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How to Reduce Peer Aggression and Abusive Supervision using Formalised Work Structures

Formalised work structures

Hostile, aggressive and abusive forms of leadership and supervision Hostile, aggressive and abusive forms of leadership and supervision are all too common in many businesses and organisations. Sustained hostile behaviour towards subordinates that includes non-verbal and verbal actions, such as: can cause a range of negative outcomes, such as: Power imbalances Power imbalances tend to […]

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Transforming Sales Management: How to Get Sales People Through Change

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, effective sales management has become crucial for companies looking to gain a competitive edge. With evolving consumer preferences and increasing market complexities, it is essential for businesses to adopt innovative strategies and techniques to drive sales growth. However, as the world changes so do organisations and sales processes. Helping sales […]

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Passive and Active Diversity in Inclusive Leadership – The Research

diversity and inclusive leadership

Despite the efforts of scholars, diversity professionals and policymakers over the past century, structural inequalities still exist that disadvantage black, indigenous, people of colour (BIPOC) and women. ¬†These often unseen barriers are present throughout society, including in private and public organisations. New research has looked at the impact of passive and active forms of diversity […]

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The GOALPosts Coaching Model: Navigating Success in the Organisation

The GOALPosts Coaching Model is a highly effective approach that enables individuals to achieve their goals with remarkable success. This model, rooted in the principles of coaching and personal development, empowers individuals to clarify their objectives, overcome obstacles, and take purposeful actions toward their desired outcomes. Listen to Keith and David talk about the GOALPosts […]

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Pathways to Innovative Performance for SMEs

Innovative performance

During the first few industrial revolutions, the standard business practice for achieving innovative performance was a reliance on internal capabilities and resources. Today, Industry 4.0 has emerged due to the evolution of technology. New technologies mean that organisational resources extend beyond the bounds of the business. Being more open to utilising external resources can be […]

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Unlocking Organisational Agility in SMEs: How to Navigate Change and Outpace Competitors

organisational agility

Contemporary work environments are experiencing unique levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). This period of economic and social upheaval has been especially challenging for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), smaller organisations with limited resources. As a result, both organisations and researchers are showing increased interest in organisational agility (OA). Organisational agility Organisational agility refers to […]

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ChatGPT Thinks it is not Ethical! What do you Think?

Is ChatGPT ethical and legal?

Transcript ChatGPT Ethics Interview[00:00:00] David: Is what ChatGPT GPT3 and OpenAI doing, ethical and legal? Hi, I’m David Wilkinson. I’m the editor and founder of The Oxford Review, and this is a really important question, particularly if this technology is going to continue. We just need to ask ourselves where are the documents that it’s […]

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What is the Criteria for Assessing Ambidextrous Leadership?

The OR Podcast

In this podcast David talks with Jan Laser who is a HR Business Partner in an Organisation in Hamburg, Germany. Jan publishes academic papers whilst not being employed as an academic. In this podcast, Jan and David talk about publishing papers as a non-academic independant researcher and about his latest paper ‘Criteria to appraise top […]

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How New Leaders Emerge and Form Their Identity

Emerging leaders

In order to grow and maintain their performance organisations need to produce new leaders on a fairly consistent basis. As less experienced team members step into key roles and form their identities as leaders, they are essentially going through a process of self-discovery. Leadership identity develops as individuals step into the leadership role, and that […]

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