It is estimated that we allocate approximately 25 percent of our waking hours, about four hours a day, managing our impulses.
Charles D. Kerns, PhD, MBA
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.
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.
This article identifies the Trybaby Syndrome as a performance challenge and introduces a “Performance Influence-Importance Matrix” to help managers.
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.
An informal self-assessment intended to help you look at some of the ways to improve performance and attain happiness at work.
This article provides guidance for improving performance by offering a clear and concrete “tool” for effective performance feedback.
Gratitude is not just a “feel good” emotion when it comes to organizational life. It can benefit an organization in many ways.
Positive Psychology provides guidance to help leaders more effectively manage goals by focusing on such factors as personal values, persistence, and confidence.
Dr. Kerns discusses “virtuous values” that appear to have nearly universal appeal across cultures.
Effectively executing managerial leadership action roles that are aligned with a set of virtuous values can boost an organization’s economic and ethical bottom lines.
Dr. Charles Kerns writes about the creation of an ethical culture in business and the important role of managers in the creation of this culture.
In making ethical decisions, let virtuous values guide your judgments and beware of the mental games that can undermine ethical decision making.
Values drive behavior and therefore need to be consciously stated, but they also need to be affirmed by actions.
The Linkage Research Model can mean the difference between floundering and knowing how to drive business results.
A leader’s life purpose needs to be aligned with a personally meaningful set of virtuous character qualities that serve as anchors in challenging times.
An interview with Joe Rokus, Chairman and CEO of Reid Plastics, who has been consciously considering how his spiritual life intersects with his business life.
To improve internal customer service, managers need to measure, give feedback, and continuously improve upon how employees serve each other.
Improve a business alliance by identifying the benefits, responsibilities, and interests of partners.
Does your organization have performance-based goals and rewards in place for every member?
Activity without direction or purpose is simply motion. No more. No less. Traditional job descriptions focus on activity. It is far better to throw out your activity-based job descriptions and replace them with performance profiles that focus on results – not activity. This call for performance profiling goes out to all organizations wanting to improve … Continued