Research
What is Self-Awareness?

What is Self-Awareness?

Take a look at the first in my Knowledge Share video series on YouTube In this video I talk about self-awareness and my three layer definition Click to watch!

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Uni News!

DBA: Nia Thomas Nia Thomas, a Law graduate who works in strategy at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, has graduated from USW with a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) research degree. For her doctoral thesis, supervised by Professor Gareth...

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In conversation…

In conversation…

Join me in conversation with the brilliant Michael Baker, Sally Evans and Kate Williams talking about all those things I love to talk about, leader effectiveness and self awareness!

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What’s in a name? Soft Skills – Part 2

What’s in a name? Soft Skills – Part 2

Soft skills is a real contradiction in terms! Soft skills are the most difficult to acquire and by calling them ‘soft skills’, we don’t convey just how difficult they are to develop. Two weeks ago I put out a poll seeking ideas for a better term than soft skills and...

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What’s in a name? Part 1 – Soft Skills

What’s in a name? Part 1 – Soft Skills

A few times over the last week I’ve read posts talking about how unhelpful the term ‘soft skills’ is. It really doesn’t conjure the complexities of relations based interactions, does it? You’ll already know my view by now, that soft skills are the hardest to acquire....

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The A to Z of Self Aware Leadership

A is for Authenticity To be an effective leader we need to behave in an authentic way and to be authentic, we need to know what we think and feel about our values and strengths B is for Behaviour When we are self-aware, we are aware of our behaviour, how others view...

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Job Levels for All!

Job Levels for All!

In my research questionnaire, I wanted people from all over the Welsh public service to identify their job level. I looked at organisational stratification literature which mainly came from the private sector and military. They offered weird and wonderful job levels...

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Rocks and Opinions

When we seek to find out what people think, we often use questionnaires. In researching self awareness, lots of studies used questionnaires. Very few used interviews or diaries. It made me think about quantitative versus qualitative methods. I discovered there’s a big...

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Leaders, Leaders Everywhere!

If you read the literature about leadership, you’ll notice that it’s weighted towards the idea that leadership sits with people in senior roles. A number of the journal articles that I looked at focussed on individuals either in senior positions or training to take on...

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Resonant Leadership

In researching self awareness and leader effectiveness, Resonant Leadership appeared as being the leadership model of key relevance. Self awareness is often seen as interchangeable with emotional intelligence, and Resonant Leadership is based on emotional...

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