Keith Aubrey

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Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

The Brain

Mental health problems aren’t all in the brain

Divorcing mental ill health from its social and political context, as the BBC’s recent In the Mind Series did, implies wider issues of inequality or poverty don’t matter<p>An open letter to the BBC written by a group of psychologists and other mental health professionals has attracted more than 1,000 …

The Brain

10 Toxic Habits You Need To Give Up To Be Productive

Success is often a play of chance. Sometimes you a hit home run and sometimes you fail miserably. But productivity on the other hand is always under …

The 7 Things Great Listeners Do Differently

Listening is a bit like intelligence—most everyone thinks they’re above average, even though that’s impossible.<p>And listening is a skill you want to be great at. A recent study conducted at George Washington University showed that listening can influence up to 40% of a leader’s job performance.<p>“The …

Become a Fantastic Listener With These 9 Techniques

Not long ago I was reflecting on a conversation that I had with my spouse. I thought that I had not been a very good listener in a conversation that we had about an hour earlier. Knowing that she was in the next room, I called out to her, “Stephanie, I was thinking about that conversation we just …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

The gaping productivity hole in Osborne's election budget

One of the striking announcements in George Osborne’s last budget before the election is a significant reduction in the amount of budget surplus he …

George Osborne