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What makes a good listener? … in different cultures?

So you think you are a good listener? But is your style of listening suitable for different cultures? A good listener could be defined as someone who gives you a lot of attention when you are talking about your problems . . .

Read articleposted 16th December 2020
Impulsiveness, a resource to fuel our creativity?

“Both my best and worst habit is that I’m very impulsive.” Tove Lo How many times have you heard this exclamation; “You’ll never guess what I learned today!”. “As humans, we have an impulse to share what is going on . . .

Read articleposted 4th November 2019
My head tells me to change but my heart resists

“There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome Most of us are aware that we should change our habits to adapt to our rapidly changing world. The immediate . . .

Read articleposted 23rd October 2019
Intolerance of Ambiguity is a Sign of an Authoritarian Personality

“Contradictions do not perplex the logician. They arise because there are more rules to an open game than can be known.” Donald Kingsbury  The title of this article is in fact a quote from Theodor Adorno, a German philosopher and . . .

Read articleposted 11th October 2019
Is Cultural Intelligence Enough to Repair Trust?


“Culturally intelligent innovation begins with changing our impulse from Why can’t you see it like I do? Help me see what I might be missing!” David Livermore

Read articleposted 2nd October 2019
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Applying Social Intelligence to Repair Trust

“Trust is given to you by other people. You have to give them the basis for giving you their trust.” Onora O’Neill Trust is fragile and easily broken.  If, for example, a manager tries but fails to deliver the promised . . .

Read articleposted 20th June 2019
Building Trust

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” – P. Coelho Everybody wants to be seen as trustworthy to their team as the level of trust . . .

Read articleposted 17th June 2019
Partnering with Employees to Uncover Motivation

Some of us feel that we are in control of our environment, of our job and of the tasks within our jobs, whilst others feel that we are controlled by our job. Those not feeling in control may feel powerless . . .

Read articleposted 21st May 2019
Aligning company’s interest with self-interest

For most of us, self-interest is a synonym of selfishness and self-serving behaviour. If a colleague defines her/his co-worker as “looking after her/his self-interest”, it’s rarely a compliment and is said in a depreciative tone. In his Ted talk, Adam . . .

Read articleposted 9th May 2019
Employers mental disorders and strategies to cope

We associate “Mental ill-health at work” with coworkers’ bouts of anxiety or depression. Rarely does “CEO suicide” or “entrepreneurs burnout” come to mind. It might be because leaders’ mental vulnerability is even more taboo than employees mental stability even if . . .

Read articleposted 24th April 2019

The WEIRD Book


Book by Charles Towers-Clark

In The WEIRD CEO, Charles sets out the technological and societal changes that will take place over the next fifteen years, and explains why companies need to rethink the way they motivate employees. He outlines why CEOs and managers need to encourage Wisdom, Emotional Intelligence, Initiative, Responsibility and Development (WEIRD) to make sure employees feel fulfilment and ownership in their work – and gives a fascinating and sometimes brutally honest record of the change process his company went through.

The WEIRD CEO explains how and why we need to change, in order to deal with a new working world dominated by Artificial Intelligence.

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