About Graham

Bio

Behavioural scientist and psychotherapist. Lecturer, author, coach, facilitator and moderator - specialising in business, leadership, enterprise and management. A confidant to people in positions of power (www.the-confidant.info). Executive lead for research for the BACPC (the coaching division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Coaching Division. Project lead for research for the Royal Life Saving Society UK. Churchill Fellow in Industry and Education.

Comments & conversations

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Graham Wilson
Posted 12 months ago
Is it part of human nature to have a hierarchy?
I'd ask why there's such a need for a single solution to so many questions? We seem obsessed with finding THE definitive single solution. Under some circumstances, humans and other animals form a hierarchy. Under other circumstances, they do not. Look at self-directed work groups and self-managed team working. There may be dominant members, but the group may be far more conscious in what it is projecting onto those individuals. Not all leaders need to be at the pinnacle of their organisation, either. Check out Robert Greenleaf and Servant Leadership, for example. Cheers Graham
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Graham Wilson
Posted almost 4 years ago
Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos
I think it was just unfortunate that the presentation drew on material from an existing documentary. I am not clear what kind of briefing people get when they speak at TED and I get the impression that Susan Savage-Rumbaugh wasn't all that well prepared for it. She relied a little too heavily on the video, though I'm sure that was what inspired the audience to give her a standing ovation.