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Tag Archives: lockdown

Steady now FREE to read on Kindle Unlimited – Please Share!

It’s tricky trying to do what you love and also make a living. And although I’m busy doing what I love, the ‘making a living’ thing is proving to be a quite the challenge to crack. I’ve discovered that I love writing. Not academic writing: I can do it, but I wouldn’t describe my relationship […]

Now that the Vaccine Pathway is Clearer, What is the Exit Narrative?

This psychologically-informed post offers suggestions for reframing the current narrative for strategic, high level Covid-19 communications. My analysis describes the current successful minority influence approach, but also the risks of continuing along this path. I propose moving from a story of safeguarding to a narrative of the potential benefits that are unlocked through vaccine uptake […]

6 Tips to Help You Stick to Alert Level Guidance

In conditions of uncertainty, or when we are not entirely sure how to act or what to think, we look to others for cues on what we should be doing. This is where we all need to act as leaders. To practise physical distancing, to wear a mask if we can. To wash our hands. […]

How Quickly can the UK Variant of the Coronavirus Spread in a School Environment?

The latest Auckland outbreak and the associated Level 3 restrictions can give us a clue as to just how transmissible the UK variant of the coronavirus can be in a school environment. This concerns me. The big bang approach to schools re-opening in England on March 8 was first going to be supported with mandatory […]

Words Matter: How Communication Becomes Critical in Tackling Covid-19

I REMEMBER CLEARLY saying to Sarah, my wife, in March 2020: “This is going to last a long time. My intention is to stick to the pillars of Structure and Empathy to guide the response and communication of it. I’m going to need your help. If I stray too far from that, can I please […]

“Steady” audiobook now available globally to buy

IT’S HERE! I’m so please to announce that my audiobook of “Steady, Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral” is now GLOBALLY AVAILABLE. And it’s also amazing to announce that the vocal artist I invited to partner with my on the project – Daniel Henning – has just been announced as a finalist in the […]

Alert Level Flexibility is the Key: That Means Down as Well as Up

The New Zealand Government has this afternoon taken the decision to lower the Alert Level of the Auckland Region to Level 2, and down to Level 1 in the rest of the country from later tonight. Auckland’s Level 2 will be reviewed further on Monday. Many people will be relieved. The fact that most children […]

Steady Book Extract Exclusively on The Spinoff: The Lockdown YoYo

Given the re-emergence of community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, it seemed timely to offer another extract from my new book today, published by The Spinoff. I hope you find it useful.

“Steady” Featured in the NZ Listener 4 Page Spread

Today, Jan 22 2021, is publication day for my book. “Steady: Keeping Calm in a World Gone Viral” A Guide to Better Mental Health Through and Beyond the Coronavirus Pandemic is out today. Just waiting a few hours for it to go live as the servers around the world catch up to Jan 22. In […]

Talking about “Steady” on Hillingdon Libraries Culture Bite Facebook Live on Feb 10th 2021 7pm (UK time)

As you get older, echoes from your past start to catch up with you. Or maybe I have just got better at hearing them when they reach me. Or perhaps the increasingly networked world we live in means that the echoes have more pathways to reach me. I got a Facebook message form an old […]