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Receptiveness to change: how job satisfaction and organisational commitment impacts it

Receptiveness to change

Receptiveness to change is a key issue in organisations. A lot of time, money and effort is used trying to predict and develop receptiveness to change as this is a primary indicator of organisational readiness for change. A new study looking at the relationships between job satisfaction, organisational commitment and people’s attitudes toward organisational change […]

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Tensions faced by leaders: The inherent conflict and tension that exist within manager’s and leader’s roles

Tensions faced by leaders

Tensions faced by leaders: An interesting paper, about the tensions faced by leaders in health care scenarios shows some really useful constructs for leaders and managers in other contexts. The study found that there are often perceived differences between the aims of different parts of managers jobs. In this case between the aims of the […]

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Not evidence-based: Finding evidence to support your argument does not make an evidence-based argument

Not evidence-based

The unidirectional argument is not evidence-based There are a lot of blogs, articles and books that at first sight appear to be evidence-based. They are entertaining, interesting and makes sense. Some call it evidence-based writing. It is not evidence-based and here’s why… As editor of The Oxford Review I read a lot. A lot of […]

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How our mindset changes the risk we notice, why many leadership models are redundant and more in this month’s Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol 3 No 3

The latest edition of The Oxford Review: inside you will find research briefings about: Flexible working arrangements have considerably different impacts in different countries How an organisation’s values develop a better climate which contributes to more useful organisational citizenship behaviours How business model change impacts your organisation’s success How corporate culture helps to manage occupational […]

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Adaptive Leadership – Interview with Mary Uhl-Bien

Podcast

Adaptive Leadership – Interview with Mary Uhl-Bien, Professor of Management at the Dept. of Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership at TCU in Fort Worth Texas. In this podcast we look at the concept of adaptive leadership and how to develop an adaptive or ambidextrous organisation.     You can subscribe to the Organisational Success Academy Podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1365402050 Transcript:   […]

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The working alliance of coaching

the working alliance of coaching

A recent review of the available literature in coaching looking at what is known as the working alliance of coaching or what is important in coaching relationships has found that the quality of coaching relationships is vital to achieving outcomes, however this is hard to quantify. This new literary review and study looked at the quality […]

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Contextual leadership, Culture change through moral dialogue and more in this month’s edition of The Oxford Review

The Oxford Review Vol3 No2

In this month’s Oxford Review (sent to members) there are 12 new research briefings: Contents: Barriers to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the role of HR Contextual leadership Culture change through moral dialogue Developing good employee voice behaviours How our beliefs change the impact of our emotions Everything you need to know about circle mapping […]

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New Research Briefing: How to develop and lead an adaptable organisation

How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation

  If you are in leadership, leadership development, organisational development or consultancy you are going to want to see this… New research briefing: How to lead and develop an adaptable organisation This week we sent our members a brand new research briefing about how to lead and develop an adaptable organisation. This briefing summarised an important new […]

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