Leadership in times of crisis. Don’t look up – look inside, outside and sideways.

It seems like we’re into a new phase of Covid-19. The phony war is over, and the real one is starting. In the phony war, there was lots of support (depending where you are in the world). Here in the UK, the shock forced a Government committed to “small state” philosophies to create the biggestContinue reading “Leadership in times of crisis. Don’t look up – look inside, outside and sideways.”

Evidence Based Leadership – an Oxymoron??

When things are changing around us and uncertainty has the stage by the time we have evidence, it’s already happened. When does a reliance on data and evidence become a cop out? Very few of us would deny the value and power of data in advancing science, or the power of science to increase ourContinue reading “Evidence Based Leadership – an Oxymoron??”

The Marshmallow Recovery?

Looking at the crumbling wall of resolve as we dismantle lockdown reminds me of Walter Mischel’s famous experiment testing children’s ability to delay eating a marshmallow when promised a second one after a short period as a reward for the delay. By tracking later lives, the conclusion was the restraint was linked closely to laterContinue reading “The Marshmallow Recovery?”