Tag psychology

The 4 Basic Human Needs, no 3, no 6, no 7 – Aw the hell with it…

I just saw a post on the 4 human needs that have to be satisfied for engagement and motivation to occur in your company. I’ll add that article to the pile with other articles telling me about 7 needs, 3 needs,… Continue Reading →

Employee Enhancement VS Employee Engagement?

  Before you get all excited know this is NOT a post about “Smiling Bob” and Enzyte. This is a post about reframing a discussion around employees and their relationship with the organization. We all know that employee engagement is the… Continue Reading →

Your Friday Orders: Originate – Not Imitate.

  The following quote passed by me on my Facebook feed the other day and made me stop and think.  “…we have more faith in what we imitate than in what we originate. We cannot derive a sense of absolute… Continue Reading →

Chester Cheetah Has Your Employee Happiness Right Here!

  We have almost reach comedic levels of posts on employee engagement, satisfaction, happiness and recognition. I am pretty confident I could bet you a year’s salary that you can’t go two days without seeing at least 5 posts on… Continue Reading →

How To Influence People – A Good but Lazy Post

Today’s post is sort of a “phone in.” A while back I read “The small BIG: Small Changes That Spark Big Influence” by Steve J. Martin, Noah Goldstein, Robert Cialdini. Cialdini is probably considered the father of the psychology of influence… Continue Reading →

Are You #HRPositive? Listen Tomorrow at 1:00 PM EDT #DTHR

  One month ago I wrote a post called “World Wide Epidemic of Rude and Negative – Support Our Better Angels.” The point of the post was that too much of our energy is spent on negative thinking and negative… Continue Reading →

Being Human is a Zero Sum Game

Show of hands how many of you actually know your neighbors? If you do know the people who live exactly next door to you, now think about those that live three houses down from you? Do you know them? If… Continue Reading →

Stop Promoting Functional Experts To Management

Hey – wake up! If you run a business or are responsible for running a division or department of a company listen up. You’re doing it wrong! You keep promoting the people who are good at the “function” of a job into… Continue Reading →

People Are Tough To Manage Because of Pi | Some of you will get that…

I subscribe to a lot of email newsletters. You’re welcome. One that I always look forward to getting is one by Bri Williams who hails from down under and who’s company People Patterns focuses on the psychology/behavioral science side of… Continue Reading →

Calling BS on The Experts In Engagement, Motivation and Rewards

“Want to reinforce someone else’s behavior? For learning new behaviors, use the fixed-internal and fixed-ratio schedules. (When it comes to maintaining behaviors, the variable-ratio schedule is most effective.)” What a load of crap! And that was an expert on a… Continue Reading →

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