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The Tyranny of Satisfaction

I was invited to contribute a blog post to this fascinating series on Surviving Work over on the LSE Business Review.  I wrote a short […]

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A short video about my research into emotion at work

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Culture and psychology in the boardroom

This short video from my UCD colleague Professor Niamh Brennan discusses culture and psychology in the board room.  A useful primer for anyone sitting (or […]

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Creativity is a problem

…however much an organization officially celebrates out-of-box thinking, people are going to associate leadership and creativity the way they associate fish and bicycles. So being […]

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When what you are doing isn’t working…

I’ve been interested in Professor Michael Wesch’s teaching methods for some time and have followed his use of social media in the classroom (via social media […]

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The art of listening

I heard the two men talking about a third old man who had recently died. One of them said, “I was visiting him at his […]

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Periphery and Centre

I’m looking forward to hosting the European Regional Meeting of the ISPSO at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin this week.  We will have 40 […]

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Under the surface of organisations

Super graphic from Torben Rick on what’s going on below the surface regarding change.

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Dare to disagree?

I keep returning to Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk on constructive and creative conflict.  Her invitation (one with which I agree) is to consider conflict a […]

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The real price of perks at work

The second part of my conversation with Charlie Taylor at the Irish Times focussed on perks at work.  Are free sandwiches, gym membership etc enough […]

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