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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. …

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

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