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Tagged With: Industrial Psychology

Essay: Breaking the Leadership Pipeline

Breaking the Leadership Pipeline – the myth about Talent The world of talent. For surely it is a “world” all in and of itself, no? When we first step into the world of talent, we are faced with the precarious requirements of actually defining what is talent, who is talent, and what do we do … Continue reading »

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Essay: The Realm of Engagement and Motivation – Enter Gamification

The Realm of Engagement and Motivation: The twisted version of gamification Having done my masters on a twisted version of the gamification realm of engagement and motivation, I often feel quite invigorated by my “up-and-coming” approach to work environments. This gets put very clearly into perspective when speaking to developers in the IT world, where … Continue reading »

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Essay: Adjusting Strategy

Adjusting Strategy: Moving into new territories or across new terrain? I was privileged to spend some time in Canada where I took a Competition and Strategy business module as a part of my final undergraduate year of study. This module was, by far, the one that intimidated me the most but also stretched me to … Continue reading »

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Success-sion

Success-sion Sustaining success across generations Having recently gone through a systems and strategic thinking skills training session, where we were being trained in how to give this training, I was quite shocked by the opening statements saying that youngsters should not be the sole facilitators of this kind of training. The idea was that the … Continue reading »

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Born to Be… integrating assessments into one’s being

Born to Be… Integrating Assessments into One’s Being – which Assessments speak the truth? After attending conferences aimed at Industrial Organisational Psychology, I often feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of information I was able to not take in during my attendance, simply because there appears to be so much to still learn. This being said, … Continue reading »

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Essay: Motivate Me!

Motivate Me! The balance between internal and external motivation Having just come back from a seven-day tournament requiring immense physical application and mental acuity, I find myself deeply focused on motivation and where we get this from. You see, field hockey (or, as they call it in South Africa, “hockey”) is not only a sport … Continue reading »

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Essay: The Incestuous-ness of Psychologists in Practice

The Incestuous-ness of Psychologists in Business When do we STOP in-breeding? For the love of everything good in this world, I cannot fathom why – in the world of business psychology – the question of intent is consistently, pointedly, and purposefully raised in every possible escapade of psychology-on-psychology relationships. We seem to find ourselves so … Continue reading »

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Essay: Can I has…a Mentor?

Can I has…a Mentor? The mentor and coach relationship – what’s with that anyway? One of the more common concepts reoccurring in today’s business world relates to the propriety of a coach and mentors. If the organisation identifies your potential, rather than send you on a myriad of development workshops that mean very little at … Continue reading »

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Essay: The “Ethical Elbow” for IOP

The “Ethical Elbow” An IOP Intern’s Perspective of the Breaking Point The question is: how far must one’s ethical elbow bend, before it breaks? I have always considered myself as being a person of high moral standards. This has changed drastically in the working world – and not from lack of protest. The fact is, … Continue reading »

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Essay: Psychologists – A Collision of Worlds

Psychologists: A Collision of Worlds Consider the idea of industrial psychologists. What exactly are they? Some like to consider them “behavioural scientists”. But when was the last time a theory – ground breaking, earth shattering, life moving theory – was founded? The fact is, IOPs are not the ones doing this. Psychologists are. And if … Continue reading »

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