PUBLICATIONS


Cognition: Theory, Measurement and Implications

This article focuses on cognition, which is of critical importance within educational and work environments, as well as within the context of leadership assessment and development.

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Understanding Human Consciousness: Theory and Application

The study of consciousness attracts the attention of psychologists, philosophers and scientists. It is, however, mostly dealt with in a descriptive and speculative manner, without explaining the nature of the subjective experience and the dynamics involved.

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The Assessment and Development of Analytical and Systems Thinking Skills in the Work Environment

Human survival is premised on the capacity to continuously ascribe meaning to stimuli and acting on these perspectives in order to achieve certain goals. This involves a full range of integrated cognitive processes referred to as, inter alia, thinking skills, intellectual functioning, reasoning, problem-solving, perceptual frameworks, creativity and judgement.

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Towards an Integrated Assessment of Leadership Potential

This paper focuses on the assessment of leadership potential in terms of a number of related philosophical, theoretical, and technical considerations. A critical evaluation of current assessment practice is followed by the introduction of alternative assessment methodologies and techniques aimed at measuring consciousness, cognition, and motivation. Practical guidelines for integrated and holistic leadership assessment, as well as the future of assessment, are also addressed.

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VO Case Studies – Organisational Culture

Research on the Value Orientations in the form of 20 case studies. The research provides insight into the worldview and organisational cultures of diverse industries. The qualitative interpretations are useful to people familiar with the VO or interested in Spiral Dynamics.

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Research Study in Linguistics using the CPP

Read this interesting research study, Successful vs. Less Successful Iranian EFL Learners: Cognitive Styles, Cognitive Flexibility, and Experience Evaluation by Avarzamani & Farahian as published in the International Journal of English Linguistics.

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Case studies: Predicting the academic and work performance of accountants using the CPP

The following seven studies were conducted in two of the big four accounting firms in South Africa. The goal was to evaluate the degree by which the CPP predicts the academic and work performance of trainee and qualified accountants.

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Investigating the reliability and validity of the Cognitive Process Profile (CPP)

How do we assess the reliability of an assessment which, by its very nature, precludes re‐assessment within a period of time where familiarity of what was undertaken previously will distort future performance on the assessment? This is the conundrum facing investigation of reliability of the CPP.

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Consciousness Models in Action: Comparisons

This paper discusses various theoretical models of the evolution of consciousness as well as critically evaluates and integrates the models into a single organising framework, which is then applied to leadership theory.

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