Journalism

I am a regular contributor to the Financial Times on psychological issues in business.  I also frequently contribute features and articles for TV, radio and other printed media. Selected articles are reproduced below.


Mind tricks at work

Mind tricks at work

Psychological manoeuvres to cope with work stresses can be harmful There are many ways of dealing with extreme stress at work: chatting around the water ...
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Review: Mental Illness at Work

Review: Mental Illness at Work

“No great genius has ever existed without a touch of madness,” said Aristotle, and it is a point worth making that mental illness should not ...
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Paranoia at work is out to get you

Paranoia at work is out to get you

People with a disposition towards extreme paranoia see betrayal and disapproval everywhere. Believing that people are out to get them, they frequently misinterpret situations, seeing ...
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The managers who fear conflict

The managers who fear conflict

A failure to address conflicts at work is one of the main reasons executives lose respect in a team. Failing to act because of a ...
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Surviving the success of others

Surviving the success of others

It is one of the most shameful feelings to admit – the twinge of joy experienced when a colleague fails. Although you would prefer to ...
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Why we see bosses as parents

Why we see bosses as parents

When people close their front door in the morning and think they have left their families behind them for a simpler life at work, they ...
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Emotions at work in finance

Emotions at work in finance

Rational and objective: that is how business people like to see themselves, believing there is no room for emotion in their decision making. Yet whenever ...
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The need to rein in perfectionism

The need to rein in perfectionism

In psychotherapy we have a useful concept to take the pressure off parents who feel they need to be perfect. We say they need only ...
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