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How people with higher levels of psychological entitlement stop others getting promoted

The Oxford Review Podcast

When people start to feel entitled or that they believe they have the right to things that others don’t (known as psychological entitlement) in an organisation things can get difficult. When people with a sense of psychological entitlement get to positions of power and authority, things can get pretty hard and perverse for everyone else. […]

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Developing organisational ambidexterity and the implications for HR, Org Dev and L&D

The Oxford Review Podcast

One of the big themes emerging from the management and organisational development literature at the moment is that of organisational ambidexterity. A problem that has dogged many organisations is how to continue to exploit its existing capabilities whilst at the same time developing and exploring new ones. Podcast Transcript Employee characteristics Leadership characteristics HR and […]

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The Characteristics of a successful Management Mentor – podcast

Management mentor

Mentors have long played a significant role in the development of individuals within organisations. One of the more successful approaches to management mentoring has been inter-organisational schemes where mentors from other organisations help new and developing leaders and managers to get to grips with their role and to see things from different perspectives. Mentoring Management […]

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Story selling – The art and power of persuasion using authentic stories

The Oxford Review Podcast

Story selling – The art and power of persuasion using authentic stories. Being able to persuade or sell to others effectively is a core part of many people’s occupation and position. For example, leaders need to persuade followers, managers need to persuade employees to do things or change for example and, generally, many people are […]

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How our cognitive outlook and perceptions affect our well-being – new study

cognitive outlook and perceptions

Our cognitive outlook and perceptions, or how we construe things, can have a significant impact on a range of outcomes. For example, people with a generally positive outlook tend to have higher satisfaction ratings for things like relationships, family, job etc. Additionally, as you would expect, people with a more positive take on things tend […]

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Employee dissent spirals and how to deal with them

The Oxford Review Podcast

It is estimated that somewhere between 50 and 70% of employees, will, at some point in their employment feel that the organisation has wronged, mistreated or let them down in some way. These issues are referred to as psychological contract breaches. This is where an employee feels that the organisation has failed to fulfil its […]

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Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs

The Oxford Review Podcast

Podcast – Getting people to take responsibility for their own learning & use CoPs One of the things that I often bang on about in organisations is the development of communities of practice or COPSas a tool for getting people to take responsibility for their own learning and developing creativity and innovation. Communities of practice […]

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There are too many leadership concepts… but which ones are redundant?

leadership concepts

The sheer number of leadership concepts is creating confusion and just trying to keep up with new notions of leadership is a full time job. As a result there is a lot of confusion and overlap between leadership concepts, the variety of different styles, traits, behaviours and other ideas that proliferate in the leadership literature.   Explosion […]

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Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as many people think?

Organisational Success Podcast

Is the use of strengths at work as powerful as we might think? What are the factors that matter? Keywords: Character, signature strengths, well-being, organisational behaviour, trait affect, job satisfaction, job strain Overview Personal qualities Character strengths  Transcript   Overview Does focussing on individuals strengths at work, work? A new wide ranging study looking whether […]

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