Parenting and Managing

15 Oct

In meetings, people occasionally ask “What’s the difference between managing and parenting?” I pause for a long second and say: Children are shorter. A recent Corner Office article in the New York Times has an excellent conversation about this topic.

For a more explicit  perspective, but one very much in agreement with the former here is 700 words on How parenting and managing inform each other.

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Decisions and Happiness

8 Oct

What a Teen Taught an Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great article in the WSJ on Maximizers and Satisficers. It’s a chuckle about the feeling content of making decisions. There’s a fun little self-test in there – which are you?

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The Marshmallow Experiment #2

1 Oct

 

 

Several weeks ago I posted a blog about the marshmallow experiment.

Recently the New York Times had a similar article entitled Learning How To Exert Self-Control. At age 84, Mr. Mischel, the original researcher, is about to publish his first nonacademic book, “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control.

It seems that the original children and now turning 50 so this is getting to be a serious longitudinal study. I just ordered the book on my iPad. If it’s worth while, I will mention it in a future blog.

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Gallup #6: Strategic Consulting

24 Sep

Strategic consulting is perhaps the most interesting area in the Gallup website. Along the right hand side there are 14 topic areas. If you love survey data, as I do, you will find much of interest here. Because there is so much here you need to focus on your major interests (unless you’re one of those who stays up all night surfing the web).  My favorite areas are: are Leadership and Succession and Strengths

As a pump primer, here are a couple articles you may find of interest: Managers create high performance cultures and Engaged workplaces are engines of job creation. so ends out tour of Gallup. I hope you have found material of value.

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Gallup #5: Powerful Measurement Tools

17 Sep

As noted earlier, the deeper we delve into the Gallup site the more interesting the information becomes.

Gallup has developed two powerful and available tools to carry out  assessments: the Clifton Strengths Finder and the Q12. For a 700 word overview of their two major tools as well as their relationship to engaging people in their work places read Boosting Engagement, Making Decisions.

 

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Gallup #4: Well -Being

10 Sep

 

For me and I hope for you the Gallup site gets more interesting as we go deeper into it.

When Don Clifton purchased Gallup he gradually altered the mission of Gallup to include employee engagement, customer engagement, talent management, and well-being. At the Well-Being area we can see some of the early results of this reformulation. Click on Thriving and you can see multi-year data on this polling. Clicking on Happiness yields a similar result. Clinking on Standard of Living gives another interesting picture of the effects of the great recession

 

Next week this blog is going to get more interesting for those of you interested in leadership and management (all of you?)

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Gallup #3: Economy

3 Sep

 

 

Jumping directly to the Economy section look at the weekly averages. You can click on these topics and see more data. Click on Economic Confidence Index to see a dramatic picture of the 2008 “great recession” in the economy. At this site you can also click onto a graph with more immediate detail. Note the Popular Topics Within Economy and click on Taxes as an interesting sample of what Americans think about this topic.

Next week: Well-Being

 

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