A Friday thought for Mother’s Day.

Mother knows best. This week’s article is a short and simple lesson from my mother.  My mother is sadly no longer with us, she never held a leadership role in business, but I believe she was a natural leader.  Here is an example of her style that hopefully illustrates a behavioural point in the leadership Read more about A Friday thought for Mother’s Day.[…]

A Friday thought on punishment

I accept what you are saying, but I still want to discipline people for doing things wrong. One of the most common areas for resistance in behavioural science is the concept of positive recognition for desired behaviours.  When presented with the scientific evidence that you get more with the carrot than you do with the Read more about A Friday thought on punishment[…]

A Friday thought on accidents

If we are so inherently safe, why do we have accidents? I was recently at a festival.  It was a family friendly festival, where middle aged adults brought their children to have fun and enjoy live music at night and family friendly activities during the day.  At the festival was an old-school funfair.  The fair Read more about A Friday thought on accidents[…]

People do as they are told, right?

The truth is, our behaviour is based more on our learning from experience than following instruction.  However, if a rule is written to keep us safe, or an instruction is given that will make our company more profitable, why wouldn’t we follow it? Until 1983, it was not a legal requirement to wear a seatbelt in your car Read more about People do as they are told, right?[…]