"What role does money play in our lives"
This paper explores the role money plays in our lives. First, it addresses the symbolic role of money, especially as it relates to developmental forces such as rivalry, competitiveness, envy, greed, and love. Then, it argues that the mindless pursuit of money contributes to a mortgaged life. In this context, the author explores the relationship between money and health, and money and happiness.
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"Leaders and the art of forgiveness"
The knee-jerk reaction of too many people in leadership positions when they feel wronged is righteous indignation and the urge for revenge. But one factor that sets truly transformational leaders apart from the run-of-the-mill is the ability to forgive - to let feelings of anger, resentment and blame fall away and become something constructive. This article looks at how forgiveness can make for a good business tool.
Published on 19 Jul, 2013
"Assessing psychological risk factors of leaders"
This blog presents a quick assessment of psychological risk factors for high performing individuals.
Published on 18 Apr, 2015
"In search of introspection and reflection"
Published on 23 Jun, 2014
"Slacking off is a great way to nurture our imagination"
In our current 24/7 society, introspection and reflection have become lost arts. Instead, we are at risk of becoming victims of information and work overload. In this article, the authors argue that slacking off—or a conscious effort to do nothing—is a great way to induce states of mind that nurture our imagination.
Published on 20 Dec, 2014
"Are you suffering from the wealth fatigue syndrome?"
This blog entry explores the wealth fatigue syndrome. Instead, one should invest in enduring things that matter.
Published on 10 Dec, 2014
"Forgiveness as a business tool"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review explores how costly it is to hold on to grudges and how an unforgiving attitude keeps people from moving forward.
Published on 4 Dec, 2013
"An Early Warning System for Team’s Stress Level"
Inspired by aviation and medical best practices for handling crises, we set out to develop a simple yet robust protocol that could help executives anticipate cases of potential burnout. Rather than being a test, survey, or assessment tool, the Stress-APGAR provides a set of guidelines that help executives think about and articulate factors that may lead to burnout.
Published on 26 Apr, 2017
"Personailty and techno-stress"
Published on 25 May, 2016
"The victim syndrome in org contexts"
This working paper explores the victim syndrome within an organisational context, and provides a checklist to identify people who are victims of it.
Published on 24 Jul, 2012
"Death anxiety and succession issues"
This article takes a clinical lens to explore death anxiety as a motivational force, how it affects behaviour in organisations, and how we metabolise the feelings death evokes.
Published on 1 Feb, 2014