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How to be impressively up-to-date with no effort

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  How to be impressively up-to-date with no effort   You know those people who are always impressively and ridiculously well read? The people who somehow just appear to know something about everything and are continually saying things like: “Have you read…?” or “Actually there is some research on that” or “Ah yes the research […]

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The 2 things the CEO’s from ‘Undercover Boss’ learned that every leader needs to know. New Research.

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Researchers spoke to a series of the Chief Executives (CEOs) featured on the TV series ‘Undercover Boss’ to find out what they really learned from going undercover on the frontline of their own businesses. The findings of the study just published in the journal, Human Resources Development Quarterly focused on the impressions the CEOs got […]

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

Innovation

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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Key factors for small business success: New Research

using evidence-based practice

New research finds what makes a business successful. Whilst there is a list of factors one thing in particular makes all the difference. A paper just published this week in the Journal of Social and Development Sciences conducted a review of hundreds of previous research studies looking at the success factors of small businesses. What […]

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These 2 factors predict people’s intention to leave during organisational change

intention to leave

An interesting PhD thesis has just been published from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdong, China looking at the factors which explain resistance to change from a very interesting perspective. I don’t often report on PhD thesis due to the variability in quality (I know there shouldn’t be) from the various universities around the world. […]

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

Professional

In 2013 I published a blog entitled ‘What does being professional mean?’ http://www.centrei.org/blogs/5-what-does-being-professional-mean. This post has been read over 170,000 times. I am revisiting this issue because someone said something to me the other day that had me thinking that I hadn’t finished the blog and that there was something else which defines a professional… […]

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The two main things that make evidence-based practice work

evidence-based practice

How to make evidence-based practice work Many professions have moved towards evidence-based practice over the years. The real pioneers here have been the various medical and health services around the world, but as a concept it is being increasingly used in just about every industry to a lesser or greater extent. However whilst there is […]

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