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'The Professionals Dilemma' and the system they use to overcome it

How to deal with The Professionals Dilemma

Finally a solution to the professionals dilemma ...

The professionals dilemma

There is a problem professionals suffer from. The more successful and senior you get, the more responsibility and busier you get. The busier you get the harder it is to keep on top of the latest research, thinking and ideas. Indeed what happens is that development becomes largely dependent on your own experience and chance exposure to new ideas and thinking.

Credibility and experience aren't the same thing

Whether you are an experienced Leader, Manager, Human Resources, Learning and Development or Organisational Development professional or a Coach or Consultant, you face the same problem. A problem faced by professionals around the world.

Your credibility and authority is based on...


You understand that your credibility and authority depends on knowing your stuff, having great ideas, being able to think 'outside the box' and being able to clearly communicate your  knowledge, thinking and ideas to others. You also know that credibility is based on having a fairly constant supply of ideas and crucially being right up-to-date with the latest thinking, research evidence and viewpoints.

And, THAT is the No.1 challenge faced every day by professionals just like you. How to stay completely up-to-date, relevant and sane!

The second problem


The problem is that many of the very latest ideas, research and thinking come from research and are hidden away in research journals and papers. With more than 78,000 new academic research papers published every month, it’s not surprising that many professionals struggle to find out what the latest thinking and finding are let alone keep up.

It’s clearly an impossible task to plough through hundreds of thousands of pages of content in an effort to keep abreast of the latest ideas, thinking and research.

Then there is the language academics use....​

But, there is some good news, in fact some very good news - read on.


Increasing & maintaining credibility is actually easier than you might think

Because it’s a daunting (read impossible) task to sift through the masses of available information to glean relevant and current intelligence, most professionals don’t even bother trying. As they are busy they tend stick with what they know and pick things up as they go along without any real plan or strategy.

This has two distinct consequences:

  1. Their currency (knowledge and understanding) and with it their ability to impress the people who matter erodes over time.
  2. They and the organisations they serve then fall into Paradigm Paralysis and legacy thinking, finding it ever harder to evolve, and keep up with the pace of change.

But, this is great news for you. Why so?

Well, imagine if you could find an effortless way to just know what the very latest cutting research, thinking and tools are.  The very information your peers are failing to keep on top of.

Think about that for just a moment. How much of an edge would being completely up to date with latest thinking and research give you? How much would that skyrocket your credibility?

This leads us to the next problem professional have, especially at senior levels...

The very latest tools, ideas and research.

Get real evidence to guide and inform your practice.

Develop yourself and your organisation with ease.


Staying up-to-date without information overload

​It's all very well saying keep-up-to-date but how do you do that and stay sane?

There is just so much stuff out there. Information is coming at us from just about every direction, emails, blogs, magazines, TV, our own professional associations, journals etc. etc. ​

Smart professionals have a system

The trouble is, when people feel overwhelmed they tend to disengage. Disengaging from the outside world is tantamount to professional suicide, especially for people at your level. 

It isn't the the amount of information that creates information overload, it is the lack of a good system to filter and organise the information that create the sense of overload and overwhelm. Your credibility depends on being up-to-date and relevant. ​True professional have a system to ensure that they stay well-informed with the latest thinking, tools and ideas without becoming overwhelmed.

  •  Professionals at the top of their game need a constant supply of new ideas, thinking, tools and research evidence. They don't and can't rely on old and haphazard knowledge, experience and thinking to meet the challenges continually presenting themselves in a dynamic and ever changing world.
  •  Professionals have a system to make sure they are up-to-date and don't get overwhelmed. They have a system that enables then to stop haphazard and random development in a way that enables them to avoid information overload. 
  • Meet the Oxford Review - Be impressively up-to-date and well-informed with zero effort. The Oxford Review is the only system in the world that keeps leaders, managers, Organisational Development, Human Resources, Learning & Development, coaches and consultants completely up-to-date and supplied with research evidence, thinking, tools and ideas with almost no effort and without being overloaded and overwhelmed. 

The system for being impressively up-to-date

So, what exactly is The Oxford Review?

In 2015 author, researcher, lecturer and consultant Dr. David Wilkinson was busy writing his latest book and needed to do two things: 

  1. He needed to stay in touch with his friends and clients whilst he was locked away writing and more importantly,
  2. He wanted to ensure that the book contained the very latest and up-to-date research, thinking and ideas across a number of areas.

