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‘Putting politics on the couch’ – our new podcast series

‘Putting politics on the couch’: a new podcast series on the psychology of leadership, the Labour party, Covid etc.. with Nick Duffell and Adam Brichto. We’re going deep but also having some laughs – do join us and pass it on. In our first episode, Nick, a psychotherapist of 32 years and self-appointed psychohistorian, talks…
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On Boris, ‘King of Wounded Leaders’ – look upon his countenance and whither, Ye Liberals!

Nick has his say on Boris, ‘King of Wounded Leaders’: On NZ Radio Sunday Morning Show: read and listen (scroll down for play button) – it did rather upset some conservative Kiwis if you go all the way to the comments. But that is how the Strategic Survival Personality defends itself – to the death,…
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Theresa brought down by impossible job or by Wounded Leaders?

Mrs May will doubtless be remembered for the emotional finale to her resignation speech – by the media as the dogged but beleaguered PM who cracked in the end. And by the Wounded Leader snakes who surround her as the woman who blubbed in the end. I am certain that – in her shoes –…
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Would you like to be left on a small island with these men?

Like so many, many others, I spent Saturday marching through London expressing the desire to not be lead into disaster by a monstrous cohort of Wounded Leaders who do not wish the people of this country well. This is where I snapped the banner pictured below. The thing is –  we know it, and we…
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Football and Brexit – Leadership and Niceness

This weekend, football, Brexit, leadership and niceness are intimately connected, it seems. Months of muddled leadership, not to mention David Cameron’s catastrophic original choice, lie behind the on-going problem of trying to integrate the loony Victorian public-school wing of the Conservative Party into how the hell we are going to managed this step backward without…
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