Archive for November, 2010

Is Entrepreneurship In Your Genes?

November 30, 2010 4 Comments
Is Entrepreneurship In Your Genes?

Do genetic factors account for the tendency to be an entrepreneur? A fascinating study just published in the Journal of Applied Psychology entitled “Genetics, the Big Five, and the Tendency to Be Self-Employed” tackles this question by examining 1702 identical and 1710 fraternal twins from the UK and 694 identical and 606 fraternal twins from [...]

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Leader Lab: Leading Teams Of Individuals

November 29, 2010 0 Comments
Leader Lab: Leading Teams Of Individuals

Leading Teams of Individuals is the title of my new post at The Leader Lab.  In it, I review new evidence that good team leaders have to understand how to enhance performance both of the group and of the individuals within the group. That requires different behaviors, which makes good team leadership a challenge. Some [...]

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The Character Strength Of Gratitude

November 24, 2010 6 Comments
The Character Strength Of Gratitude

I’ve written before about the power of expressing gratitude, but on this day before Thanksgiving I wanted to see if I could learn more about it from a different source. Gratitude is listed as one of the strengths of transcendence in Chris Peterson and Martin Seligman’s book Character Strengths and Virtues. As a strength of [...]

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TSA Two Cents

November 24, 2010 4 Comments
TSA Two Cents

I’m not a frequent flier by any means, but this year I’ve flown in and out of Spain, London, New York City, Las Vegas (three times), Denver and Tampa. I’ve had complaints about the level of service I received from airline employees, but I can’t recall ever being treated poorly by a TSA employee. I’ve [...]

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