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January 15, 2020

About a billion people are unfulfilled at work. According to Gallup’s Global State of the Workplace survey, 85% of employees are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work, indicating that the majority of the global workforce are unhappy. They estimate a loss of $7...

January 8, 2020

Over a decade ago, an article titled “festive medical myths” was published in the British Medical Journal. It listed misconceptions such as “you can cure a hangover”, “sugar causes hyperactivity in children” and also “suicides increase over the holidays”. Two decades e...

December 11, 2019

It was spring/summer 2014 when I found myself in tears on a park bench outside the building where I worked.

I think it was the first time I’d cried at work. The pressure was mounting. I’d spent almost two decades building a career that loved. But I felt the path was pet...

December 4, 2019

Think about some of the best moments or opportunities of your life or career: chances are there was an element of spontaneity and surprise. Perhaps it seemed like a problem to start with, then turned into a great opportunity. 

This week I came home and found a copy of t...

November 27, 2019

This question came up on the last webinar as well as on a leadership training I did for a group of bright dentists specialising in population health with Health Education England. 

The question of “getting more qualifications” also comes up quite often in one form or an...

November 20, 2019

I’ve never been inspired by the idea of work-life balance. It sounds like a false dichotomy and an arbitrary one. It’s the product of a culture where we work too much, no?

Personally, I don’t separate between the personal and the professional. I prefer to talk about the...