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The problem with transformational leadership – new research

transformational leadership and cynicism

A lot of organisational change research over the last 20 to 30 years has focused on issues around transformational leadership and the ability of transformational leaders to have a positive impact on organisational culture to effect organisational change. However when transformational leaders meet cynicism… (This research briefing was sent to members in 2019) Variable outcomes […]

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How educational video impacts student learning, engagement & critical thinking

educational-video-research

Educational video Educational or instructional video is being used more and more frequently in organisational learning scenarios. The use of video in educational and training context is not new, with the earliest known classroom augmented teaching via film being used during the Second World War. However, recent advances in internet and online technology has meant […]

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The effects of human-robotic integration on the humans

Robots and Humans

Human-robotic workspaces are starting to become more common across many sectors. As human-robotic collaboration increases and spreads out of manufacturing becoming a feature of many workplaces, there comes a question. What is the impact of human-robotic working on employees? New research into the impact of human-robotic integration was published recently (and sent to our members […]

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Online Learning: How to increase learner engagement

Online learning

The problem with online learning One of the big problems all online and e-learning courses face is keeping people engaged and learning. The estimated drop-out rate of online and e-learning range from 30% for non-compulsory organisational and institutional e-learning, such as courses provided by universities and companies, for example, up to over 90% for MOOCs […]

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The delayed effect of leadership coaching

Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching Leadership coaching is a rapidly growing activity both within organisations and privately. As a result leadership coaching is attracting considerable research attention. Coaching is essentially a learning process aimed at transforming the coachees’ responses and thinking to issues. Like many learning events, often the learning outcomes tend to get measured either during or […]

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Psychological entitlement could be stopping you get promoted

Psychological entitlement

Ever had a promotion turned down? Social norms and a sense of entitlement could be the reason … Ever wondered why you or someone else didn’t get promoted when they should have done? This not uncommon situation, where someone who deserves to be promoted ends up getting blocked, occurs regularly in many organisations and it […]

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Does project management certification improve performance?

project management certification

Project management certification has become a burgeoning area of business across the globe for both universities, professional project management associations and private companies. As a result of the increased professionalisation of project management, many professional associations and bodies have laid down prescriptions of ‘best practice’ that members need to show that they can apply. But […]

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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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