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The Perfect Team According to Google Researchers

This article summarises the findings of “Project Aristotle”, in which Google researchers studied what made a team effective at Google. The researchers found that “what really mattered was less about who was on the team, and more about how the team worked together.”

Nov 3, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Human Resources- Culture & Organisational Development

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The Evolution of Work Drives Organisational Psychologists Front & Centre

With emerging technology trends and the very concept of work being actively redefined, Industrial and Organisational Psychologists are primed for changing the world of work. The new decade has spurred a myriad of “top trends” articles in technology and the future of work that will push us to re-evaluate our skills, jobs and the workforce as a whole.

Jun 24, 2020

Topics: Psychology- Future of Work

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Method For Facilitating An Assessment Debrief

Each debrief is different. There is a complex chain of considerations that go along with every debrief situation to be given due care.

Oct 11, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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In a Nutshell: Wheel of Emotions

Robert Plutchik (1927 – 2006) was an American psychologist and professor who received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and was professor emeritus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Plutchik published numerous books on the subject of emotion and authored or co-authored more than 265 articles.

Aug 30, 2019

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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70 Plus Communication Tools, Tips, Terms, Frameworks, Principles

For an absurd length of time, I’ve been promising myself that I would put together a storehouse of important models and concepts around communication, persuasion, relationships, rhetoric, argument, and debate.

Aug 12, 2019

Topics: Psychology- General Business

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Maslow’s Hierarchy: 6 Myths

Most Psychologists have a general familiarity with Maslow's hierarchy of needs. I wanted to dig deeper into the model to determine whether it truly has sufficient validity to still be considered useful in today’s business environment.

Aug 12, 2019

Topics: Smarter Thinking- Psychology- Learning & Development

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The Most Misunderstood Dimension of Personality

In physics, there are objects of study that stupefy and ensnare, objects that have swallowed geniuses whole, objects whose continued investigation open deeper and darker doorways into the mind, labyrinths from which there is no escape, no resolution, no happiness, nothing. 

Jun 30, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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Making Sense of Personality - 7 All-Star Mental Models

“I basically load my head full of mental models… the really smart thinkers are clear thinkers and they understand the basics at a very, very fundamental level.”— Naval Ravikant (Farnam Street Podcast, best podcast episode I’ve listened to in years)

Jun 11, 2019

Topics: Psychology

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