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Posts about research into coaching. This includes executive, organisational development and general workplace coaching. It also includes topics around mentoring.

How to deal with the negative side effects of coaching

Expert coaching

The Expert Coach: The clean v expert coach debate   Clean v expert coach Clean coaching Expert coaching The clean coaching dilemma The expert coaching dilemma What the research says The expert coach Is it real expertise? Accidents and experience Expertise is more than experience Impressive     Get free research briefings, infographics, video research […]

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Is there a link between emotional intelligence and creativity?

emotional intelligence and creativity

Is there a link between emotional intelligence and creativity?   Emotional intelligence and creativity: Is there a link? A new study published in the journal Business Perspectives and Research looked at whether there is a link between employees’ creativity at work and their general level of emotional intelligence.   The Study The 4 Dimensions of […]

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5 ways to deal with conflict

How to deal with conflict in organisations

How to deal with conflict in organisations. This post is the follow on from Conflict Management Protocols In Management which reports on a new study sent to our subscribers earlier this year. In this post (part 2) I look at new research that shows the five ways people deal with conflict in organisations. 5 Ways […]

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What develops a new employee’s commitment to the organisation? 

organisational commitment

A paper just published in the Journal of Organizational Behaviour looks at what makes a difference to new employees’ commitment to the organization. Organisational Commitment Older New Employees Skills Own Initiative Progression Summary Reference Organizational commitment Organizational commitment has been positively associated with a range of outcomes like productivity, intention to stay, engagement in organizational citizenship […]

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6 ways organisations deal with dilemmas

Following on from the previous post ‘New research: Organisational responses to dilemmas and emergencies’ in this post I will look at what the research says about the 6 ways organisations deal with dilemmas. It has previously been found that there are six main ways organisations deal with these secondary order tensions, paradoxes and dilemmas: Denial. The organisation just […]

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The 3 Main Conclusions and Findings from New Research about Culture Change in Organisations

Continuing on from my culture change post last week New research and a new understanding about culture change in organisations, today I look at the findings from this paper. Members get the full references and links to obtain the paper.   Findings Where people take their cultural cues from at work Culture change: The researchers found […]

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The cost of putting on a smile at work

Identity work

    An interesting paper just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology looks at the effects of suppressing your real emotions and displaying a different emotion. The paper, by researchers from the University of Toronto conducted two studies on parents who were trying to hide their emotions from their children. What they […]

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What increases innovation capability and general performance in organisations: New research


An interesting and fairly large- scale study has just been published in the Chinese Language Journal of Quality that conducts a form of factor analysis called Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) on data from 398 organisations. The study looked at the level of influence the following factors have on each other: Organisational culture Leadership style and […]

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Stop calling yourself a professional. Most likely you aren’t, and as for being educated…


On being professional in the workplace During a conversation last week with a group of my research students at Oxford last week they mentioned the p-word. The concept of ‘being professional’ often crops up with students as they think about their future work. ‘So what does being professional mean’? I asked. “people often assume that […]

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