Culture, Yes! Based on Lived Values? Yes Again!

Most companies stress the importance of their culture as a key to their success. Are these mere feel good words, or really real? I thought about this as I read about Bobby Herrera, CEO of Populus Group, in a “leader profile” blog post by Patrick Lencioni, founder of The Table Group. Lencioni examined the factors that make the Populus […]

Nuts Going Nuts over Nuts

Maybe there’s something in the air at 30,000 feet—or even taxiing for takeoff—that sends people over the edge, but this one adds a new dimension to the term “air-rage.” Call it “nut-rage.” According to a BBC News Asia report a Korean Air executive, Heather Cho, was jailed for one year for obstructing aviation after she […]

The Psychology of Outsourcing, Part 5: B.F. Skinner and Behavior, Incentives, Consequences

While B.F Skinner’s groundbreaking work on “radical behaviorism” is not quite the same as behavioral economics, they run in same crowd: mainly the conditioning, incentivizing and tracking of certain actions. Skinner, often a controversial and polarizing figure, developed a philosophy of science he called radical behaviorism, and founded his own school of experimental research psychology—the […]