Business Psychology in Action


Creating flourishing organisations through evidence-based and emerging practices

Action

The ABP has commissioned this new book, edited by Pauline Grant supported by Uzma Afridi, Juliane Sternemann and Emma Wilson.

Interested in our brains? Fiona Murden shows us what we can learn from neuroscience findings and what myths to discard. Pete Hamill elaborates the concept of embodied leadership and Sally Moore helps us to appreciate and accommodate neurodiversity.

From the inner mind to the outer limits – business is global, but what does that mean for Business Psychology practice? Sebastian Salicru points to the importance of ‘intercultural competence’ in leadership development and Sylvana Storey reports on a global study, drawing conclusions about diversity related to performance.

Wondering how digital technology is changing assessment and development? Mike Crimes describes emerging thinking that reflects the business need to manage costs and that takes psychology-based tools appropriately into client control. Janey Howl shows how technology is contributing new delivery opportunities in coaching.

And while we’re on the subject of coaching, Colleen Addicott suggests ways of helping clients to be at their best more consistently and Jonathan Passmore demonstrates the psychology behind successful training and coaching in safety critical environments.

Which segues into looking at risk. Martin Down & David Lane add to our understanding of how risk builds in human behaviour through assumptions and how to counter it. Geoff Trickey offers a robust model to understand, assess and address the psychological elements of risk.

It’s not just high risk environments where things can go wrong. Gillian Hyde updates us on career derailers and the intersection with culture, and Stephen Benton & Anna Sommers give us an overview of conflict in organisations.

Consulting best practice? David Biggs gives an overview of the consulting landscape and we offer perspectives from three experienced practitioners: Nigel Harrison and Steve Whiddett separately present case studies using their well-founded methodologies, both of which stress the importance of context. Meanwhile Jan P de Jonge makes the business case for people’s well-being having priority in work-place interventions.

Drowning in a sea of ‘leadership’ literature? Tom Hopton & Peter Saville take us on a useful historical journey through leadership research and the giants on whose shoulders the Saville Consulting leadership model sits. Scott Lichtenstein & Paul Aitken identify the features of leadership that make for sustainable organisations and that in the process contribute morally as well as economically to our communities.