Chris Welford

Fear in the workplace

There’s a theory that we have four basic emotions: fear, anger, sadness and joy, the primary colours of emotional life. Putting joy aside as self-evidently a good thing, it’s hard to believe that...


In politics or the workplace, if people relate to us as adults, we obey the law of reciprocation

Sainsbury’s chief executive, Justin King, warned prime minister David Cameron earlier this month that gloomy messages talking down the economy don’t help anyone.


Want to get the best from your most talented people? Then set them free

In a business world where talent and knowledge is at a premium, organisations cannot afford to lose their senior executives or rising stars, or to have those individuals contribute less than their...