Archive for November, 2014

(Yet another blog on) banks, fines, ethics, culture, regulation and why ‘something must be done’

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November 27th, 2014

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The only thing that is missing from the title of this post is ‘Think of the children, oh why won’t you think of the children!!’, accompanied by suitable handwringing and wistful looks skywards to some Higher Power. Part of me thinks ‘why bother writing this’, and another believes this is too important to allow myself […]

Leadership: Stress and Hubris

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November 24th, 2014

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As promised, I am reporting back after the conference on Leadership: Stress and Hubris at the Royal Society of Medicine. Adrian Furnham identified three pre-requisites to hubristic leadership – certain personality traits (poor personal relationships, inability to deal with change, poor self-image), the environment and followers. So following the conference I have collated a composite of […]

The healing power of nature

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November 13th, 2014

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This is my first autumn living and working in Sussex, where Roffey Park Institute has its UK base. For the previous five decades, I have always lived and worked in capital cities: in busy noisy artificially lit bustling metropolises. No sense was left un-assaulted in a 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, constant […]

Hubris Syndrome and organisational leadership.

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November 10th, 2014

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On 18 November the Royal School of Medicine, the Daedalus Trust and the British Psychological Society will meet with a collection of professionals to explore Hubris Syndrome, Stress and Leadership – the intoxication of power. I am lucky enough to be attending. Whilst the field to date is very interested in the effect on politicians […]