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I’m Adrian Furnham
Professor of Psychology, author and academic

An approachable, practical, academic insight into business issues

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“With vast amounts of publications under his belt, including newspaper columns for the Financial Times, Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph, Adrian expounds his knowledge in over 1300 scientific papers and 95 books”
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Vocational Preferences

Choosing and changing different jobs.
The consequences of job fit and misfit.
Passion at work.

Cognitive Ability and Emotional Intelligence

How to define and measure intelligence?
What is EQ?
Which is more important when and why?

Learning and Thinking Styles

How many styles are there?
Are some “better” than others?
Can you change your style?

Generational Differences at Work

How to describe the different generations.
The “problematic millennials”.
The aging process.

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Workshops

Workshops

Business Psychology: Talks and short practical courses

Half-Day Workshops.

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The Quagmire of Ethics

Ethical investing – defined here in the broadest terms – is more popular than ever. This focuses on investing in companies whose beliefs and practices align with an investor’s values as they pertain to the company’s impact on society. The popularity of this investment approach appears to be growing significantly. Thirty years ago it seemed…

The Psychology of Gossip and the Grapevine

However smart and smooth the “internal communications department” gossip thrives in organisations;   particularly those  in trouble. Glossy in-house (staff) magazines, a monthly video talk from the CEO, regular email communication can neither prevent nor even inhibit the work of the grapevine. Often the attempt to formalise, control and sanitise all communication within an organisation really…

Cults and Mind Control

Why do people join the Masons, the Rotarians or the Labour Party?  Because of what they offer: friendship, connections, identity, an opportunity to make a contribution.  Are the motives the same as joining the Order of the Solar Temple, the Branch Davidians, the Taliban, Hamas, or the Al Qua-eda?  How are acceptable social groups and…

Trainer-mania

They are often an odd group of people, adult work-related trainers.  They are not consultants, though many aspire to be because the daily rate is higher.  They are not teachers, because that sounds patronising to their clients.

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“Professor Adrian Furnham is one of the world’s most productive psychologists and one of HR Magazine’s 20 Most Influential People in HR.

Approachable, well-informed and engaging Adrian is an accomplished speaker sure to deliver.”

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Selected Clients

BBC
Associated British Foods plc
Lloyds TSB
HSBC
Coca-Cola
The Sunday Times
Goldman Sachs
Emirates
British Airways
Welsh Assembly
NHS
Vistage
Royal
Defence
Executive Council
Baker Tilly
Anglo American
Mars
Economist
Siopsa
Bechtel
KPMG
Eversheds
M&G
British Quality Foundation
Metropolitan Police
Serco
Ogilvy
GFII
Army
Civil Service Club Singapore
MFA Singapore
Fidelity
Mountain View Learning
Crest
LVMH
Credit Suisse
Aon
Threadneedle Investments
L’Oreal
Arup
DVLA
Ferrovial
Mentis
CRF
ebay
HLB
Ambrosetti
Osborne
Kronos
PWC
Baker McKenzie
Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority
AGG
Right at Home
Curo
Trip Advisor
SAP
Credible
FCO
Assured Events
Elite Leaders
Hays
Convercent
Cathay Pacific
Summit Events
Federal Authority for Government Human Resources
Air New Zealand
HR Global Consultancy
BITA
SD
Defence Academy of the UK
Air Canada
Adrian Furnham

I was educated at the London School of Economics where I obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where I completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. I subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree.

Past Academic Positions

Lecturer
Pembroke College Oxford

Professor
University College London

Awards & Recognition

Elected Fellow of the Leadership Trust

Elected Academician of the Learned Society of the Social Sciences

British Psychological Society Academic Contribution to Practice Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

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