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The Principled Leadership Scale – Interview / podcast

Principled leadership

Introduction Principled leadership is essential in todays environment. Issues like the Enron scandal (where the Chief Executive was found guilty of 18 counts of fraud, conspiracy and insider trading) and the VW emissions scandal (where technology was used to cheat emissions testing protocol and a range of other scandals) show that unethical and unprincipled decision-making […]

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Measuring well-being and using organisational well-being profiles

Research Briefing

Keywords: wellbeing, well-being, well-being outcomes, employee well-being, indirect costs, costs, leadership, well-being data, well-being management information, management information, management, leadership There are many studies showing that the well-being of employees is a critical success factor for organisations. As a result, many organisations have focused on improving the well-being of the people, including developing organisation wide […]

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Team decision-making and communication preferences

Research Briefing

Keywords: decision-making, team, group, team decision-making, group decisionmaking, communication preferences, gender, team leader, leadership, altruism, trust, leader, leadership, emergent leader, appointed leader Teamwork usually comprises of a series of decisions of varying degrees of risk made on a daily basis by both the members of the team and/or the team leader. The level of risk […]

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Shared leadership in project teams

Research Briefing

Keywords: leadership, shared leadership, projects, project teams, project management, project outcomes Recent (2018) studies have shown that work environments are becoming more and more project centric and that projects are increasing in complexity, in that they often require multiple teams, multidisciplinary teams and inter-organisational teams in order to deliver their outcomes. Additionally, whilst many project […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 1 Number 2 (February 2016)

The Oxford Review Volume 1 Number 2

Research Briefings in this edition of the Oxford Review: Editorial Why Nokia lost the smartphone war and what your organisation urgently needs to know before it’s too late Keywords: Organisations culture, Disruptive innovation, Innovation, Organisational ambidexterity In the world of technology business, there is a lot of Darwinist evolution taking place where even the largest businesses […]

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The Oxford Review Volume 2 Number 12 (December 2017)

The Oxford Review Vol 2 No 3 December 2017

In issue 12 Volume 2 of the Oxford Review… Research briefings of the very latest research including: Why and how an empowering leadership style can go wrong Keywords: Empowering leadership, Leadership, Self-efficacy, Psychological ownership, Performance, Workplace deviance We tend to think that being an empowering leader is all good. An empowering leadership style has been […]

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Is there really any difference between the generations at work? What the research actually says

Generational differences at work

Special report: Is there really any difference between the generations at work? What the research actually says   A lot has been written recently about the various generations at work and their attributes, for example generation X, generation Y and generation Z. Indeed, there have been a number of published papers on these very topics […]

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Why introverts rarely emerge as leaders

Research Briefing

Keywords: leadership, introvert, extrovert, introversion, extroversion, leadership development, emergent leadership, informal leadership, affective forecasting errors Emergent, or informal, leaders are people who take on and are accepted as a leader, even though no formal leader has been prescribed. Not only do emerging leaders come across as leader like, they also tend to provide motivation, support, […]

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