How I Came to Write a Management Book for my Elder Daughter Louisa

I am writing this blog on account of a LinkedIn post by one of my contacts: Jaspal Kaur Sagoo who has bought and read The Humm Handbook.  Of all the types of endorsements, unsolicited compliments are the best. The story about the Humm Handbook begins in 1972 when I was halfway through completing an MBA course at the London Business School.  Charles Handy was my tutor.  This was before Charles had written his first book and had established himself as a leading British management guru. .....

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What makes strangers connect or not? 

An interesting article recently appeared on What makes strangers click? It is a well-known principle of psychology that we like those who are most like ourselves.  In this article the work of Columbia University psychologist Maya Rossignac-Milon is discussed.  She asserts there is a second factor; it is not just with whom we’re talking – but what we’re talking about.  The secret of good relationships is to try and make sense of the world together. She believes successful.....

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Selfish And Combative People Don’t Actually Get Ahead At Work

Image of the von Hammerstein-Equord management model This was the title of a recent article by Emily Reynolds in the Research Digest of the British Psychological Society that you can access here. The article quotes a 14-year longitudinal study from the University of California Study by Cameron Anderson that tracked 457 university graduates over 14 years.   The students was first given a Five Factor Model (FFM) personality test.  Then fourteen years later, when those participants wer.....

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200911 Does Self-Control Increase Your Psychopathic Tendencies?

I always thought the opposite but then I read this article from the BBC. How self-control can actually unleash your dark side On reflection, I still think the opposite.  In 2017 I presented I formally presented the 7MTF model at the Sixth International Congress for Emotional Intelligence held in Oporto.  You can read the paper here.  While developing the 7MTF I realised that what best corresponded to Regulator EQ component was low levels of Neuroticism in the Five-Factor Model (FFM).....

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