That question was asked, almost as an aside, by a BBC journalist of a senior policeman in an item on the reduction of violent crime (a 12% fall had been recorded, an ongoing trend): “Do you think“, he asked, “that the increasing power of women is a factor in the violent crime figures going down?”
Let's explore what makes us tick and how we present ourselves to the world.
Psychologies’ very own Suzy Greaves and I were having an interesting discussion the other day about how authenticity seems to be the in-vogue value.
External power, the kind people get from being respected or rich, only lasts as long as people are willing to give it to us. As soon as we lose our position or fall out of favor, our power falls away. There is no telling when this kind of power might be taken from us, as many deposed dictators and fired execs have discovered.
Want to be more courageous? Find out how you can learn to live with your vulnerabilities using a double-decker bus
Facing our fears and living with our vulnerabilities is something we all struggle with. Watch this video to find out why courage is so important, why living with vulnerability is so difficult and how I've learned to live with my vulnerabilities using a double-decker bus.
30 Days of Adventure: During your 30 days of adventuring dare you sort out your radiators from the drains?
How about this for a challenge - do a quick audit of your relationships. Even in the summer we need radiators.
Forever on the go and asking yourself, 'But HOW can I possibly slow down?!' Try my favourite tips...
I’d better add a health warning to this post. I’ve just completed another RenewYou licensing event and once again been overwhelmed by the friendship and support so may just be a bit emotional…but I see nothing wrong with that. I’m a human, we emote. There’s been quite a bit of media-chat about women and friendship of late, mostly to the effect that women don’t make good friendships or look after each other in business.
I’ve been coaching quite a lot recently within organisations undergoing change. It’s tough if you’re the recipient of a major reorganisation, not least waiting to find out whether you have a job or not. Stress levels can rocket through the roof. If you are in this position, I have a question for you: Have you stopped looking after yourself?
It’s Friday and you’ve had a stressful week at work and are longing for the week end. Phew, thank goodness Friday is here and you dash home thankfully and very tired. But somehow the week end you had planned doesn’t quite cut the mustard. Your longed for rest and relaxation doesn’t materialise and you find yourself tetchy and irritated for much of the time. People around you are getting on your nerves and maybe you find yourself snapping at those close to you – kids, your partner or friends