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Speech by the Rt Hon Lord Owen to The Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Spring Meeting

"...Hubris Syndrome could be a consequence of deficient decision- making under chronic stress.” A little bit of stress he says is good, probably improves decision-making, but too much will deplete the system.”

The Geoffrey Jefferson Lecture: Neuroscience and Psychology of Hubris Syndrome Speech by the Rt Hon Lord Owen to The Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Spring Meeting, Torquay. F...

Written by: The Rt Hon Lord Owen

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Putin: The New Tsar

Aired recently on BBC 2, Putin: The New Tsar tracks the extraordinary rise of an ex-KGB colonel to Boris Yeltsin's successor. The documentary contains commentary throughout by Professor Ian Robertson, Founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and member of the Advisory Group for the Daedalus Trust, on the effects of power on the Russian president's personality. Here are some of the points raised by Robertson on Putin thro...

Written by: BBC 2

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International leadership and business conference – How purpose and compassion unlock positive impact. 9 May 2018

The Compassionate Mind Foundation are organising a one-day conference named 'International Leadership and Business Conference: How Purpose and Compassion Unlock Positive Impact', held at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London, on 9 May 2018. "In a world where the old rules of business no longer seem fit for purpose, organisations are looking with some urgency to their leaders for a...

Written by: The Compassionate Mind Foundation

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Memo to the CEO: are you the source of workplace dysfunction? (2017)

"The risks of turning insensitive and unkind to others increase as you become more senior." Sutton, R. Professor of Management science at Stanford Engineering School McKinsey Quarterly, September 2017. Artwork: Pixabay "...A Google Scholar search on abusive supervision from 2008 to 2016 returns 5,670 scholarly articles and ...

Written by: Prof. Robert I. Sutton

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Power can corrupt leaders. Compassion can save them. (2018)

"...Power impairs our mirror-neurological activity — the neurological function that indicates the ability to understand and associate with others." Hougaard, R., Carter, J. and Chester, L. Harvard Business Review, 15 February 2018 Image: Pexels "...Research by neuroscientist Sukhvinder Obhi, ...has found that power impairs our mirror-neurological activity — the neurological function that indicates ...

Written by: Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Louise Chester

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The Virility Paradox: The vast influence of testosterone on our bodies, minds, and the world we live in (2018)

High levels of testosterone "will deplete compassion and generosity, and even reduce the affection we show our children." Ryan, Charles J. The Virility Paradox: The Vast Influence of Testosterone on Our Bodies, Minds, and the World We Live In. BenBella Books, 2018 A new book titled: The Virility Paradox: The Vast Influence of Testosterone on Our Bodies, Minds, and ...

Written by: Charles J Ryan

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The dynamics of intuition and analysis in managerial and organizational decision making (2017)

A new paper concerned with the dynamics of conscious and non-conscious cognitive processes on behaviours in the workplace environment, is released. Hodgkinson G., and Sadler-Smith E. The Academy of Management Perspectives, November 2017

"This article contributes to the growing body of research and scholarship in management and organization studies (MOS) concerning the dynamics...

Written by: Gerard Hodgkinson and Eugene Sadler-Smith

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