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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 no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, 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 no_cat, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 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 no_recent, sb_ad_30, 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 no_cat, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 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 no_cat, no_recent, Quizzes, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

Remote Employee Productivity Hack

The top remote employees (e.g., writers, creatives, freelancers, etc.) have long known the best way to be productive when working from home. And it's a technique that you need to teach your 'suddenly remote' employees now!

 

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Posted by Mark Murphy on 08 April, 2020 no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9, Video | 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 no_cat, Quizzes, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 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.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 15 February, 2020 Employee Engagement, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

Performance Appraisal: New Data Reveals Why Employees And Managers Dislike Them

In a landmark Leadership IQ study, we surveyed 48,012 employees, managers and CEOs across 126 organizations to find out what they thought of their annual performance appraisal process (aka performance review, or annual performance ratings, etc.). Here are the results...
Posted by Mark Murphy on 16 December, 2019 no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

Autocratic Leadership: New Data Reveals Who Likes It

Even hearing the words ‘autocratic leadership’ sends shivers down many employees’ spines. But a new study reveals that, while autocratic leadership is often disparaged, certain personality types do respond well to this style of leadership.
Posted by Mark Murphy on 23 November, 2019 Leadership Styles, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_30, sb_ad_5 | 0 comments | Read more →

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