Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Board level leadership is vital in promoting good staff health 29/11/12

Board level leadership is vital in promoting good staff health

Mike West argues that when NHS boards monitor, support, and model good staff health and wellbeing, staff will be more likely to take care of their own health.

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A radical, action-based approach to leadership 27/11/12

A radical, action-based approach to leadership

Judi Marshall provides ideas on how combining action research with systems thinking can be a route to more radical thinking.

View on The Guardian website
New maternity and paternity leave legislation could change the way we think about work 19/11/12

New maternity and paternity leave legislation could change the way we think about work

Caroline Gatrell discusses the likely impact of the government's new maternity and paternity legislation.

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Negative side of positive leadership 05/11/12

Negative side of positive leadership

David Collinson critiques the trend towards what he terms 'Prozac leadership' – a culture of excessive positivity.

View on the FT website
The perils of jailing forecasters 01/11/12

The perils of jailing forecasters

Watch out for the consequences if we don't pay enough attention to the subtleties of forecasters' predictions or give them sufficient leeway for error, warns Robert Fildes. 

Forget the Prozac - don't accentuate the positive 19/10/12

Forget the Prozac - don't accentuate the positive

HR Magazine carries an opinion piece by Professor David Collinson on the dangers of excessively positive thinking among business leaders.

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