Building your startup’s culture

An excellent article on how to build your start-up’s culture from the get go:

Great Leaders Understand Why Small Gestures Matter – From Harvard Business Review, January 2020

An excellent read on how a genuine, personal touch and the human factor can really elevate your business:

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The Unexpected Benefits of Pursuing a Passion Outside of Work

The Unexpected Benefits of Pursuing a Passion Outside of Work

HBR – November, 2019

Christmas Opening Hours and Our New Address


Davitt Corporate Partners would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are excited to start the new year at our new office in 10 Herbert Street, D02 EF99!

Please note that our offices will be closed from Monday the 23rd of December 2019, reopening on Thursday the 2nd of January 2020. We will have very limited access to email during this period. Should you need to contact us urgently, you can reach Adrienne Davitt on 087 242 9120.

This year we supported Dogs for the Blind, Front Line Defenders, Focus, 4Ocean, Uplift and St. Vincent de Paul.

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A slightly belated Happy 83rd Birthday (December 16th) to the inspiration that is Heather Birkett Cattell; an American Clinical Psychologist by training, however, she is much better known for her work in Organisational Psychology, along with her husband, Raymond Cattell. Raymond is, without a doubt, the most influential and important Psychologist in the history of Psychometric Testing and, in particular personality assessment.

For those of us who use, appreciate and understand that not all personality tests are created equally and that so called “expert systems” may produce a “report” – actually, it’s an insult to call them reports – they may produce documents describing the results, they are hopelessly limited in terms of how they explain the interaction of different factors. If the personality profile produces a very unusual interaction, or even just a score, they will, of course, have a stock phrase to explain this highly unusual interaction. Stop!!! This is supposed to be a birthday wish.

Apart from her extensive work on the 16PF, Heather wrote the seminal work, in my opinion, on the 16PF: The 16PF Personality in Depth by Heather Birkett Cattell,  1989 

It is also worth mentioning Essentials of 16PF® Assessment by Heather E. P. Cattell and John Schuerger, 2003 (yes, it’s a different Heather Cattell. This Heather is the daughter of Raymond and Heather Birkett).

While we’re on the subject of personality tests, please do not ever use the DiSC. I will ask Dr. Steve Blinkhorn to put together a few words on the DiSC. If you don’t already know about it’s origins, you will be utterly amazed!