Research shows focus groups can work with or without a moderator
This research reveals how taking potential biases of a moderator out of the room, can focus on what the group really thinks about an issue. Also, would people actually talk? Would they stay ‘on topic’? Would the participants feel comfortable with the situation?
Having a bad boss makes you a worse employee
How does an abusive boss adjust the way you think and work? This article looks at the cognitive factors of abusive leadership and how it effects employee performance.
Employee surveys may miss out on uncovering toxic leadership practices
Research has uncovered a need for organisations to give more critical thinking when it comes to assess leadership performance.
People in power who are guilt-prone are less likely to be corrupt
Guilt. It’s a horrible feeling that causes us to question our worth as human beings.
Psychopathic traits behind the rise and fall of Madoff
"There are likely to be plenty of people in the world of corporate finance with similar psychopathic traits to Bernie Madoff."
"Divine" legislation mapped: Religion blocks freedom and democracy across the globe
"Societies with greater social inequality are more likely to worship gods that are attributed with a dominant character."
How blame is attributed to male and female leaders
The negative outcomes of male leaders are blamed on their selfish decisions, while those of female leaders are put down to bad luck.
Improving your work-life balance can make you a more effective leader at work
"However, I expect that a lot of after-hours working–either at the office or at home is a form of escape from dysfunctional family life."
Gender targets miss the mark for women in leadership
Without the right combination of evidence-based practices that can support a ‘trickle-down effect’ and a CEO who can visibly drive change, targets may be ignored or ineffective.
Directors who disagree politically with an incoming CEO are more likely to leave
“Executives’ political ideologies have a profound impact on the organization, so it is imperative to understand whether the political views of those in the upper echelons play a role in cultivating who sits at the apex of the firm.”
For leaders, playing favorites can be a smart strategy
"In less clearly structured teams ... having a biased boss typically led to better outcomes, with improved coordination and performance across the entire team."
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