Good organizational citizenship

“That which isn’t good for the hive, isn’t good for the bee.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.

Head Space: using psychological distance to make better decisions

Our best decisions are made when we are calm and clear-headed, when we have the time to reflect on our lived experience and to consider a wide range of facts, evidence and experiences from other people’s perspectives too. When under pressure to decide right here and right now (whether that perceived pressure and sense of… Continue reading Head Space: using psychological distance to make better decisions

If you want to succeed in your resolutions, then start thinking about failure

When do you start thinking about your New Year Resolutions? Sometime between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, when, perhaps, the excesses of the festive season have started to take their toll and you’re looking forward to starting off the New Year with a renewed spring in your step? Out with the old, in with… Continue reading If you want to succeed in your resolutions, then start thinking about failure

Doing things on purpose: how the single-minded pursuit of simple actions beats multi-tasking hands down

In the highly-connected world that we live in today, it is not unreasonable to demand instant answers to the questions that pop into our heads at any time of day. When we want to know our bank balance, or what time a train departs, or what’s on at the cinema this week, we simply open… Continue reading Doing things on purpose: how the single-minded pursuit of simple actions beats multi-tasking hands down