A Sik Mind ? With Dr George Sik - January 2015

A Sik Mind ? With Dr George Sik - January 2015

 Tuesday, 6th January 2015

Some of us struggle to get going in January, while others bounce into the new working year with exuberance and enthusiasm. Just why are some people more resilient than others? It always strikes me how useful personality profiling can be in exploring this area of the human condition.

A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - December 2014

A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - December 2014

 Monday, 15th December 2014

With coaching ever more essential in the workplace, it is always fascinating to see psychometrics employed in this field. Although traditionally associated with selection, personality profiling is increasingly used in learning and development and indeed the area of coaching specifically, with our instrument, The Quest Profiler, being no exception. The section about Conflict Styles and Conflict Resolution, for example, helps remind us that different people deal with conflicts and adversarial situations in different ways, and the better we understand these, the more we can see why conflicts might have occurred in the past and try to stop them from happening in the future.

A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - November 2014

A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - November 2014

 Wednesday, 5th November 2014

It was great to be up at the CIPD annual conference and exhibition over Bonfire Night and to see so many old friends and new on the eras stand. As usual, the presentations at the conference covered a host of themes and I couldn’t help noticing how many of them were related to personality in some way.

A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik -  October 2014

A Sik Mind? With Dr George Sik - October 2014

 Monday, 6th October 2014

Welcome to a new short column, revealing intriguing morsels from the wider world of psychology. Fascinated as we are by personality, it’s always interesting to read about what is counter-intuitive and the ‘dark side of emotional intelligence’ (nothing to do with Star Wars!) is one such topic. Essentially, being emotionally intelligent doesn’t necessarily make you a nice person – despite what books popularising the subject might have led you to believe.

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