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Understanding Behavior: A Critical Leadership Function

July 2, 2013 4 Comments
Understanding Behavior: A Critical Leadership Function

I published my first blog post on March 29, 2009. It was butt ugly, but in it I expressed my foundational belief that observed behavior is always a function of both person and environment factors. Our explanation for the behavior we observe in ourselves and others is critical, because that attribution drives our subsequent behavioral [...]

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Citizenship At Work: Draft Of My Talk For TEDxReno

April 16, 2013 10 Comments
Citizenship At Work: Draft Of My Talk For TEDxReno

On Friday, April 26, 2013, I have the privilege of sharing my thoughts about organizational citizenship at TEDxReno. My main idea is that we are all responsible for our citizenship at work because the evidence shows our citizenship matters. This will be different from any other presentation I’ve given in my career. To deliver a [...]

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If You Worried More About Performing

April 11, 2013 6 Comments
If You Worried More About Performing

You wouldn’t have to worry about making excuses for failing to achieve what you said was your goal. You wouldn’t have to blame others for failures you could have avoided. You wouldn’t have to count on others shirking their responsibility in order to give you what you think you are entitled too even though your [...]

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Effective Organizational Citizens Help, Then Challenge

March 25, 2013 4 Comments
Effective Organizational Citizens Help, Then Challenge

If we show up on time and meet the performance expectations of our assigned job responsibilities, we will be considered good employees. If we do these things and then look for ways to help our co-workers and organization, we can become effective organizational citizens rather than just good employees. The evidence shows that if we [...]

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