78,000 research papers are published every month

He knew that the world's research is held in 847 separate research databases spread around the world. As a researcher he also knew just how time consuming searching for research in any particular topic can be. With over 78,000 academic research papers published every month keeping up-to-date is no easy task. 

An advanced algorithm 

Using advanced technology he wrote a bespoke mathematical algorithm, to continually scan all the latest research, thinking and ideas published about human and organisational development worldwide and bring the results to him so that he knew when anything new was published.

In order to keep in touch with his clients, colleagues and friends we would email short research up-date to them whilst he was locked away writing. 

Then as the pace of the writing increased he stopped sending out the emails.​

​"I started getting emails from people pleading with me to keep sending the research briefing emails to them as they found them so useful. This was the last thing I wanted at the time - a distraction" David explains

However once David had finished writing he started to play with different formats to make use of the new search algorithm for others.

An idea develops - A system is born

After playing with a range of formats and engaging some really bright minds in Oxford, a brilliant system was developed that makes professionals the most impressively well-informed and ridiculously up-to-date with the very latest thinking, ideas, tools and research evidence. 

Defeat information overload AND be the most impressively up-to-date person around with

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Get the latest ideas, thinking, research and tools as they are published - not months or years later

The clever updating system that will make you the most impressively well-informed, up-to-date and relevant professional around and no information overload.

  1. The Oxford Review: Month after month The Oxford Review will keep you right up-to-date with the best and latest thinking, ideas and research from around the globe
  2. Research Briefings: every week you get up to three specifically chosen short sharp research briefings to keep you right on top of the very latest thinking, ideas and tools in the area of human and organisational development research.
  3. Infographics: You also get frequent research infographics so that you can see the information quickly and even share it with others
  4. Video Briefings: You also get frequent video research briefings for more complex issues so that you are at the forefront of thinking in your organisation.
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I use the Oxford Review to keep my team up-to-date with the latest thinking. We all find it really useful on a day-to-day basis. It is quite amazing how many times something comes up during the work day where we find ourselves quoting or using a piece of research you have sent me. It has got to the stage where my team are expected to have a contribution on just about anything. It has certainly boosted the role and value of HR in the company. 

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It is just invaluable to me in my role. There is no where else I could get such up-to-date research findings and just about every single one is right on target as far as I am concerned. If the Oxford Review had life membership I would sign up in a heartbeat.

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At first I got the review for my own personal development. It has been so useful that I now have subscriptions for every single one of my managers. I would say that there isn't a month that goes by that we don't collectively discuss at least one of the articles. 

Gemma ShultzLearning & Development Manager

Everyone in the department gets the Oxford Review. The briefings are fascinating and really easy to understand. We all use them. I use them in my training sessions. They are great for starting discussions and running training sessions around. I am often emailing the weekly briefings out to people in the organisation. They are a very good resource for all of us, in fact I don't know of anyone on the team who doesn't use them.

Clara TappitDirector of Organisational Development & Strategy

At first I thought this was just another Harvard Business Review. How wrong was I? It is the most up-to-date look at research that really has just been published and most importantly just about every article is useful and makes me think. The BIG plus though is that on it's own The Oxford Review forms the basis of our evidence based practice. I wouldn't be without it now. 

Ivan GarciaCEO & Managing Director

I came across The Oxford Review through my daughter. She kept showing me articles and briefings all of which were exceptionally useful to running a business so I got a subscription. At the price it's a real steal. From my point of view it has given me the most up-to-date knowledge about what we should be doing. I have just bought a subscription for each of my managers, including my HR manager. I suppose it would be correct to say that your review is now at the backbone of this company. Keep up the good work.

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The Oxford Review really is different:

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What you do get:

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  •  Short sharp, easy to understand and assimilate research briefings
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  •  Only relevant, useful findings, case studies, tools and models - we do the filtering for you. No overload.
  •  The very latest, just published findings, tools and thinking from world class universities and minds

Our entire aim and focus is to make you the most impressively well-informed and up-to-date professional around - bar non

It's like having the world's leading professors up your sleeve but without the academic jargon or language. Try us, we are convinced you are about to take your knowledge and understanding to a whole new level not to mention a constant supply of ideas, tools, evidence and thinking to keep you at the top of your game, all wrapped up in a brilliant system to ensure you don't get information overload. 

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