KNOWING IS POWER

 Contact: louise@knowingispower.com


Published works

Article in SA Journal of Industrial Psychology: You have to keep your head on your shoulders’: A systems psychodynamic perspective on women leaders.

Background: Women leaders within Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in South Africa have increased in numbers over the past years and they have changed the dynamics in these institutions. Yet, it is a subject that has hardly been explored from the perspective of women leaders 

Aim: The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of women leaders in HEIs from a systems psychodynamic perspective using the conflict, identity, boundaries, authority, roles, task (CIBART) model, a well-researched model to analyse systems psychodynamics and to gain a deeper understanding of (un) conscious dynamics within organisations.

https://sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1424



Article in SA Journal of Industrial Psychology: ‘The fact that she just looked at me…’ – Narrations on shame in South African workplaces.

Article: Shame in the workplace often occurs and might impact negatively on mental health and well-being, capability, freedom and human rights. This article aims at gaining some in-depth understanding of shame experiences in SA workplaces. Building on this understanding the aim is to develop awareness in Industrial and Organisational Psychologists (IOPs), employees and organisations to cope with shame constructively in addition to add to the apparent void in the body of knowledge on shame in SA workplaces. http://www.sajip.co.za/index.php/sajip/article/view/1385


Book Chapter: “Dream on—There is no Salvation!”: Transforming Shame in the South African Workplace Through Personal and Organisational Strategies.  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-53100-7_6

The value of shame E. Vanderheiden, C.-H. Mayer (Eds.)
Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts
productFlyer_978-3-319-53099-4(1).pdf (311.02KB)
The value of shame E. Vanderheiden, C.-H. Mayer (Eds.)
Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts
productFlyer_978-3-319-53099-4(1).pdf (311.02KB)


Non published works

Women Leaders as containers:
Their unconscious roles in South African Higher Education Institutions
Women Leaders A1 poster pr106092017.pdf (79.69KB)
Women Leaders as containers:
Their unconscious roles in South African Higher Education Institutions
Women Leaders A1 poster pr106092017.pdf (79.69KB)
Of Mirrors and Masks
A system psychodynamic event on Robben Island, The Robben Island Diversity Experience (RIDE), held annually enhances understanding of South African diversity dynamics. The aim of the study was to explore whether members of RIDE transmogrify and what this means for the individual and the organisation.
Mirrors and Masks A1 poster pr06092017.pdf (170.63KB)
Of Mirrors and Masks
A system psychodynamic event on Robben Island, The Robben Island Diversity Experience (RIDE), held annually enhances understanding of South African diversity dynamics. The aim of the study was to explore whether members of RIDE transmogrify and what this means for the individual and the organisation.
Mirrors and Masks A1 poster pr06092017.pdf (170.63KB)
Travelling with tigers: RIDE 2014
2905 Unisa Dept of Industrial Psychology Conf Poster.pdf (1.05MB)
Travelling with tigers: RIDE 2014
2905 Unisa Dept of Industrial Psychology Conf Poster.pdf (1.05MB)
Relationships were never meant to be easy: The Robben Island Diversity Experience 2014
RIDE mission is to provide opportunities to study diversity in depth –enhancing our understanding and insight into understanding dynamics that drive group behaviour. While ride structure, methodology, processes and assumptions are based on the systems psychodynamic approach. It is a learning system that grows organically through the inputs of consultants and delegates alike.
RIDE 2014 Ley_May - final.ppsx (15.82MB)
Relationships were never meant to be easy: The Robben Island Diversity Experience 2014
RIDE mission is to provide opportunities to study diversity in depth –enhancing our understanding and insight into understanding dynamics that drive group behaviour. While ride structure, methodology, processes and assumptions are based on the systems psychodynamic approach. It is a learning system that grows organically through the inputs of consultants and delegates alike.
RIDE 2014 Ley_May - final.ppsx (15.82MB)