Book of the Week: Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional Intelligence”, by Daniel Goleman. Bantam Books © 1997. 352 pages Take-Aways IQ contributes only 20% to life success — the rest comes from emotional intelligence (EQ). The five areas of emotional intelligence are self-awareness, managing emotions, self-motivation, empathy and handling relationships. Human beings have the equivalent of two minds — one that thinks and one that … More Book of the Week: Emotional Intelligence

A Perception-Based View of the Employee: A Study of Employees’ Reactions to Change

As wirtten in one of my last posts, I want to feature some great dissertations on Change, here on my Blog. This time I would like to present you “A Perception-Based View of the Employee: A Study of Employees’ Reactions to Change” by Chaiporn Vithessonthi. Drawing on several theoretical perspectives (e.g., individual motivation, behavioral decision-making, social exchange … More A Perception-Based View of the Employee: A Study of Employees’ Reactions to Change

Engagement Is Not Enough: You Need Passionate Employees to Achieve Your Dream

Reading is fun. But not every book is really worth reading it – especially when it comes to business books. Therefore I already started the “Book of the Week” Series, where I share comprehensive abstracts on my favourite books. Now I want to start another series called: “Business Books” – featuring information on books in … More Engagement Is Not Enough: You Need Passionate Employees to Achieve Your Dream

Change Psychology: Groupthink

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Groupthink Irving Janis developed a study on group decision making called Groupthink Theory. It is based … More Change Psychology: Groupthink

Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Groups tend to behave in many ways like individuals, making decisions in similar ways. However, … More Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

Changy Psychology: Extrinsic Motivation

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Extrinsic motivation is when I am motivated by external factors, as opposed to the internal … More Changy Psychology: Extrinsic Motivation

Changy Psychology: External Justification

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description When we do something that causes uncomfortable cognitive dissonance, we will have a greater tendency … More Changy Psychology: External Justification