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May 23, 2019

Why Incompetent Leaders Get Ahead: Our Expert Interview With Tomas Chamarro-Premuzic

In his provocatively titled new book, “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?", Tomas Chamarro-Premuzic boldly presents the case for a causal link between gender and competence. Fortunately, he also tells us what to do about it. This debate centers on the relationship between competence and confidence. Visible self-confidence is more common in men […]

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December 11, 2015

Cheaters Never Prosper...

Have you ever done something that's… well... a little bit naughty… ? And then completely got away with it? Can you remember how it felt? I experienced this very recently. Someone bought me a scratch card as a birthday treat and I was delighted to be the jackpot winner of the grand total of... one […]

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August 21, 2015

Do I Really Know You?

As a crime reporter for various regional newspapers, I was exposed to the hidden – and sometimes not so hidden – underbelly of life in seemingly respectable communities. Every neighborhood endures the annoyance and frustrations of low-level wrongdoing: vandalism, graffiti, theft, and other anti-social behaviors. But, every so often, a town would be shocked or […]

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December 17, 2014

Reflecting on Your Inner Self

We can all understand the differences between people in terms of their age, gender, appearance, and cultural backgrounds, but we often fail to grasp the idea that we don’t all sense, process and judge things in the same way. How else can we explain the obvious truth in George Carlin’s observation that “anybody driving slower […]

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