The 10 best posts of 2016

As many of us head in to the Christmas holidays, I wanted to do a round-up of the most popular posts on this blog.

This blog started in August 2016, at the same time that HALO Psychology was launched. I haven’t always posted as regularly as I would have liked and my intention is to write much more next year. My focus has shifted towards sketchnotes.  I’ve loved conveying tools, techniques and theories in easy-to-digest visual formats and admit that this has taken me away from writing.

This is why it’s helpful to have a look at the posts which have proven to popular with you. That way, I can ensure I’m providing more thought-provoking content that meets your needs.

On a final note, I just want to say a big “THANK YOU” for following, liking and sharing my posts. It means a lot.


The 10 best posts of 2016

#1 The 3 factors that make change work – from August 2016

This post explores the impact that behavioural change approaches can make to organisational change, with a particular focus on the work of B.F. Skinner.

#2 How to motivate your team (there’s more to know than Maslow!) – from November 2016

This post explores alternative and lesser known theories of motivation; providing managers with ideas for     better motivating their team members.

#3 What politicians can learn from high performing team research – from August 2016

This post used the research of Carl Larson and Frank LaFasto to look at the UK Government’s new Cabinet led by the (then) new Prime Minister, Theresa May.

#4 “I’m worried they’re going to find out!” – How to overcome impostor syndrome – from October 2016

Inspired by the many leadership coaching clients who have had the same issue – namely the feeling they aren’t good enough for their role – this post offers helpful advice for overcoming impostor syndrome.

#5 Danger! Danger! How to spot the signs of burnout in your team (and what to do about it) – from November 2016

With rising pressure in workplaces caused by cuts to people (but not necessarily the work), this post offers relevant and helpful advice for managers looking to support their teams.

#6 Workplace conflict: How to handle it like a pro – from November 2016

Workplace conflict often stems from something small and innocuous, which then spirals out of control. This post explores common root causes and offers managers tips and techniques to prevent and handle conflict.

#7 Think you’re an authentic leader? Here’s 7 clues to let you know if you are – from October 2016

This post explores the importance of coaching as a way for leaders to better understand themselves and hence, become more effective in their leadership roles.

#8 4 ways leaders can successfully engage staff during change – from October 2016

Too much of the wrong kind of communication can disengage staff from the change you’re leading. This post offers advice on how to get the right balance of communication and engagement to inspire and motivate your staff.

#9 How to take your team’s performance to the next level – from November 2016

A more detailed breakdown of the work by Larson and LaFasto, with advice to managers looking to take their teams from good to great.

#10 How do you know if you’re a transformational leader? – from August 2016

This post threw down a challenge to leaders following psychological research which showed a clear link between the style of leadership, level of productivity and ability to handle job strain.

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