So if you have been keeping track, we are now at, conservatively, 1,882-2,261 hours, which is 97-476 more hours than managers have time to do. It's a conservative estimate because I'm not even taking into consideration any employee turnover (and subsequent recruitment and onboarding time), calendar scheduling, safety talks, rework time, or sick time. This crunch of hours typically this means managers sacrifice long-term strategy for short-term firefighting, which doesn't help the organization meet its goals. Alternatively, managers end up working those conservative two to nine extra hours a week and sacrifice their home life and/or their health. This will increase their odds that their performance will suffer, they will need to go on leave, and/or they will quit. … [Read more...] about Is Your Leadership Strategy Sustainable?
Self sacrifice examples
Psychologists assume that identity formation is a matter of “finding oneself” by matching one’s talents and potential with available social roles. Thus, defining oneself within a social world is among one of the most difficult choices a person ever makes. In the face of identity struggle, many end up adopting darker identities, such as drug abuse, compulsive shopping, or gambling, as a compensatory method of experiencing aliveness or staving off depression and meaninglessness. … [Read more...] about Basics of Identity
DTs generally act in sneaky and underhanded ways. They also vary in their approach. For example, some sweet-talk, mislead, and box you in to get what they want. Others will disarm you with a favorable first impression then coerce you into giving them what they want. Concealment is essential to cloak nefarious activities and keep a favorable public image. If you hear smooth words or slogans, to make cruelty sound reasonable, still attend to the activities. Watch facial expressions. Some show saucer (bug) eyes or look placid when fictionalizing or when challenged. Others get hostile to intimidate and silence opposition. When these expressions link to exploitations and deceptions, either presentation merits attention. DTs' are adept at prevarications and dissimulations. Patterns of smoothly lying, obfuscating, and denying intentions, support exploitive strategies (10). Inconsistencies between reassuring words and duplicitous actions are potential DT … [Read more...] about How to Spot Narcissistic, Manipulative Psychopaths
Maintain a strong social media presence: Publishing houses are businesses, and they want to know that you and your image will help sell your book. An established media presence is crucial to exposure, partly because it connects you with the media and so many other chances for exposure. According to a Pew Research Center (2018) survey, 71% of Americans use social media to get news, connect with one another, and share information. Contrary to popular belief that Millennials dominate social sites, Generation X (ages 35-49) spends the most time on social media (nearly 7 hours per week), and the average time for all adults is over five hours per week spent on social media. Your presence on Facebook (still a leader for older age groups), Instagram (the fastest growing social media tool for every age group), LinkedIn (crucial to establishing professional credibility), and Twitter (the most popular for journalists and researchers, and also a tool known for the … [Read more...] about 5 More Things You Need to Know to Become a Great Author
The independence of morality and religion can also be characterized in evolutionary terms. Under the influence of Herbert Spencer's Social Darwinism, it was once believed that evolution leads to selfishness, but this supposition was rejected decades ago. Evolutionists now think we evolved to be altruistic, because helping others can increase fitness (helping kin spreads our genes and helping strangers promotes beneficial reciprocity and cooperation). These evolutionary models enjoy some psychological support. Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello have shown that 14 month-old infants exhibit helpful behavior, even in the absence of reward. And even if altuism were not innate, it might be a precondition on stable society, so it might emerge inevitably through the course of "cultural evolution." A moral code of some kind is likely to emerge regardless of religious outlook. Indeed, the moral values of major religions may be products of cultural evolution. Of course, cultural evolution does … [Read more...] about Do Atheists Pose a Threat to Morality?