The City on the Couch

Psychoanalyst Mary Bradbury investigates why a growing number of big businesses in the financial sector are taking more care of their employees’ mental health.

Contributors include Graham Thornicroft, Professor of Community Psychiatry at King’s College London; Professor David Tuckett of University College London; Ian Gatt QC of Herbert Smith Freehills; and Sacha Romanovitch of Grant Thornton.

Analysis: Why New Leaders Disappoint

It’s inadvisable to promote employees based solely on past performance. And when you do bump them up, you mustn’t desert them at the helm.

In what way could the firing and hiring of Della, an animal shelter manager paid a fairly modest salary, hold important lessons for high-level corporate executives and their boards?

Issue: A Good Employee Turns Scratchy

An impressive employee diligently works her way up through the ranks – only to give a subpar performance once she gets to the top.

Beth Waggoner watched in amazement as a promising employee she had promoted performed so poorly it put an entire organization in danger of sinking. An accountant who loves animals, Waggoner was serving (pro bono) as president of the board of directors for Paws Need Families, a no-kill nonprofit cat shelter outside Philadelphia.