Primary Colours

Primary Colours

Just as every hue in the rainbow can be traced back to a mix of primary colours, can human behaviours and the ways we communicate them, be boiled down to a recognisable pattern? Alas, humans don’t conform to colour theory. In fact, if there’s one truly consistent thing about human behaviour, it’s that people behave   [ more » ]

Still Firing, but with feeling

Still Firing, but with feeling

Just like the sending and receiving of Christmas cards, the distribution of pink slips or redundancy notices terminating employment within any company is a ritual that follows complex rules. Nevertheless, firing triggers powerful feelings of anxiety and exclusion, providing managers with some of their toughest communication challenges. The firing process can be outsourced and impersonalised,   [ more » ]

Life skills reflect your charisma

Life skills reflect your charisma

The following text appears in A World Book of Values,  featuring descriptions of 365 values  edited by Patrick Somers and Kate Stephenson.  It was  published in 2015 and contains a foreward by  Richard Barrett, whose  values methodology it explores. The  descriptions of  “Life Skills” and “Congeniality” were  penned by Richard House,  architect  and founder of    [ more » ]

In Praise of Congeniality

In Praise of Congeniality

The following text appears in A World Book of Values,  featuring descriptions of 365 values  edited by Patrick Somers and Kate Stephenson.  It was  published in 2015 and contains a foreward by  Richard Barrett, whose  values methodology it explores. The  descriptions of  “Life Skills” and “Congeniality” were  penned by Richard House,  architect  and founder of    [ more » ]