Contrary to the common assumptions about employing overqualified people - that they will be bored, cause trouble and probably not stay around for long, it appears the research supports a much more positive set of outcomes in many cases. 

In this podcast David interviews one of the researchers of a new paper that should cause people to re-evaluate the overqualified, Asst Prof. Hans Van Dijk.

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In this episode David interviews Dr. Ruby Campbell, author of Scientists in every boardroom: Harnessing the power of STEMM leaders in an irrational world. For episode full notes, a link to the book, transcript and more head over to: 

In this episode David interviews Assistant Professor Regan Stevenson from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana School of Business about his research looking at entrepreneurial pivots. For full notes from the podcast go to

In this episode David explores the difference between social and structural job resources. 

Evidence-based organisational change

Keywords: evidence-based practice, organisational change, change, evidence- based organisational change, evidence, evidence quality

Organisational change is a continually 'hot topic' within both the organisational and research communities with very good reason, as the rate of the pace of change increases year-on-year (currently estimated to be approximately 9% change increase year-on-year). And this is just in terms of new knowledge, scientific discoveries and technological advancements. Added to this, there is an almost measurable amount of social, political and market change ongoing at any particular time. At the time of writing the Covid_19 pandemic is creating unprecedented organisational and social change around the world.

But how much evidence is there for many of the ideas, methods, techniques, and tools that organisations, consultants and organisational change professionals use? Find out what the research says...

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In this episode, David looks at a study that finds that many of the effects or outcomes of coaching, and in particular, leadership coaching occur after the programme of coaching have occurred.

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Issues like the Enron scandal (where the Chief Executive was found guilty of 18 counts of fraud, conspiracy and insider trading) and the VW emissions scandal (where technology was used to cheat emissions testing protocol and a range of other scandals) show that unethical and unprincipled decision-making and leadership is not an uncommon problem and is most likely occurring right now behind closed boardroom doors in some organisation or other.

The damage done by unprincipled and unethical leadership can be... go to…nterview-podcast/ to get the rest of this post and a full transcript and free research briefings


More and more organisations are turning to big data to inform their decision-making, however they are finding that all is not well when they try to use big data.

A new study by researcher Maryam Ghasemaghaei and Goran Calic from De Grot Business School at McMaster University looking at why organisations often end up abandoning the use of Big Data in their decision making, makes for some useful and interesting reading. 

In this podcast I interview Dr. Maryam Ghasemaghaei about her research and findings.

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Social norms are the rules that guide and constrain behaviours within any culture or society and both stem from and control what is appropriate behaviour within that environment. Social norms are the arbiters of order, organisation and structure within any society. However, despite the fact that they regulate social interactions and maintain order within a society, norm violations are frequent.


A number of previous studies have found that in many societies, regular and blatant norm violators tend to be controlled, often in subtle ways, and they are frequently prevented from being able to gain positions of influence.

 These are normal parts of everyday life, but the questions are: 

  1. Why do some people violate social norms?
  2. How are norm violators controlled and their influence restricted?
  3. Why and who are the arbiters of social norm following?

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