News

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Keep your Spirit Level – A Mindful Story

By Simon Bell At the Bayswater Institute we make use of short stories as a means to engage individuals and groups in a considered appreciation of their context, issues and concerns. We find that stories provide a powerful means for self-examination. The fictions engage a kind of back-door to the things that concern us. They […]

Resist the nudge in 2019: Becoming GroupAware

Post By Professor Simon Bell Making the Connection Wikipedia suggests that ‘Nudge Theory’ “proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence the behaviour and decision making of groups or individuals”. The problem seems to be that the reinforcement can work in any of a number of directions and some are surely not healthy. Increasingly […]

Wisdom in Groups 2019

Wisdom in Groups – Leadership, Strategy and Teams Post by Professor Simon Bell In a fractured world where it seems that people are pulling further and further apart, where we find it hard to understand each other and where conflict seems likely to break out at any moment, we present Wisdom in Groups. Wisdom in Groups from […]