This week’s research round up

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This week our members got research briefings about
  1. A fascinating study that looks at the importance we tend to place on seeing others we feel similar to or aspire to engage with something. In this case it’s shopping but there is a fair amount of evidence to show that these findings aren’t limited to retail environments and that if you want to get people engaged with something there are some important messages to take away from this research.
  2. The second Research Intelligence Brief reports on some research from the University of Strathclyde which looks at what really creates meaningfulness for people at work.
  3. The third research briefing is an interesting paper about our how our emotions mediate our perceptions and ability to navigate organisational politics. The study proposes a useful model for making positive use of organisational politics.
  4. The forth research briefing our members got this week is from a paper just published which will interest anyone in L&D or who engages in training or teaching. It is a paper by a university Buiness Studies lecturer examining how you can use and integrate a social media App courses with great effect. I have tried the tools and activities suggested, with one of my new classes and they are really engaged in the topic now.
  5. We have previously sent our members a number of Research Briefings about the ‘Dark Triad’ of personality types – Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy. In a study just published we have provided our members with a Research Briefing about an unusual study looking at what roles each of these personality types are best suited for in organisations.
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David Wilkinson is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Review. He is also acknowledged to be one of the world's leading experts in dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty and developing emotional resilience. David teaches and conducts research at a number of universities including the University of Oxford, Medical Sciences Division, Cardiff University, Oxford Brookes University School of Business and many more. He has worked with many organisations as a consultant and executive coach including Schroders, where he coaches and runs their leadership and management programmes, Royal Mail, Aimia, Hyundai, The RAF, The Pentagon, the governments of the UK, US, Saudi, Oman and the Yemen for example. In 2010 he developed the world's first and only model and programme for developing emotional resilience across entire populations and organisations which has since become known as the Fear to Flow model which is the subject of his next book. In 2012 he drove a 1973 VW across six countries in Southern Africa whilst collecting money for charity and conducting on the ground charity work including developing emotional literature in children and orphans in Africa and a number of other activities. He is the author of The Ambiguity Advanatage: What great leaders are great at, published by Palgrave Macmillian. See more: About: About David Wikipedia: David's Wikipedia Page

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