leadership

Covid, Brexit, the rise of populist authoritarian regimes, low trust in governments and changing ideas about political leadership have all brought the psychology of politicians and voters to the forefront of our collective minds. The BPS Political Psychology Section symposium...

As a British teenager, I meet a beautiful Burmese girl, April, on the school bus. She and her family self-exiled in 1964, soon after the military coup, to start a new life in England. They arrived at Heathrow as immigrants with £100 each in their pockets and some furniture...

In a nutshell, what makes an effective leader? Can anyone become a good leader?
Effective leaders know their people, love their people and inspire their people! That’s what the latest research from neuroscience, psychology and business literature...

Although it came out in summer 2020, a friend recommended the US comedy Ted Lasso to me in January as a ‘smart, funny, feel-good show without irony, naivety or self-deprecation’. In the midst of winter and the start of Lockdown 3.0, this sounded like tonic for the...

Covid-19 has led to an abrupt shift, significant change, insecurity and fresh challenge. Many people have been forced into unemployment, some furloughed and others working from home are embracing digital communications to replace face-to-face contact.  

Whilst Zoom, MS...

The news that Boris Johnson's aide Dominic Cummings broke lockdown restrictions to drive 260 miles from London to Durham when he and his wife had possible Covid symptoms has created a media storm which is voicing fears that...

Reputation can be difficult to describe and difficult to measure and quantify. It is a consequence of everything you say or do, it is what people say about you in your absence, and no other tangible or intangible asset is worth as much or has such a positive or detrimental...

In their new book, Malignant Narcissism and Power: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Madness and LeadershipCharles Zeiders and ...

What is ‘new power’ in a nutshell?
New power is made by many, it is open, participatory and peer-driven. It operates like a current and, like water or electricity, it is most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is to channel it. New power...

I would like to draw the attention of BPS members, especially those who work in the NHS, to a letter which has gone from the NHS Chief People Officer to all NHS professional bodies, including the BPS, as well as to all NHS regulatory bodies, including the HCPC. This letter –...