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Losing Control: The psychology of exploration management

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Management, Media, Publications


One of our more popular articles in Strictly Boardroom this year was on the psychology of exploration management, specifically giving teams autonomy. Let’s be honest, we all know this, and there are multiple examples of why it should be done and how it works (we cite an academic experiment and an exploration company example in this piece), nonetheless, it is still rarely seen in practice.

The article is still available on or contact me for a copy.

For keen followers of the Strictly Boardroom column, our book “Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II: A Practitioners Guide for Next Generation Directors” was published last year and is available as a paperback or e-book from Major Street Publishing or Amazon. We’re pleased to say that the book received a very positive review in the AusIMM Bulletin and in Geoscientist magazine – the member’s publication of the Geological Society of London.