essential to enable us to reflect and challenge our own and others’ … Continue reading


Personality Dynamics in Teams

A common question when considering personality is how fixed is it? Can we change personality over time, and is our personality constantly the same? Trait theorists believe that personality is … Continue reading


A problem in thinking about thinking

We all want our children to be able to think for themselves, right? To evaluate situations in a balanced way, solve problems, interpret and analyse “evidence”, make effective decisions, but … Continue reading

April 23, 2014

Innovation and Organisational Behaviour

Look out for our innovation and organisational behaviour session at the Return on Innovation conference coming up soon in Newcastle in November. It should be an interesting event, with speakers … Continue reading

October 25, 2013

The drama of management skills

A key challenge for skills development is the so-called “training transfer” problem: how can you facilitate workshop participants to apply the skills once they are back in the workplace? This … Continue reading

July 4, 2013

Goals only at the surface of Coaching?

I recently read a blog post that differentiated surface and deep coaching, placing goals firmly at the surface level. Some coaching models are entirely goal focused, so does that make … Continue reading

June 5, 2013

CBT, flow and the Dalai Lama

What do cognitive therapy and Buddhism have in common? Aaron Beck, founder of cognitive therapy in the 60s discusses this in the clip below, but let’s ask another question – … Continue reading

April 3, 2013

Happiness and Work?

Today is world happiness day, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring in his message “When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will … Continue reading

March 20, 2013

What value(s) a leader?

What do a harbour master, member of the International Olympic Committee, a nurse, an administrator for the Bahrain military and an auditor from Deloite in China have in common? Answer … Continue reading

February 7, 2013