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April 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Managerial Work and the Importance of Managers: Part 7: The Role of Personality

Last time I discussed the importance of cognitive ability on managerial performance. In fact, I propose that it is the primary predictor of performance. But there are a number of other characteristics of a manager that effect this relationship (we call these moderators); one of those is personality. 

Personality has been a focus of interest of researchers for many years, particularly in how personality influences performance. Unfortunately, the results are not as impressive as…


Added by Brian Flynn on April 27, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

110 Ways To Be Like George Washington

I recently completed several books and articles about George Washington.  This was a great study that reminded me of the important fundamentals of character and leadership.


One new thing I learned…


Added by Tom Chandler on April 16, 2012 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Managerial Work and the Importance of Managers: Part 6: Cognitive Ability

Over the last few postings I have outlined a model I believe will help us predict managerial performance. We have also investigated the outcome in this model, managerial performance, in more detail; namely, what performance is and who should rate it. What I would like to do over the next few posts is take a more in depth look at each of the predictor components of the model, specifically, cognitive ability, personality, motivation, and skills. Let's start with cognitive…


Added by Brian Flynn on April 13, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Does Your Business Have Intellectual Property that Gives It a Competitive Advantage?

Protect Your Businesses' Competitive Advantage at No Cost

Many small to medium-sized businesses across the country have intellectual property that isn't being protected. IP includes among other things, production processes, technology enablers, and product designs.  As a result, businesses are vulnerable to competition and former employees stealing designs and process methods. …


Added by David Mixson on April 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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