When: Owls, Larks and Third Birds

Dan Pink’s latest book ‘When: The scientific secrets of perfect timing’ had me enthralled from start to finish. He makes a strong case for thinking carefully about ‘when’ we do things – think, make decisions, exercise, time breaks… We are all governed by ‘circadian rhythms’ – our internal body clock that keeps us functioning.  Pink...

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Are You Suffering from Earned Dogmatism?

You are clever right? You have great experience that informs your views and allows you to confidently back your judgements. Great! And… take care…. Earned dogmatism is a cognitive bias where smart people overestimate the extent of their expertise*. Numerous studies have shown that we overestimate our expertise, especially in relation to expertise we have...

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3 ways to promote curiosity in leadership

Curiosity creates relationships. It brings people together—it doesn’t kill cats. In the September 2018 Harvard Business Review, Professor Francesca Gino summarises the benefits of curiosity as fewer decision-making errors, more innovative and positive changes, reduced group conflict, open communication, and better performance. My focus with leaders is typically on the last two. As leaders, when...

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