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This Psychological Quirk Explains Why Many Leaders Struggle To Compliment Their Employees

There is a psychological phenomenon that helps explain why many managers don’t recognize, let alone praise, employees’ great work. And it’s called 'reason-based choice.'
Posted by Mark Murphy on 30 September, 2020 about, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

When Your Employees Are Remote, You Have To Stop The Butt-In-Seat Mentality

There's an insidious attitude permeating many companies; that when employees have their butts-in-their-seats, it means they're productive. But if you've ever seen studies on actual employee productivity, or if you've ever forced yourself to sit at your desk for eight straight hours, you know that having a butt-in-the-seat does not equal productivity.

Posted by Mark Murphy on 27 August, 2020 about, no_cat, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9 | 0 comments | Read more →

Stop Asking Interview Questions That Candidates Are Prepared To Answer

The reason why half of new hires fail is that most interviewers ask softball questions that candidates are prepared to answer! If you really want to make great hires, you need to eliminate the questions for which candidates have scripted responses. Make sure that you're NOT asking one of those terrible questions...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 June, 2020 about, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance occurs when someone holds two psychologically inconsistent beliefs (or attitudes or opinions) that create an unpleasant mental tension.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 17 June, 2020 about, no_cat, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7 | 0 comments | Read more →

Resiliency Test: How Do You Respond To Adversity?

Resiliency is your ability to quickly bounce back from failure, adversity, rejection, etc. But how do you handle these situations? Take the Resiliency Test and find out...

Posted by Mark Murphy on 18 April, 2020 about, no_cat, no_recent, Quizzes, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9 | 0 comments | Read more →

Types Of Power Quiz: Do You Use Referent Power, Reward Power, Coercive Power, Legitimate Power, Expert Power or Information Power?

Ambitious employees and aspiring leaders often ask “what are the various types of power?" and "how do I get more power?" Beginning in the late 1950s, psychologists John R. P. French and Bertram Raven famously identified 6 types of power: Referent Power, Reward Power, Coercive Power, Legitimate Power, Expert Power, and Information Power. Before we explore each type (and their pros and cons), take the quiz to see which types of power you tend to use most frequently!

Posted by Mark Murphy on 02 March, 2020 about, no_cat, Quizzes, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9 | 0 comments | Read more →

Optimism: Definition And Research

Optimism reflects the belief outcomes of events or experiences will generally be good or positive. Dispositional optimism (Scheier & Carver,1985; 1993) refers to broad, stable individual characteristics that are influenced by interactions between environment and genetics.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 25 February, 2020 about, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9 | 0 comments | Read more →

Internal Locus Of Control: Definition And Research

Locus of control is what an individual believes causes his or her experiences, and the factors to which that person attributes their successes or failures.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 17 February, 2020 about, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9 | 0 comments | Read more →

These 18 Outlooks Explain Why Some Employees Are Happy At Work (And Others Are Miserable)

Why are some employees so happy at work (and inspired, motivated, and engaged)? And why are others unhappy, disengaged, and negative? Leadership IQ’s research has discovered 18 Outlooks that have been shown to immediately increase our positive feelings at work.

Employee Engagement Is Less Dependent On Managers Than You Think

We’ve all heard that ‘you join a company but quit a manager’ and that managers drive employee engagement. But surprising new data reveals that employees’ Self-Engagement (i.e. their personal outlooks like optimism, resilience, proactivity, etc.) can actually matter more than working for a great manager!

Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 February, 2020 about, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9 | 0 comments | Read more →
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