Clarifying your professional passions (Harvard Business Review)

Two ways to clarify your professional passions

This recent post by Robert Steven Kaplan, Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School, suggests two sets of tools for clarifying your passions: — One is Continue Reading →

“Resilience, the new must-have executive skill” (Harvard)

To build resilience ask two questions

The Harvard Business Review this month has an article on building emotional resilience. “In an era where business keeps moving faster,” the article says, “it is no small wonder that resilience has Continue Reading →

Lessons on leadership from British politics

Sleepwalking towards a chaotic Brexit

“The UK is in a spectacular mess,” writes Martin Wolf in the Financial Times today. Why? Because “David Cameron launched an unnecessary referendum on EU membership” in order to pacify Continue Reading →

Decision making in times of uncertainty (Stanford)

Two arrows

A newly published Insight from Stanford Business School tells us something we probably already know: high levels of uncertainty make us less likely to take risks. Researchers found that when Continue Reading →

Morning Pages are a tool for producing innovation, insight, and calm

Writing

When Julia Cameron wrote The Artist’s Way she introduced the world to a new technique for self-reflection and problem-solving. Called Morning Pages, the practice was intended to help people reconnect with their creative selves. Continue Reading →

Five steps to dealing with Brexit grief

Cycle of Grief

Whenever we lose something important to us (a job, an object, someone we love) we experience grief. In general this comes in five stages. First there is denial, then anger over what Continue Reading →