Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

Thank Crunchie for That

November 19, 2011


If you’re not British you may not understand the title.  Sorry about that.  Here’s a hint at the explanation: Yes, it’s sad but true, that it feels like Friday… I’m working on the to-be-proofed draft now.  That means I have a draft (currently called Version 10f) that’s in grey text.  Chunk by chunk I’m copying […]

Gary Hamel in the HBR

November 16, 2011


I don’t normally post things that aren’t completely on topic.  I’m making an exception for Gary Hamel. You may know that I quoted Hamel and Valikangas articles (they’ve worked together a fair bit) ad infinitum in my essays.  I’ve used Valikangas’s book as one of the ‘touchstone texts’ of my dissertation.  But I haven’t managed […]

Resilience Definition (Newnham, 2011)

November 14, 2011


It was so lovely to finally meet Amy and Gavin Lee last week! Now, my definition of resilience.  As you know my definition of resilience has changed over time as I’ve learned more. I think I have my final version – though I reserve the right to change my mind!).  And I thought it was […]

0.53 and 0.61 is ok, right?

November 7, 2011


Oh I’m just going to tease you now. In my 15 minute crash course on what makes a good correlation stat I was reliably informed by my tutor that it goes roughly like this: Less that 0.2 isn’t worth a mention 0.2 – 0.29 is vaguely interesting 0.3+ is an ok correlation 0.5+ is a […]

Correlations and Coefficients

November 7, 2011


Spurred on by Amy, with advice from my tutor on what the thresholds were for useful correlations, I found a magic little site that will analyse two columns of numbers and tell you what the correlation is. It’s easy, it’s free, and I’m utterly thankful it exists and I found it. If you need correlations, […]

Research Focus Statement

November 3, 2011


I just redrafted the first paragraph of the Research Focus section of the Introduction.  It now says this: “The aim of this study is to provide organisational leaders with an understanding of the term “organisational resilience” and how it is achieved.  Furthermore it aims to offer insights to equip leaders to understand their own PRB […]

Name That Thesis!

November 2, 2011


Dear Reader, Ok, what do we think of this as the first stab at a newly revised title? GOLD OR DUST? Predicting individual leaders propensity for resilient behaviours in an organisational context  What do you think?  Gold or dust? Ok, so it’s time to confess, where I’m at and ask you to encourage me along! As […]