OTHER Dilemmas

I’m increasingly asked to offer behavioural perspectives on topics that have implications beyond business.  Here’s a sample:

The somewhat surprising secrets of success
Henry Ford said ‘Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right.’ We harbour many ideas about goals, motivation and success which are simply wrong.  Based on comprehensive research, but anchored in the real world, we can draw some unexpected conclusions about recipes for success.

The psychology of excellence
Why do only a very few people truly excel in any field, be it business, sport or music?  Is natural talent that separates the great from the mediocre?  Scientific evidence does not support this idea.  Nor is plain hard work sufficient.  Drawing on work by leading researchers, we discover that, with the right kind of effort, anyone can improve dramatically and move towards reaching their full potential.

The pursuit of happiness
Is lasting happiness attainable, or is it just a pipe dream?  Drawing on research from the world’s foremost psychologists, we can discover practical ways of achieving a more positive outlook at work and home.

Resilience in the face of stress
Stress is universal.  But research shows that how we frame events can be key to how well we cope with them.  Powerful insights are emerging into how we can all develop greater resilience in our lives.