Male bosses are from Mars, female bosses are from Venus…or are they? From Dialogue

I recently contributed a short piece on leadership and gender to Dialogue Review – see below. There are other excellent pieces by Liz Mellon, Phil Young, and Lisa Danels. What does the male brain most resemble in the universe?’ (the answer is below). ‘Gender’ is a fast and handy way of coding populations and classifying individuals: it is a widely… Read More

Great Piece From Mosaic on Resilience:

“I saw things children shouldn’t see” – surviving a troubled childhood A piece from Mosaic. This article first appeared on Mosaic and is republished here under a Creative Commons licence. Why are some people able to become happy, well-adjusted adults even after growing up with violence or neglect? Their life stories – from 1950s Hawaii… Read More

Building a better hierarchy: Why middle managers matter

Originally posted on Flip Chart Fairy Tales:
It’s become fashionable over the years to have a go at middle managers. They tend to get blamed for everything that is wrong in an organisation. These plodding mediocrities stifle innovation. Even if they don’t stop change altogether, they slow it down, as the initial energy and enthusiasm gets…