Research
Discovery Series – Part 2

Discovery Series – Part 2

My research questionnaire was in 4 parts - demographics, self-awareness, leader effectiveness and free text. The self awareness section. was made up of 24 statements. Welsh public service employees had to rate their agreement to each statement, from 1 - strongly...

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Discovery Series – Part 1

Discovery Series – Part 1

My research focussed on self-awareness, leader effectiveness and leadership at all levels of the Welsh public service. I asked Welsh public service employees to complete a questionnaire and I carried out some interviews. My findings told me that there was a...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It's going to be a different Christmas for so many of us this year, but I hope you have a peaceful and restful few days and you're able to connect with family and friends virtually, if not actually. Let's hope for a kinder, better 2021 for us all

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The Self/Other Ratings Studies

In researching self-awareness (SA), the self/other ratings studies (SORs) appeared as key research in both defining SA and working out how to assess it and improve it. Essentially the SORs carry out research on ‘what do I think of me, what do you think of me’. If you...

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Research: what’s it all about?

I'm interested in self-awareness, leader effectiveness and leadership at all levels. My research aim is to: ‘Criitically explore self-awareness and its relevance to leader effectiveness across all levels of the Welsh public service’ To help move my study from theory...

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Five Functions Job Level Franework

Five Functions Job Level Franework

One of the original contributions of my thesis is the development of an universal job level framework for Welsh public service organisations, stratified by function rather than salary or job titles. You’re welcome to use my model. Please credit it to me. It’s my pride...

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Hear your work. And listen

I’ve followed the advice of the amazing Tara Brabazon and read my whole thesis out loud. It has certainly brought it to life and pointed out a few bloopers! We often don’t review papers and documents by reading them aloud, but I think it’s a practice I might start...

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Submission!

My thesis is complete. It is done. It is submitted! After 4 years of reading, learning, writing, revising, critiquing and wanting to throw in the towel, it’s written. It may need refinement and editing but all of the sections are now on a page and the whole thing has...

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Nearly there?

I was aiming for December but it may be more like May!!! Yesterday I wrote the conclusion of the conclusion. The very last page. It did feel very strange yet incredibly positive. My supervisor said he thought I could submit in May rather than December, and who am I to...

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2020: The Year of the Thesis!

The festive break is over and it's back to work we go. But it's been an excellent chance to get some serious study time in. With my husband working days, evenings and weekends, I've ignored the washing up, the hoovering and the laundry and spent days and days pouring...

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