Research
From Interview to Audition

From Interview to Audition

One of my research recommendations is that public sector recruitment pay more attention to emotions and behaviour. Is there a better way to assess potential than interview? I’ve experienced many people doing well at interview but are incompetent and competent people...

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Discovery Series – Part 10

Discovery Series – Part 10

Welcome to the Discovery Series Part 10. In this blog, I’m going to talk about the final four themes that came from my research: WELSH COMMUNITY CONTEXT: Wales needs to be considered specifically, because it has its own laws and indigenous language. It can’t simply be...

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Discovery Series – Part 9

Discovery Series – Part 9

Welcome to the Discovery Series Part 9. In this blog, I’m going to talk about... • Technical skills and capabilities alongside emotions and behaviours • Organisational standards and processes TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES / EMOTIONS AND BEHAVIOURS: It became clear...

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Discovery Series – Part 8

Discovery Series – Part 8

Welcome to Part 8 of the Discovery Series. In this blog I’m going to talk about: • Strategic level disconnect and decision making • Innate leadership ability and learning from others’ experiences STRATEGIC LEVEL DISCONNECT: People felt a clear detachment between...

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Discovery series – Part 7

Discovery series – Part 7

The themes which came out of my research have neatly grouped themselves into ten, so I’m going to write ten parts in the Discovery Series. In this blog I’m going to talk about: Definitions, benefits of self-awareness and behaviour (good and bad)Reflection DEFINITIONS:...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I wish you..... Happiness and good health Motivation and stamina Curiosity and creativity Kindness and calm Self awareness and resilience Effective leadership

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Discovery Series – Part 6

Discovery Series – Part 6

In bringing all my research findings together, I developed the Corollary Model. It corralled the questionnaire findings, interview findings and literature comparison together into one glorious triangle! I discovered that there was a relationships between...

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Discovery Series – Part 5

Discovery Series – Part 5

I wanted to know if people who were identified as effective leaders had more self-awareness than people who were identified as ineffective leaders. I also wanted to know if the answer would be the same across the five job levels of the Welsh public service. I looked...

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Discovery Series – Part 4

Discovery Series – Part 4

One of my research questions was: do strategic level leaders have more self-awareness than leaders at any other level? The literature suggested yes. My research said no! In the questionnaire, people had to give responses for themselves and their manager. I grouped...

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Discovery Series – Part 3

Discovery Series – Part 3

The second part of my research involved doing eight interviews. Similar themes kept coming up and what people told me, backed up my questionnaire findings. Five particularly strong themes came through the interviews. They’re listed below, in order or importance:...

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