Which Conversational Lane are you Driving in?

Watch this short video as an example of how Conversational Goals can go awry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPwTdce90RY&t=1s Recently a relative initiated a conversation with me that at first felt like a very personal attack on my character.  I felt  defensive, upset and angry but thankfully I was able to recognise this as [...]

August 22nd, 2022|

Hello Lover of the Truth – Do you have Cognitive Antibodies to combat Misinformation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8k8Vg8jeYU We live in an environment that is drenched in misinformation, “fake news”, and propaganda, not because of an unavoidable accident but because it has been created by people in pursuit of political and economic objectives.  This is not a natural disaster, it’s human-made. On a positive side, this implies [...]

July 20th, 2022|

A Cuckoo in the Whistleblowing nest

See update as at 15th January 2023 on Point 9 (who funds WhistleblowersUK?) and Point 8 (Twitter sock accounts) Without Prejudice I am writing this as a long term, respected and active participant in the international whistleblowing space and especially as a legitimate whistleblower.  In the spirit of transparency, openness, [...]

December 14th, 2021|

Artful Paltering – using truthful statements to mislead others

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq7Lf2SzM6M Referring to his relationship with Monica Lewinsky, U.S. President Bill Clinton claimed “there is not a sexual relationship.” The Starr Commission later discovered that there “had been” a sexual relationship, but that it had ended months before Clinton’s interview with Jim Lehrer. During the interview, Clinton made a [...]

September 8th, 2021|

Tone From The Top : When A High Court Judge Stands By Whistleblowers

What does the stoic reserve clause and whistleblowers share in common? Hupexhairesis is the stoic reserve clause meaning to undertake any action while accepting that the outcome isn’t entirely under your control. A stoic minded archer’s true goal is to fire his bow skilfully knowing he controls his aim but not [...]

June 6th, 2021|

How does the EU principle of “Do no Significant Harm” protect Whistleblowers?

The ‘do no significant harm’ principle must extend to whistleblowers “Do no Significant Harm” is the principle that underscores the EU's approach to sustainable growth, following the adoption of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The EU Commission has expressed in [...]

June 3rd, 2021|

Your Voice as a Vaccine for Bullshit

      A CEO transcript of a conference call to Investors post a Merger and Acquisition: What does this narrative actually mean? Perhaps you’ve experienced a similar kind of empty and misleading narrative, produced in a shallow way and intended to lead to some kind of surface agreement.  Did you ever [...]

April 11th, 2021|

Are Whistleblowing Laws working?

A new report, Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? A Global Study of Whistleblower Protection Litigation, tracks the records of whistleblower laws in 38 countries and provides an unprecedented effort to understand the successes and shortcomings of whistleblower protection legislation worldwide, following a proliferation of laws in recent decades. Co-published by the International Bar [...]

March 2nd, 2021|

Retaliatory Schadenfreude and why Whistleblowing Laws can’t Protect against Retaliation.

Revenge is sweet and not fattening. –Alfred Hitchcock Whistleblowing legislation has focused and promoted itself around protecting a whistleblower from retaliation.  However, the word protect is a misnomer. The etymology of the word Protect arises from Latin, to ‘cover something upfront’.  Think about the word prophylactic and you'll get it! The meaning [...]

February 3rd, 2021|

Every Relationship begins with a Conversation, which invokes the ‘liking gap’ in Groups and Teams

Ever been in a situation where, despite your efforts, a baby ends up howling hysterically when you speak and coo to it?  Awkward right?  Watch .13 seconds of real world awkwardness below: […]

January 5th, 2021|