Tag Archives: Status and power

  • Learned Helplessness


    Interesting take on Learned Helplessness in organisations: When people believe that their efforts at work don’t matter, they tend to respond in one of two ways. Sometimes they check out and stop trying, like the mathematically challenged child. The other response is less obvious at first. They do the opposite. They become hyperactive. They accept every opportunity […]

  • Satir Categories of Gesture


    Virginia Satir distinguished some classes of gesture in her family therapy sessions. These are universals in human behaviour, and evoke emotional responses in the audience. So they too are anchors. They are known as the Satir Categories. Notice how your meaning, intonation and message changes when you say the same words using the different gestures. […]

  • Effective meetings


    The higher you get in an organisation the more time you spend in meetings. While it’s clear that for some just being in the meeting is their job (!), if you’d like to get the rest of your job done more effectively, these tools on Productive Meetings are a great place to start, and may help you […]

  • Toxic Leaders and CEOs


    I’m researching to write my own article for Human Capital Magazine on how to deal with Toxic CEOs, here are some goodies I’ve found. How To Spot A Toxic Leader summarises a Harvard Business Review article for coaches of CEOs which categorises Toxic CEOs into 4 categories: narcissist manic-depressive passive-aggressive emotionally disconnected The guidelines are for […]