Decision-making is changing – hubris is out, transparency is in…

“The typical management hierarchy increases the risk of large, calamitous decisions. As decisions get bigger, the ranks of those able to challenge the decision maker get smaller. Hubris, myopia, and naïveté can lead to bad judgement at any level, but the danger is greater when the decision maker’s power is, for all purposes, incontestable” Harvard […]

If a plant were wilting we wouldn’t diagnose it with “wilting-plant-syndrome” – we would change its conditions.

This quote from a recent article by Psychologist Sanah Ahsam ( is everything we need to understand about workplace wellbeing and performance. For far too long our workplace performance strategies have been about ‘engineering’ (unsuccessfully most of the time) our employees to thrive under sub-optimal conditions. A route that leaves everyone unsatisfied and businesses heavily […]

Changing our perspective on our people challenges is critical to overcoming them

I speak with many mangers and leaders who are seemingly at a loss when it comes to overcoming the people challenges in their organizations and teams. They look at me with exasperated and frustrated expressions and say things like: “They are so apathetic, they aren’t motivated to go the extra mile”. “All they do is […]

This workplace strategy will help our organisations to thrive in a vuca world

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) – sounds like the trailer for a thriller movie. When we consider this little acronym is used to describe our reality, it can be somewhat overwhelming. What do we need to not only survive these challenging times, but thrive in them? What do we need from the people working […]

Workplace Wellbeing in the GCC

Bobbi and our guest Victoria Baverstock gather together to discuss how wellbeing awareness has changed in the GCC region and how it is now changing the landscape for workplace wellbeing. Furthermore, they question themselves to what degree the region will be involved in innovating solutions to overcome some of today’s wellbeing challenges. Victoria’s LinkedIn profile: […]

The myth of controlling information in business

One common feature of management over the past few centuries has been to control the flow of information amongst employees. The argument goes that giving too many people too much information is risky as it leads to mistakes, confusion, misinterpretation, lack of efficiency and so on.   This control happens both vertically with a select […]

What is a tactical approach to workplace wellbeing and why is it high-risk?

A tactical approach seeks to tackle the problems. A strategic approach seeks to eliminate or reduce the cause. A tactical approach might plaster over some cracks, but more likely it will create a false sense of security because we see lots of ‘good’ activity taking place, when below the surface, those cracks to become gaping […]

Family in Workplace Wellbeing

In this episode, Bobbi and our guest Jasmine Navarro discuss what family wellbeing is, how family stressors affect employees in the workplace and how employers can contribute to support their employees. Jasmine’s contacts Jasmine@withnava.comhttps://www.withnava.com group for parents: guide for parents: You can listen to the episode also on Apple Podcasts ( and Spotify ( Listen […]