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Banking on the wrong option: Why Goldman Sachs should drop its plan for online appraisals.

Goldman Sachs has recently announced that it will start carrying out staff appraisals online instead of face-to-face. It might sound innovative but the bank could be making a big mistake. First here’s the good news. Goldman Sachs has just announced … Continue reading

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Give social media a break and reboot your happiness

Another day… another piece of research, highlighting the way in which Social Media makes us unhappy. This latest study was carried out on behalf of Privilege the UK home insurer. The researchers’ extrapolate that up to seven million adults in … Continue reading

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Understanding conspiracy theories can help us to understand other unhelpful thought distortions

After Friday’s tragic events in Paris, how soon will the conspiracy theories start to emerge? Will this enter the canon of popular conspiracy theories such as 9/11 and the assassination of JFK? Indeed, the scale of a tragedy correlates closely … Continue reading

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Whisper it to HR, but there is scant evidence that Millennials are any different from their grandparents

I was recently delivering a talk on Be Bulletproof, at a conference for the senior leaders of a large financial services firm. In the Q&A, the question of Millennials was raised a couple of times, and how these ideas of … Continue reading

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We need social contact, but new research shows that online can do more harm than good.

We need social contact; but online can do more harm than good Could social contact be as important as diet or exercise as a predictor of our health and happiness? In Be Bulletproof we argue that few things enhance our … Continue reading

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We are a face-to-face species and new research shows that its in our DNA

For some time we have argued that the need for face-to-face contact is a uniquely human impulse that we ignore at our peril. A new study shows that this need may have its roots even more profoundly in our genetic … Continue reading

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Beware the perils of the under-apology

In Be Bulletproof we argue that nothing is likely to exacerbate an already-fraught situation quite like an under apology. It seems that recent research from the NHS in the UK now bears this out. Getting the wrong diagnosis, poor treatment … Continue reading

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New research shows that it’s the quality of your relationships that predicts your success in life

New research suggests that the quality of our relationships with other people may be the most important determinant of success in life. The new study, by Professor Brooke Feeney, of the University of Pittsburgh and Professor Nancy Collins, of the … Continue reading

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Challenging your boss can be a minefield – but does it have to be? Try these techniques from Be Bulletproof.

As the US plans for a further military intervention in Iraq – this time on humanitarian grounds – many feel the current problems could have been avoided had Defence Secretary Rumsfeld been more willing to listen to those around him … Continue reading

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Want to increase your resilience? Turn off the TV

Relaxing might make us feel less stressed, but as we argue in Be Bulletproof, not all forms of relaxation are equally effective. In fact, some activities that we think of as relaxation may actually be making us less able to … Continue reading

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