Whether you see the glass half empty or half full is not just an interesting social classification. Being an optimist or pessimist is likely to have a significant impact on your behaviour when faced with adversity, your approach to risk-taking, your career choices, your explanation of personal events, your relationships and most importantly your health.
Have you ever wondered why some individuals appear irrational and stubborn in their beliefs and attitudes towards an issue, person, or behaviour? In health matters, such biased or asymmetric updating of beliefs can have major long-term consequences.
It is said that we are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. We are experiencing a new sense of personal empowerment over our minds and bodies, driven by our belief in technological change, innovation and the sense that in the new realities of health 2.0 anything is possible.
Inauthenticity is a fatal characteristic for political leaders. Six psychological prisms are used here to analyse Theresa May’s inauthentic leadership style.
With less than a week to the start of negotiations, the UK’s Brexit team appear more ill prepared than ever to handle the task. News of ministerial casualties within the Brexit team has been dismissed as minor. Meanwhile, replacements are shuffled into the department in the dead of night, hoping to avoid the attention of the media. It seems it is not just the electorate that harbour grave doubts about the forthcoming negotiations.
Ken Loach believes Labour’s problems have been brought about by Machiavellian plotting. The media, Labour grandees and disgruntled Blairites are all at it apparently.
At precisely 5.00pm, Donald Trump will be sworn in as America’s next president. For many, this day could not have come soon enough. A man who listened to those ignored by the Washington elite. A megastar businessman who promised to re-boot the American dream for the little people.
For those that imagined the consequences of a Trump presidency would at least be temporary, feelings of hope have all but evaporated. As each of Trump’s appointments is announced, a dark shadow creeps further over world stability.
After five decades of stability across the developed world, a new era of insecurity is emerging. Values and institutions that were considered sacrosanct are now being questioned or rejected. Nationalism is rapidly emerging as the new political force driving change.
The scandal surrounding BHS has handed the opportunity for Theresa May to demonstrate her willingness to tame the worst excesses of capitalism. Will she take it?
Martin Schulz’s column in the Guardian was an honest account of the prevailing attitudes in Brussels towards impending Brexit. Perhaps there is more to be learnt. A word cloud analysis has been highly revealing.
Brand Britain has taken a monumental battering. It’s brand guardianship will require a unique blend of sensitivity, experience authority and authenticity. Can Theresa May deliver her promises? Britain is holding its breath.
We are experiencing acute uncertainty following the Brexit decision. Consumer and business confidence not equities will reflect the extent of a potential future downturn. What should guide organisations responsible for communicating the rash of new economic data?
The ability of Steve Jobs to create a reality distortion field to persuade those around him is legendary. In emulating Jobs Michael Gove was hoping the coincidental characteristics they shared in common would stop at Job’s ability to draw adulation and support. He was wrong.
We have all become so used to staring at our little black screens that we believe our mobiles represent the ultimate personal device. Think again. There are now new incarnations on the horizon that will integrate into our daily lives in ways in we can only begin to imagine.
As the barely audible station announcements heaped confusion onto frustration and the station staff admitting to knowing less than me, the last thing I expected was an immediate and informed personal response from the train company via it’s customer Twitter service.
Determined to address the key issues driving health inequality, the government set up a raft of social marketing initiatives targeting smoking, alcohol, obesity and poor diet. Despite years of concerted effort health inequality continues to increase.
‘You are where you went to school’. A familiar phrase, that reflects educational inequality in Britain today. Our private schools account for only a small minority of educational places, yet dominates the backgrounds of those within the ‘knowledge economy’ classes.