leadership

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 –...

The Football Association made the approach to you – what were you up to when they found you?
I had gone out on my own to build a consultancy, Bluestone Edge. I did that for a number of years, across sport and business, and in time it became more culture...

In the aftermath of a slaughter like Christchurch, we are forced, once again, to confront that old question: how can people be marked for murder, not for anything they have done but simply for who they are? It is a question the killer asks himself in his so-called manifesto...

July 20th, 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon. We all recognise this to be one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy’s dream a reality?

In his new book Richard Wiseman –...

The parties in a controversy over the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment have called for an 'open and respectful' debate.

In the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE), ordinary young men were divided into prisoners and guards in the basement of the university. Quickly...

Update: This collection was originally posted in 2018 as the men's England football team prepared for their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. We looked back on some of our past material considering the mental side of the game (plus some external links).

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Leadership has for too long been grievously neglected by mainstream psychology, and it is good to see the topic now more regularly getting serious scholarly attention, so I hesitate to criticise John Antonakis’s particular effort (‘...

‘In most of the major countries of the globe there are either elected leaders, or strong authoritarian populist movements, and the question is why? Why are these people who, to many of us, are so appalling, so appealing? And of all these people that question is asked most...

After entering this huge maze of a conference to confusion and conflict, and then forging on in search of clarity and creativity,...