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Dark Triad Executive and Business Coaches – A New Study

Coach-Dark-Triad-Traits

Coach Dark Triad Traits may be a neglected area of attention. What happens when the coach has dark triad traits? In a new study, Professor Adrian Furnham, of University College London has explored the area of coach dark triad traits and what impact they might have on coachees. Executive Coaching Executive coaching is a popular […]

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White Lies in Performance Reviews – do they matter?

Performance reviews are a common feature of organisational life. But we live in a society that values being polite and kind to others. As a result, when managers give their employees’ performance feedback, they often struggle to give negative critiques. Some leaders and managers often choose to soften criticism by telling white lies to avoid […]

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A New Study on the Complex Nature of Microaggressions

Nature of microaggressions

The Nature of microagressions tend to be misunderstood. Even though the concept of microaggressions has been circulating in psychiatry for 4 decades, the term has only recently become popular in mainstream organisational and societal consciousness. Originally, the idea of microaggressions was used to describe the veiled hostility and disdain shown to African Americans by racist […]

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New Research on Problems with the Lean Start-up Methodology

Lean start-up problems

The lean start-up method has become a very popular and well-used approach for entrepreneurs building new businesses. The Lean Start-Up method, which has close links to agile product development and manufacturing, may not be as suitable for most start-ups as it first appears. A recent is calling in to question whether this and the business […]

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The 5DC dimensions of curiosity and curious people

Curiousity

The old saying the curiosity killed the cat is wrong. It should be curiosity skilled the cat. In this research briefing that was sent to members in 2021 I look at a study that examined the 5 dimensions of curiosity and curious people. Do you recognise yourself?  Curiosity refers to the recognition, pursuit and exploration […]

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A new study on the psychology of trust in face-to-face and virtual teams

Psychology of teams

A plethora of previous research has confirmed the critical role of trust in team formation, maintenance, and outcomes. With over 3.3 million research papers looking at trust in a team context, and approximately 58,000 new studies looking at trust in teams in 2020 alone, the empirical evidence that intra-team trust is a critical factor for […]

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How to Coach in a Digital World and What is Coming Next?

Organisational Success Podcast

Whilst the pandemic ‘bumped’ many coaches into a using digital platforms to connect with their clients, this is just the start of a trend that is heading into an increasingly digital world. What does it mean for coaches and coaching? What is coming up for coaching? And how, as a coach can you thrive as […]

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How Noise Causes Problems with Our Decision-Making Capability

Organisational Success Podcast

There are many things that interfere with our ability to make good decisions and judgements. In a new book by Daniel Kahneman, Cass Sunstein and Olivier Sibony, noise is identified as having a major negative impact on both our decision-making and judgements. In this fascinating interview, David talks with co-author Professor Olivier Sibony about what noise […]

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These Three Things Predict Performance in multi-national organisations…

Cultural intelligence

Recent research has begun to show that there are three concepts that largely predict an individual manager’s or leader’s performance and competence in multi-cultural or cross-geographic situations: Cultural intelligence or CQ Global mindset Cross-cultural competence Cultural intelligence Cultural intelligence refers to an individual’s ability to operate effectively in multi- and cross-cultural contexts in terms of […]

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