Educating Yorkshire (and everywhere else) on responding well

I’ve been watching too much television lately. My wife thinks it helps me relax, although she didn’t think that last night when I reacted angrily while watching a blatant injustice on Channel 4’s excellent fly-on-the-wall docu-soap Educating Yorkshire. Indeed, anger was the problem. One character – the studious if other-worldly Jac-Henry – was excluded for three days (giving him a “record”) …

The Browser: Five books – Robert Kelsey on Overcoming Insecurities

The following article is currently on The Browser as part of their Five Books series. The interview was conducted by Sophie Roell.   Most self-help books promise to take you from 0 to 100, but many people reading them are starting at minus 100. The author of What’s Stopping You? picks books that helped him understand his own insecurities, and …

The CV’s silent signals

A version of this article recently appeared on The Recruiter website. By Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You Being More Confident? Fascinating documents CVs. They’re supposed to project efficiency and confidence. Yet they can so easily project our insecurities – screaming “don’t employ me” rather than “I’m your man/woman”. Many reveal desperation or low confidence, while others reveal pomposity or even …