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CEO characteristics and their impact on organisational performance – Special Report

CEO background

Keywords: Leadership, management, CEO, CEO characteristic, CEO background, performance, organisational performance, leaders characteristics, leaders backgrounds, Chief Executive Officer   Whilst there is little doubt that organisational performance relies on a multitude of factors, one of the most prevalent are the characteristics of the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This has been a growing area of […]

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Podcast: Developing Practical Leadership and Management Wisdom

Organisational Success Podcast

Developing practical leadership and management wisdom : Research review with Sarah Smith In this episode we look at a research briefing around the topic of developing practical leadership and management wisdom Subscribe to the Oxford Review Podcast here Download the associated research briefing – The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom – Here […]

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Podcast 3: Practical Leadership and Management Wisdom

Organisational Success Podcast

Developing practical leadership and management wisdom : Research review with Sarah Smith In this episode we look at a research briefing around the topic of developing practical leadership and management wisdom Subscribe to the Oxford Review Podcast here Download the associated research briefing – The 8 primary features of practical leadership and management wisdom – Here […]

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Time banditry: How to get away with wasting time at work – new research

Time Banditry

Some people just appear to have the knack of doing very little or wasting time at work and getting away with it! When I was a police officer we had a sergeant who was nicknamed ‘Blister’ as he had a reliable tendency to turn up after the real work had been done. A new study looking at […]

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Performance appraisals: The 4 factors that make managers good at them

Performance Appraisals

Performance appraisals – some managers are good at performance appraisals and others…well less so. The question is what is that makes the difference? A new study (this research briefing was sent to members in 2017 – apply for membership) has just been published looking at how managers orient themselves towards performance appraisals to see if there […]

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CEO background and impact on performance – live resource

CEO background

What does the current research say about the characteristics of successful CEOs Members only Watching brief Updated 2nd October 2018   Keywords: Leadership, management, CEO, CEO characteristic, CEO background, performance, organisational performance Introduction Recruiting new CEOs Educational background of CEOs The impact of organisational ownership The impact of entrepreneurial CEOs International outlook Use of social media […]

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Practice intelligence and the problem with Business School learning

Practice Intelligence

Why management and leadership development should be focussing on practice intelligence.   Fourteen years ago this year Henry Mintzberg published his book ‘Managers not MBAs: A hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development‘, in which Mintzberg challenged the prevailing view that the recipient of the MBA was by default not only […]

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How we collude to not resolve the paradoxes leaders and managers create

Paradoxes in organisations

How managers and leaders create paradoxes at work  Messages and orders from leaders and managers create a world of meaning in organisations. Often however the messages managers and leaders unintentionally send out frequently create a paradox i.e. inconsistencies, uncertainties and ambiguity that defy or counter the prevailing logic within the organisation. These in effect, create […]

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How managers develop emotional intelligence and apply it: New study

How managers develop emotional intelligence

How managers develop emotional intelligence is a critical question for organisations and anyone involved in management development.  A new (this research briefing was sent to members in July 2017)  meta-analysis of over 25 years of research on the emotional intelligence of managers answers some important questions about emotional intelligence and its development in managers. Intelligence […]

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Organisational wrong-doing: Being bad is different in different cultures

organisational wrong-doing

Organisational wrong-doing: Being bad in different cultures A recent study looking at attitudes towards five forms of information abuse made a fascinating and accidental discovery about how different cultures perceive organisational wrong-doing. The researchers uncovered that there are significantly different perceptions of organisational wrong-doing (perceptions of being bad) depending on where you come from…   […]

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