June 9th 2017

The Dirty Dozen: A Concise Measure of the Dark Triad

There has been an exponential increase of interest in the dark side of human nature during the last decade. To better understand this dark side, the authors developed and validated a concise, 12-item measure of the Dark Triad: narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism. Known as the 'Dirty Dozen', this measure is a consise psychological assessment of the the three dark personality traints most often found in leadership.


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Webinar: Optimising HR's Business Contribution

In today's rapidly changing business environment, it's more important than ever for HR to be commercial, close to the business, and clearly aligned to business strategy. However, the reality for many organisations is that HR is often disconnected from business priorities, and HR's contribution to critical strategic and commercial objectives is not always clear.

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March 19th 2019

International Conference: Speed, Productivity & Agility - Essentials for Tomorrow's Disruptive Business Environment - Programme

What will differentiate the successful organisations of tomorrow and how should they be preparing to get a head start? This brochure explores the content of CRF's 11th International Conference, taking place at Hotel Sofia, Barcelona. By taking a multi-faceted view of the drivers of organisation performance, the conference will challenge attendees to be radical and imaginative in developing strategies to execute the personal and organisational transformations essential for business continuity. If you weren't able to secure a place, we’ll provide a digital retrospective of all topics discussed after the conference on our website.

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  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
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February 21st 2019

Post Meeting Review Notes - Trusted Advisor: HR Business Partnering, Relationship Building & Influencing

These Post Meeting Review Notes summarise the outcomes and key messages from CRF's latest event, Trusted Advisor. They include an exploration of what it takes to build trust and the variables of trustworthiness and, also delve into limitations and constraints around the topic. At the end of the notes, there is a feedback form for members who attended the event to complete and send back to CRF, as we very much value your opinions.

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  • Influencing
  • Managing People
  • Negotiations
  • Organisation Development
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  • Transformation
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June 9th 2017

Political Skills in Organizations

This paper from the Journal of Management was kindly shared by our speaker, Oliver James. It defines characteristics and dimensions of political skills in organizations, as well as the effects of political skills on self and others. Political skills in organizations is not a new topic, but research in this area doesn’t seem to have moved on much in several decades. In this paper, a conceptualization of political skills in organisations is proposed, which considers the effects on both self and others. Examining the required social competencies, along with cognitive, affective and behavioral manifestations, this paper explores elements that have a direct effect on outcomes in this area.

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July 14th 2016

Progress - Issue 4: Good and effective leadership

Within this fourth edition of our e-magazine - Progress – Andy Newall, Group HR Director at Imperial Brands, provides his recommendations on what constitutes effective leadership.

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July 14th 2014

Progress - Issue 2: Repressed Narcissism and The Values of High-performing Teams

Within this second edition of our e-magazine - Progress - Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology at University College London discusses the area of repressed narcissism and the values of high-performing teams.

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