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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 →

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 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 →

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 about, Leadership Styles, 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 →

Resistance To Change In Organizations Comes From These 5 Factors (New Data)

Every organization and leader experiences resistance to change. But as frustrating as it may be, it can be overcome IF you understand the 5 major factors that drive resistance to change.  Based on Leadership IQ studies of more than 60,000 employees, this report will show you the underlying causes of resistance to change, and how your change management efforts can overcome them.

Video: Say These 7 Words When Employees Come To You With Problems

How should you respond when an employee brings you a problem? It sounds like a simple question, but most leaders are responding all wrong. However, if you respond the right way (with these simple 7 words that exemplify THE LEADER AS COACH) the research shows that your employees will be 12 times more likely to love their jobs!

 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 05 October, 2019 no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_9, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

Video: How Smart CEOs Are Using Employee Engagement Surveys To Test Their Strategy

Employee engagement surveys will obviously help you improve employee engagement.  But the smartest CEOs we work with are also using engagement surveys to test their strategy and ensure that employees are bought-in and know exactly how to execute that strategy!  It's a radical, but incredibly effective, approach!  Watch the video to learn how it's done...

 

If you want to learn more about our award-winning employee engagement survey, and how we can build this 'strategy test' into your next survey, learn more here!

Posted by Mark Murphy on 24 September, 2019 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 →

Video: The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

 

Posted by Mark Murphy on 19 August, 2019 about, no_cat, no_recent, sb_ad_25, sb_ad_5, sb_ad_6, sb_ad_7, sb_ad_8, sb_ad_9, Video | 0 comments | Read more →

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