What kind of people can become scientists? When a group of researchers posed that question to ninth- and 10th-graders, almost every student gave empowering responses, such as “People who work hard” or “Anyone who seems interested in the field of
When I tell people that I study the role of communication in teaching and learning, the most common response is: “Isn’t communication just common sense? I’m an expert in what I teach; why do I need to worry about how
“What helps people, helps business.” —Leo Burnett Last week, I got a much-needed haircut. I went to see Rodger, who has been cutting my hair for 13 years. In that time, he has become a great friend and mentor. Rodger
Imagine having your team go from five people to 80 in an instant. That’s what happened to Mike Calihan, a senior executive with Aldridge Electric Inc., a national infrastructure construction company based in Chicago. He had been a project manager,
Genuine people live true to themselves. Researchers Michael Kernis and Brian Goldman define authenticity as “The unimpeded operation of one’s true or core self in daily enterprise.” Authenticity stands in contrast to the “fake it until you make it” philosophy
People dread performance appraisal time; rehashing a laundry list of missteps and shortcomings from the year is hardly a good time in anyone’s books. As managers, we know that frequent, in-the-moment feedback is more motivational, more effective and even more
“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~Dale Carnegie Chip Kelly caught the NFL by storm when he took over as Philadelphia Eagles head coach before the 2013 season following
One of the big reasons change initiatives fail is because people do not like to be pushed out of their comfort zones. That is only the surface emotion; a deeper reason is that people are uncomfortable with learning something new.
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