Food for thought

Smart business is good business. Here are some thoughts to provoke, challenge and inspire.

How to change people's minds when they refuse to listen

How to change people's minds when they refuse to listen

Research into climate change deniers shows how behavioural science can break down intransigence.

Why you're terrible at recruitment (and can AI help?)

Why you're terrible at recruitment (and can AI help?)

The short version is you're full of biases and your hiring processes are badly designed....

The psychological principle behind great branding

The psychological principle behind great branding

Expert marketers use four tools to create positive brand connections, says academic Mark Haselgrove.

The dangers of data analytics

The dangers of data analytics

A whole generation of businesses has placed its faith in the numbers in the belief...

Does air pollution make your staff less productive?

Does air pollution make your staff less productive?

A US education study suggests that breathing better air boosts performance.

How other companies are benefitting from nudge theory

How other companies are benefitting from nudge theory

Behavioural science offers opportunities to improve performance, but beware going too far.

2 simple ways to improve board meetings

2 simple ways to improve board meetings

Unproductive meetings are a missed opportunity as well as a drain on time, says author...

Thought leadership? Don't put us to sleep

Thought leadership? Don't put us to sleep

As chief executives hear plans from their comms teams, they should remember the basics, says...

The Kremlin guide to negotiation

The Kremlin guide to negotiation

Soviet diplomats developed sophisticated methods of getting what they wanted. Here's a selection.

There's no such thing as a male or female brain - and why that matters

There's no such thing as a male or female brain - and why ...

Our brains respond to how we expect them to behave, says neuroscientist and author Gina...

The books CEOs should be reading this Christmas

The books CEOs should be reading this Christmas

Broaden your mind with these new releases exploring how to overcome 'badness', a world without...

A flight crew's approach to crisis management

A flight crew's approach to crisis management

Those in positions of power do not lose authority by asking questions.