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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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The influence of a leader’s humour on team performance

Research Briefing

Keywords: leadership, leader, leader humour, transformational leadership, relationships, team performance Humour is an essential human attribute that has been found in previous studies to be a factor in perceptions of leadership and relationship effectiveness. Humour often makes working environments significantly more enjoyable and productive. Additionally, humour reduces stress, can enhance communication, motivate and help to […]

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How experts and consultants gain influence when they have little power

Research Briefing

Keywords: expertise, influence, upward influence, power, relationships, relations, consultants, experts, outsider One of the problems with being a consultant or external/peripheral expert is that you have little power within the organisation to ensure that your recommendations and thinking are enacted. As organisations increasingly turn to hiring experts and consultants in order to solve an ever-increasing […]

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The working alliance of coaching

the working alliance of coaching

A recent review of the available literature in coaching looking at what is known as the working alliance of coaching or what is important in coaching relationships has found that the quality of coaching relationships is vital to achieving outcomes, however this is hard to quantify. This new literary review and study looked at the quality […]

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Unravelling the ‘dark side’ of relationships: New research

The dark side of relationships

New research has unravelled the dark side of relationships (business). This research briefing looks at the dark triad of relationships… Balance Management analysis The 3 factors of business communications Conflict What generates conflict Power Dependence The ‘dark triad’ of relationships References All of us have probably had issues with a telephone or utilities supplier at […]

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