That’ll do, chimps.

This week I heard two wonderful things on the radio that had me punching the air (to the consternation of those behind me at the traffic light) and nodding vigorously in agreement. The first was on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Wednesday. Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about … Continue reading That’ll do, chimps.

Watch your words

Those who read my blog regularly (hi, Mum) will know that I am a bit obsessed with Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. I love the combination of music, inspirational anecdotes and honesty that characterise the show. Yesterday (while driving, again) I caught up with Inga Beale, the CEO of Lloyds of London and her enthusiasm, … Continue reading Watch your words

Into Headship…or not?

The chimps in my head have been going a bit mad this week. For more on the concept of chimps, see here: https://lenabellina.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/into-headship-spring-conference-2/ Basically, they are a concept described by Amanda McMillan, Head of Glasgow Airport, to describe the internal self-critical voices which undermine, criticise and try and cause mayhem when we face challenge in our … Continue reading Into Headship…or not?