Articles by Charles D. Kerns, PhD, MBA

Charles D. Kerns, PhD, MBA, is a professor of applied behavioral science at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. He has more than 30 years of business, management, and consulting experience. Through his private consulting firm, Corperformance, he has implemented performance management programs and systems to help companies from many industries maximize their results. Since 1980, he has taught in almost every program in the Graziadio School, first as an adjunct faculty member, then, since 2000, as a member of the full-time faculty. He has also served as the associate dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Kerns holds a Diplomate, ABPP, in both Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Organizational-Business Consulting Psychology.

Self-Control at Work

It is estimated that we allocate approximately 25 percent of our waking hours, about four hours a day, managing our impulses.

2013 Volume 16 Issue 3 - By

Leading from Character Strength

Leaders need to examine their effectiveness at managing virtuous behavior to add value to organizations. Virtuousness is not only important from a humanistic point of view in workplace settings, but helps drive important organizational outcomes.

2013 Volume 16 Issue 1 - By

UPDATE: Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Workplace Culture

The formula I offered for creating and sustaining an ethical workplace culture in 2003 is still valid today. Indeed, virtuous values, actions and behavioral standards/codes can be the basis for an approach to help drive ethical organizational behavior.

2012 Volume 15 Issue 1 - By

The Trybaby Syndrome

This article identifies the Trybaby Syndrome as a performance challenge and introduces a “Performance Influence-Importance Matrix” to help managers.

2008 Volume 11 Issue 2 - By

Putting Performance and Happiness Together in the Workplace

A presentation of tools to become a happy high-performing role model for others and moving toward building and sustaining a high performing happy workplace.

2008 Volume 11 Issue 1 - By

Performance-Happiness Self-Assessment Survey

An informal self-assessment intended to help you look at some of the ways to improve performance and attain happiness at work.

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Assertive Performance Feedback

This article provides guidance for improving performance by offering a clear and concrete “tool” for effective performance feedback.

2007 Volume 10 Issue 3 - By

Gratitude at Work

Gratitude is not just a “feel good” emotion when it comes to organizational life. It can benefit an organization in many ways.

2006 Volume 9 Issue 4 - By

The Positive Psychology Approach to Goal Management

Positive Psychology provides guidance to help leaders more effectively manage goals by focusing on such factors as personal values, persistence, and confidence.

2005 Volume 8 Issue 3 - By

Strengthening Value-Centered Ethics (Part 3)

Dr. Kerns discusses “virtuous values” that appear to have nearly universal appeal across cultures.

2005 Volume 8 Issue 1 - By