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How important is having a purpose in life and income?

Purpose

The importance of income Just how important is having a purpose in life compare to money? Whilst money isn’t everything, a number of previous studies from 2012, 2014 and 2018 found that income is still an important predictor of individual sense of well-being and life satisfaction. This finding has been replicated around the world and […]

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Decision-making and self-control – the cost

self-control

Self-control and decision making Do you feel tired or even exhausted after making a lot of decisions or having to make important decisions and choices? It takes self-control and emotion regulation but it also comes at a cost. This could be the reason… Making decisions and choices requires a level of self-control and emotion regulation. […]

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The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom

leadership and management wisdom

Introduction Wisdom isn’t the most popular subject in organisations, in leadership and management development programmes or in research circles.  Part of the problem is that many people see wisdom as some abstract unobtainable concept that has few practical outcomes. This view is probably a mistake. The research numbers Just a quick look at the number […]

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Last month’s research briefings

Last month

Last month we sent the following research briefings to our members: Does entrepreneurial leadership impact organisational decision-making and performance? Does training managers in how to improve the health and well-being of employees make any difference? What factors lead to people to leave organisations when they have been excluded or ostracised How important is the idea […]

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Research quality – not all research is good research, but how do you tell?

Research quality

“Research says…” “Research says…”, but does it? How to tell how good a study is. Research quality is an important factor in deciding to use a study but how do you know how good a particular bit of research really is? Lots of people like quoting research. Usually the quote is vague, something like “There […]

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Why an expert produces more, with less effort and thinking – new study

Expertise

There is a central paradox at the heart of expertise: experts consistently perform better than novices, whilst at the same time they engage in less thinking and energy than novices. A core question that has intrigued psychologists for years is how can less thinking and cognitive processing produce better performance? The standard understanding about this […]

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How clients choose management consultants – what the research shows

How clients choose management consultants

How do organisations and clients choose a management consultant to work with them? What criteria and what decision-making processes organisations use to choose consultants is an important question for both organisations and consultants / consultancies. Looking at the current research provides a useful evidence-based overview of the nature of the problem faced by organisations when […]

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