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Spring 2011 edition

The Ashridge Research Journal

Welcome to 360°, the Ashridge Journal, with the latest thinking and research from Ashridge faculty. The contents list below shows the articles from the latest edition for Spring 2011. Click through on the titles or through the left-hand menu to read the articles online. You can also download PDF copies of the individual articles.

To download PDF copies of previous editions of 360°, the Ashridge Journal, either click on the cover images at the bottom of this page or click on the menu buttons on the left-hand side.

My angle

Dr. Gill Coleman analyses how acquiring knowledge is increasingly the result of complex human interactions rather than rigid organisational patterns.


Research overview

Shirine Voller presents an overview of the latest Ashridge research.


Influencing: The key to successful business relationships

Leaders need to focus as much on developing effective working relationships as they do on the functional aspects of their jobs. Fiona Dent and Mike Brent introduce a range of techniques to develop this crucial skill of influencing.


Classroom 2.0: What is the future of education?

Ronan Gruenbaum reviews the rapidly advancing technology that is shaping the future of learning, and the changing nature of the role of the teacher and the classroom.


Re-framing programme evaluation framework

Research shows that formal evaluation practices have only a limited infl uence on the decisions made about management development programmes. Shirine Voller introduces a new model for reframing evaluation processes.


Performance pay:
Leadership prescription or class A narcotic?

Does more pay result in higher performance? Steve Watson examines the evidence and puts forward recommendations for those managing performance.


Mindful leadership:
Exploring the value of a meditation practice

Meditation in the business world is moving from the fringe to the mainstream. Emma Dolman and Dave Bond review the impact that meditation practices have made, and report on a meditation research study conducted at Ashridge.

Perspectives: Neuroscience, learning and change

Kai Peters summarises the latest developments in our knowledge of the workings of the brain, and how these findings can be used in designing learning interventions in executive education.

Previous Editions of 360º, the Ashridge Journal

Click on brochure cover to download the full edition in PDF format:

Front cover of Winter 2009 - 2010 edition of 360
Summer 2010
Front cover of Winter 2009 - 2010 edition of 360
Winter 2009
Front cover of Spring 2009 edition of 360
Spring 2009
Front cover of Autumn 2008 edition of 360
Autumn 2008
Front cover of Spring 2008 edition of 360
Spring 2008
Front cover of Autumn 2007 edition of 360
Autumn 2007
Front cover of Spring 2007 edition of 360
Spring 2007
Front cover of Autumn 2006 edition of 360
Autumn 2006
Front cover of Spring 2006 edition of 360
Spring 2006
Front cover of Autumn 2005 edition of 360
Autumn 2005
Front cover of Spring 2005 edition of 360
Spring 2005
Front cover of Autumn 2004 edition of 360
Autumn 2004
Cover of the winter 2011 edition of 360, the Ashridge Journal