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Read our latest research, discover how our tools are being used around the world, and find inspiration for your own personal development.

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City & Country

City & Country (C&C) are a development company which re-imagines listed buildings to create exceptional places to live and work. Seeking a solution for their expanding sales team, Lumina Select was bought in.

NG Bailey

In 2017, NG Bailey used Lumina Spark to develop a Leadership, Engagement and Performance training programme for their people.

RCL FOODS

Lumina Learning helped RCL FOODS, the leading food producer in South Africa, to engage and unite its workforce, develop authentic leadership, and drive team collaboration.

Ontario Schools

A single leadership programme intervention has progressed to implementation at a number of jurisdictional School Boards, schools and educational settings.

Vulnerable populations

We are working to create a long-term strategy addressing some of the underlying challenges for vulnerable populations to access meaningful employment.

Havas Group

Havas Group has worked with Lumina Learning to successfully embed Lumina Spark, Lumina Emotion, and Lumina Leader 360 in a number of global talent development initiatives.

See our global network

Lumina Learning is a global network of skilled experts and practitioners operating in more than 40 countries all over the world.
Did COVID-19 change who we are? Our Research Continues

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the context in which we live and work. The big question is – has this fundamentally changed who we are?

Snoring On The Shoulders of Giants

There’s a crisis in the world of innovation. Most people cannot explain what innovation is, let alone how to go about it.

Personality Dynamics – Can Personality Change Over Time?

Do we change? Can we change? Why do we change? These are just some of the questions people raise when talking about personality.

Reducing evaluative bias from selection and development solutions

We’ve found that the statistical techniques that have been employed in psychometrics over the last 30 years can unwittingly introduce biases if we’re not careful. Learn more about what needs to improve in psychometrics.

Picking the Right Psychometric for Selection

There are many views on the use of psychometrics in recruitment, ranging from dangerous and reductive to the best thing since sliced bread. So what makes an effective selection psychometric?

Dr Stewart Desson On What Makes Lumina Spark Different

Dr Stewart Desson discusses what makes Lumina Spark different amongst other personality tools in this recent interview with household Korean media outlet, Maeil Business Times.

The Big Challenge: helping organisations adapt to a new (virtual) world

Helping organisations adapt to a new (virtual) world

Did COVID-19 change who we are? Our Research Continues

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the context in which we live and work. The big question is – has this fundamentally changed who we are?

5 Key Factors to ensure success with Lumina Leader 360

5 Key Factors to ensure success with Lumina Leader 360

Selling the Lumina Way

How do we sell in today’s world?

The Leadership Gap – The Difference Between Intended Communication and Actual Impact

The Difference Between Intended Communication and Actual Impact – Leadership 101

A Manager’s Guide to Having Difficult Conversations at Work

Having Difficult Conversations at Work

5 Classic Workplace Conflicts and How to Deal with Them

What can you do when conflict is simply unavoidable? Missing a deadline and having to face a manager, for example. Or disagreeing on a mission critical detail of a key project. It might be that person who fills the office with the smell of tuna every lunchtime.

Conflict Resolution Between a Manager and an Employee

Managing workplace conflict is tricky when the power dynamics are unequal. Perhaps things have gotten so bad that each party sees the other as the ‘enemy’? That’s dangerous thinking.

Conflict Resolution Between a Manager and an Employee

Managing workplace conflict is tricky when the power dynamics are unequal. Perhaps things have gotten so bad that each party sees the other as the ‘enemy’? That’s dangerous thinking.

Workplace Bullying: How to Spot it & Steps to Stop it

Workplace bullying persists throughout the world, damaging productivity, profit, and our real bottom line – people. We’ve been undertaking some research with our clients.

Your Teams Need Conflict to Succeed – the Key is How Leaders Handle it

Your teams need conflict to succeed – the key is how leaders handle it. It’s actually a component of—and integral to—effective organisational development and the success of a healthy team.

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Our interactive app puts your personality in the palm of your hand and brings it to life. You can also compare it and contrast it with colleagues' results.
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Dr Stewart Desson On What Makes Lumina Spark Different

Dr Stewart Desson discusses what makes Lumina Spark different amongst other personality tools in this recent interview with household Korean media outlet, Maeil Business Times.

Using Lumina Spark as part of the mediation process

Where does Lumina Spark fit within the mediation process? We spoke to leading dispute resolution specialist Clive Lewis OBE to get the answers.

Young leaders discuss Lumina Spark and leadership today

What part can Lumina Spark play in developing young leaders of the future? We talk to some young leaders to get their thoughts on leadership today.

Lumina Select interview with Dr Stewart Desson & Julie Ensor

We speak to CEO Dr Stewart Desson and Product Development Lead Julie Ensor about the new digital offering for Lumina Select.

Validation of Lumina Spark and Emotion against the Great Eight Competencies
Predictive Validity of Lumina Spark and Lumina Emotion. Research paper presented at the BPS DOP Conference 2018 on Lumina Spark, and the EAWOP Congress 2019 on Lumina Emotion by Dr. Stewart Desson
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Measuring Both Ends of the Big Five. A paper published as a book chapter by Dr Desson and Dr Benton.
Lumina Learning Brochure
At Lumina Learning we transform organisations by transforming their people. We are a global provider of innovative personalised selection and development solutions for individuals, teams, and organisations.
Lumina Spark Fact Sheet
Lumina Spark provides an accurate, personalised reading of an individual's strengths and developmental areas. Whether you’re the CEO or a new recruit, it provides rich personal insights and practical benefits for everyone.