Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

  This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time.  This post considers the book - Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Spoiler alert: yes it would seem poor old Gwyneth is wrong about everything; from juice cleanses, to coffee enemas and steaming her fanny (I added … Continue reading Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?

How Emotions Are Made

This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time.  This post covers the book: “How Emotions are made” by Lisa Feldman Barret.  We encourage you to read the book if this summary tickles your fancy, because as you will see - summarising this dazzling book in less … Continue reading How Emotions Are Made

Workaholism or Engagement?

This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time.  This post summarises a peer reviewed academic paper on workaholism and work engagement in relation to wellbeing and performance. What's the difference? "workaholism is characterized by high effort with negative affect, whereas work engagement is characterized by high … Continue reading Workaholism or Engagement?

10 Tips for Successful 360s (science backed)

Introduction This is part of our quick reads series; helping you stay informed without hogging your precious time. This post summarises a peer reviewed academic paper on 360 degree assessments (360DAs), published the journal 'Medical Teacher'.  The paper considers the literature on 360DAs in the context of health professionals.  However these learnings are transferable to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Successful 360s (science backed)

Science & Leadership Potential

This is the first blog in our quick five min reads series, in which we summarise articles we found interesting/useful.  Our thinking is to provide you the main points that will either satisfy you or lead you to your own further reading. First up is Thomas Chamorro-Premuzic's article in the Harvard Business Review entitled "What … Continue reading Science & Leadership Potential

8 Tips to Get Control of your Habits

Recently I have focused blogging and my after hours reading on the science of habits.  I have summarised my thinking/learning in these eight evidence based tips to create the habits you want & delete the ones you don't: Get clear on your values and roles (e.g. coach, parent, employee, leader) in life. Set clear goals … Continue reading 8 Tips to Get Control of your Habits