The importance of your physical environment

The importance of your physical environment

I have recently been noticing just how important our physical environment is to both our wellbeing and the quality of our thinking. The physical environment we inhabit is a powerful enabler of not only clarity of thought, but also creativity. Creating the physical...
Parallel Process in Coaching

Parallel Process in Coaching

I was recently reminded of the importance of the parallel process in coaching during a session with a bright and experienced individual who had been promoted to a new role. The coaching was to be around resourcing herself to deal with the challenges of her new role....
Rise of the demagogue: A tale of cognitive bias

Rise of the demagogue: A tale of cognitive bias

The rise of Donald J. Trump is the latest in a wave of populist, hate filled demagoguery that is emerging in western democracies. The potential consequences of a Trump victory are scary to say the least. While I usually avoid politics, I feel compelled to say...
Blame: Why it happens so easily

Blame: Why it happens so easily

We’ve all been part of the blame game at some point. Either dealing it out or being blamed for things we probably had little to do with. It is fair to say that human beings are too quick to look for someone or something to blame when things go wrong. But why?...
On being led astray

On being led astray

I was travelling around Japan recently, en route to a popular shrine. Along with the other tourists on the bus, I noticed a few uniform-clad Japanese middle schoolers going to the same place. Interestingly, they were travelling without an adult and appeared quite...