Blog 2017-02-21T14:06:02+00:00
2703, 2019

The Insignificance of Significance Testing

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Psychometrics, Science|Tags: , |

This week, scientists from around the world have made a call to stop the over-reliance on the use of statistical significance testing as a means of establishing what constitutes good science. The problem it seems is that the general public, and many researchers, don’t seem to understand the significance of

1103, 2019

The Gendered Brain and the Seven Deadly Sins of Psychological Science

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology, Science|

A new book has recently hit the market that I believe should be mandatory reading for most scientists in the field. The book is called - 'The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters The Myth Of The Female Brain' - and the key premise of the book is that men and women’s brains are simply not that different.While the key issue discussed is certainly important, I believe there are far larger issues for the discipline that are highlighted in this book.

712, 2017

The Role Of The Executive Psychologist As A Coach

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Executive Coaching, Psychology|Tags: , , |

Executive coaching is increasingly popular for organisations aiming to get the best out of their managers and high performing talent. With the proliferation of demand, comes an increase in supply. In an unregulated industry, this results in anyone being able to call themselves a coach and organisations willing to certify

2405, 2016

Is Your Job A Tim Ferriss Experiment Or A Josh Waitzkin Mastery Goal?

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Performance|Tags: , , , |

As I have become more familiar with the work and thinking of both Tim Ferriss and Josh Waitzkin, I can form a clear dichotomy between their writing. While both have an interest in attainment and skill acquisition, through Ferriss I see the embodiment of the Pareto principle to reach competency quickly, while with Waitzkin the focus is mastery.

1705, 2016

Social Comparison and Its Negative Consequences

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections, Psychology|Tags: , , |

About a year ago, a friend contacted me out of the blue as he was having a hard time busting out of a slump. He had been down for a couple of months and just could not seem to lift his spirits no matter how hard he tried. Through our discussion, it was clear he was exhibiting all the tell-tale signs of depression.

905, 2016

Bringing the Negative to Positive Psychology and Reality to the Mindfulness Movement

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , |

While positive psychology has contributed greatly to the psychology of goal attainment, at times the links between psychology and reaching one’s aspirations take a step too far. One cannot simply ‘think and grow rich’ as much as we might wish this to be so.

3003, 2016

Lest We Forget: 5 Key Lessons in Leadership from Lee Kuan Yew

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , |

The impact of LKY’s thinking on me, as an expatriate in Singapore, has been profound. While I was aware of him prior to arriving in the country in 2013, it is only since my arrival that I have undertaken the readings required to develop a more detailed glimpse into his thinking.

2103, 2016

Grit: The Power to Overcome

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Performance, Personal Reflections|Tags: , , , |

Combining grit with the realisation that obstacles are part of the journey helps one to take a positive attitude to the challenges that are a part of life. Rather than being despondent about yet another challenge, it is an opportunity to further strengthen oneself and develop the required skill sets to perform at an even higher level.