If a protestor throws a petrol bomb at a line of police officers, why don’t they shoot him? Would that be considered as an over-reaction? Too harsh perhaps? And yet the protestor knows what he’s doing. His intention is to cause harm and injury, if not to kill. Why should the police be expected to … Continue reading Public Policing – A Lesson in Restraint
You have a misbehaving child, prone to tantrums and disagreeability. You don’t seem to be able to get him to do as he is told. It’s always a battle to get him to do what you want. Who do you turn to for help and advice? Teachers, behavioural scientists, parental coaches, grandparents, psychologists, medical professionals … Continue reading Sales Training for Parents
Whenever I see broadcasts on the news of an inter-governmental conference; whenever I see images of enormous government buildings; whenever I see reports of committee meetings or public enquiries I cringe and wince. Looking beyond the headline, I see an army of politicians, officials and bureaucrats busying themselves and yet, I wonder, what are they … Continue reading Governance Gets Too Much
The greatest threat to humanity is not nuclear obliteration, environmental catastrophe, meteor strike or a contagious virus. The greatest threat to our survival comes from ourselves and our relentless drive to develop and progress the world we live in. Generally, we perceive progress to be good for us. It means that we live longer, that … Continue reading Humanity’s Evolutionary Downfall
How long will it be before we consider murderers as being ill rather than being criminal? How long will it be before we medically treat murderers rather than seeking to punish them? Society’s slippery slope of progressive liberalism that seeks to foster a more tolerant, charitable, humanitarian understanding will, one day, deem that all murderous … Continue reading Murder is Mental?
A common complaint that regular runners or walkers make is that they don’t seem to get any quicker. Quite often, the reason for this is that they have acquired a tempo that they have become too used to. And just as with our other ways and routines, our exercise can also become habitual and unchanging. … Continue reading How to Run/Walk Faster – Mechanically
One less publicised thing that Covid-19 may have perhaps revealed is the pharmaceutical conspiracy that exists. In the face of the pandemic it is incredible what the pharmaceutical industry has achieved in producing a vaccine in such a short space of time. It shows what can be done when the will is there. Unfortunately, more … Continue reading The Pharmaceutical Conspiracy…
How long will it be before employers become liable for the stress and depression caused, not to their employees, but to members of their employee’s family? When will employers be sued for causing the divorce or relationship breakdown of their employees? Legally, an employer has a duty of care to their employees. That means they … Continue reading Family Well-Being – An Employer’s Responsibility
If you have a job vacancy and you are looking to recruit somebody who demonstrates commitment, dedication, desire, focus and determination then one of the best places to begin your recruitment search is at the local gym early in the morning. If somebody is prepared to set their alarm clock and get up early in … Continue reading Alarm Call for the Gym
We all have dreams, hopes, aspirations but, I do wonder, how many of us actually get to live out those wonderful life stories of success and fulfilment. Most people plod through life, living out a mundane, uninspiring existence. We work; we relax, we sleep; we work, we relax, we sleep……. Life has a routine; life … Continue reading Living the Dream – Really?