Book of the Week: Skills for New Managers

“Skills for New Managers” is a business book written by Morey Stettner. It has been published in 2000 by McGraw-Hill. Overall it feastures 174 pages. Take-Aways Having a managerial role model helps you create your own managerial template. Developing a management credo gives you a touchstone for charting your path as a new manager. Your ethics play … More Book of the Week: Skills for New Managers

Why Emotional Intelligence is Key to Valuable Change

Emotional intelligence consists of a range of fundamental skills that allow you to confidently respond to people and changing situations. Managing the way you respond to events and your ability to communicate effectively is essential for leaders of organizational change, and for managing personal change. Don’t think of emotional intelligence as just another theory. The skills are … More Why Emotional Intelligence is Key to Valuable Change

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

Change Psychology: Extended Parallel Process Model

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 People who are threatened will take one of two courses of action: danger control or … More Change Psychology: Extended Parallel Process Model

Change Psychology: Explanatory Coherence

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 are trying to understand something, we will often build several candidate hypotheses as … More Change Psychology: Explanatory Coherence