Review of Tyrant: Shakespeare on Power by Stephen Greenblatt

Two friends over a dinner not only highly recommended this book but lent me a copy.  Stephen Greenblatt is an American Shakespearean literary historian and author. He is a Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. The book is gallery of tyrants from the Shakespeare canon: Julius Caesar, Richard III, King Lear, Macbeth. Yet one name hovers on nearly every page of: that of the 45th president of the United States.  Greenblatt freely acknowledges that the 2016 presidential election in.....

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How many Corporate Psychopaths are out there?

Ronson speaking at Politicon, 2016 Recently a colleague, George Bijak, sent me the following TEDx talk by Jon Ronson.  I blogged about Ronson and his terrific book back in 2011: The Emotional Intelligence of a Psychopath. The most interesting part of the talk to me appears just after the 8-minute mark when Ronson estimates the number of psychopaths in the TEDx audience.  According to Ronson, “One in a hundred regular people is a psychopath. Now there's 1,500 people in this room. S.....

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Goodbye to my favourite corporate psychopath

While the USA Presidential Result is still being disputed articles like this are Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose? are appearing everywhere.  In this article Trump is defined as a ‘grandiose narcissist’ to explain his behaviour.  There is no question that Trump is narcissistic; since his election in November 2016 he has been my favourite example in my workshops of the corporate psychopath displaying all the 7MTF characteristics of low Regulator and high GoGetter.  U.....

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How I Came to Write a Management Book for my Elder Daughter Louisa

I am writing this blog on account of a LinkedIn post by one of my contacts: Jaspal Kaur Sagoo who has bought and read The Humm Handbook.  Of all the types of endorsements, unsolicited compliments are the best. The story about the Humm Handbook begins in 1972 when I was halfway through completing an MBA course at the London Business School.  Charles Handy was my tutor.  This was before Charles had written his first book and had established himself as a leading British management guru. .....

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"Put in a sales perspective, I loved your presentation! I got a lot from what you talked about and I will read your book."

Peter Morris, Executive Officer, Lomax Financial Group

Your presentation on 'Lifting your Level of Emotional Intelligence" to 10 CEOs scored an average 8.9 out of 10 for the topic and 8.5 for the presentation which is great. A couple of the attendees gave you a 10 out of 10, and the comments were:

- Great presentation. Very informative.

- Excellent presentation.

- made me think.

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