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Here are some of Bob and Alicia's recent publications
The art of asking
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
How do we stay relevant and successful in times of massive change? Innovative solutions can be found by habitually challenging assumptions. Curiosity not only binds you to clients, colleagues, bosses and potential employers as a trusted tribe member, it’s also the strongest aspect of developing team cohesion. Habitually asking the important questions could be your most important contribution in group meetings as well as one-to-ones.
Praise: the most potent resilience factor
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Leaders often ask me if there is one thing that would make the most difference in creating resilience and adaptation for their people, themselves and often their families in these trying times. The answer is fairly simple, but, sadly, often refuted or resisted. It is what my partner Bob and I call “potent praise,” which affirms people for not only what they achieve but also how they do it and who they are. Are you getting—and giving—the kind of praise that energises and empowers?
Never mind where you put your bottom; where's your heart?
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Will we work from home all the time? Part of the time? Will anyone come back to the office? Unfortunately, we aren’t asking the right questions.
Why are we so angry?
by
Dr Bob Murray
There are a lot of things to be angry about. Is there a way out? Is there a future which is not filled with anger and resentment? Nobody can know for sure, but there are some hopeful saplings growing in the petrified forest.
Managing COVID Anxiety
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Everyone in today’s uprooted world needs to find areas of their lives in which they can take charge and which will give them a sense of empowerment and enhance their sense of safety. Even for those who seem most secure, taking functional (i.e. not manipulative) control of your relationships is imperative.
Are smartphones making us dumb?
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
In this episode of The Wellness Daily Show, clinical psychologists Dr Bob Murray and Dr Alicia Fortinberry discuss how our modern obsession with technology is changing the way our brains work.
The eye of the needle
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Thankfully, more and more people are acknowledging the association between lack of safe, fulfilling relationships and our social and health issues.
Why are lawyers so depressed?
by
Dr Bob Murray
Lawyers’ wellbeing statistics are not a good read and scientists are still piecing together the reasons why this should be so, explains Dr Bob Murray
The wisdom of old lawyers
by
Dr Bob Murray
Experience is the most valuable asset law firms own, and that shouldn’t be forgotten, argues Dr Bob Murray
How much stress can lawyers take?
by
Dr Bob Murray
Lawyers are among the most stressed professions, but there are some simple steps they can take to mitigate the damage and restore some life-saving equilibrium.
How to secure clients' loyalty
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Being curious and finding commonality with clients and colleagues are key to a committed relationship built around certainty, autonomy, trust and status, says Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Are your partners 'ego depleted'?
by
Dr Bob Murray
Dr Bob Murray considers why some senior lawyers wear ‘a**hole cloaks’ to treat their co-workers badly and how such behaviour can be prevented
The promise of purpose
by
Dr Bob Murray
Agile and still angry
by
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
At a recent leadership program I was struck by the common thread of helplessness, isolation and fear from top to bottom, which had not been there to anything like that extent the year before, writes Fortinberry Murray’s Dr Alicia Fortinberry.
Science, morality and the law
by
Dr Bob Murray
The whole basis of the laws we are governed under is probably false, because it is based on assumptions made some time, hundreds of years ago about humans, about the way we think and the way we operate.
Making Clients "Sticky"
by
Dr Bob Murray
The science behind building client loyalty to a firm is one worth exploring, writes Bob Murray.
The ethics of...well, everything
by
Dr Bob Murray
I believe that the law, and society in general, have got quite the wrong idea of what ethics and ethical conduct are all about and I’m on a kind of mission to correct some widely-held but mistaken assumptions.
Is dishonesty in our genes?
by
Dr Bob Murray
There are a number of actions management can take to reduce the possibility of bad and unethical behaviour.
Introducing you to you
by
Dr Bob Murray
It is important to understand why individuals behave the way they do before we can have any hope to bring any effective change to an organisation’s culture.
Culture change for GRC
by
Dr Bob Murray
90% of the time, culture change initiatives fail to deliver what is wanted.