The Problem with Authority

In a 1966 experiment, 22 nurses were unwittingly part of an experiment to test obedience to figures of authority.  There were three ‘rules’ that the nurses knew they must obey when administering drugs to patients.   They must not accept instructions over the...

The Science of Leading through Times of Change

Sometimes I feel like I just can’t keep up.  The emails keep piling in, the kids continue to require attention (funny that!), my list of what I want to achieve keeps growing and therefore when I don’t achieve it, the let down is not fun.   Things are different to...

I’m busy…taking a break!

I am in Fiji with my family on a break, which really just means that I am working a bit less, and in a much nicer environment than usual! I overheard this somewhat amusing verbal exchange whilst sitting on my ocean-view balcony… (I’m sorry, I just had to mention that...

Giving the Gift of your Attention in Conversations

My best friend from my childhood married much earlier than I, and had her second child around a year before I had my first.  After many years, we found ourselves in the same city and relished in the time we were again able to spend with each other.   They were...