Are Ethical Dilemmas a Source of Stress?


      Allmon and Grant (1990) conducted a study of reactions to violations of ethical codes of conduct from 47 “million dollar plus” real estate agents working in a major southeastern city. Their creative approach employed voice analysis in which the respondents were tape recorded and then their responses to questions about ethics violations were analyzed for stress in their voice. They found that 20% of the respondents exhibited stress when asked questions regarding ... [Continue Reading...]

The Attitude of Gratitude — At Work


  Can being grateful affect your well-being? What about at work? Does being grateful relate to how satisfied you are with your supervisor, coworkers and the work you do? Fredrickson (2003) introduced  the “broaden-and-build” theory and demonstrated the utility of positive emotions for long-term psychological and physical well-being.  Theory and research in this area demonstrates positive emotions broaden ... [Continue Reading...]

3 Ways to Enhance Personal Learning with Reverse Mentoring


What is Reverse Mentoring? Reverse mentoring is a recent trend that is aimed at enhancing personal learning for both mentors and proteges. Unlike traditional mentoring relationships in which the mentor is a senior, more experienced member of the organization, in reverse mentoring, the mentor is a  junior person who serves as a mentor to the senior person. The goals of this mentoring relationship are to share ... [Continue Reading...]

4 Information Sources for Evidence-Based Leadership & Management (ELM)


The term “evidence-based” was originally employed in the field of Medicine to guide how Doctors make decisions regarding patient care. Evidence-based management improves a leader’s decisions by disciplined application of the most relevant and current scientific evidence. Although many definitions of evidence-based management are available, Briner, Denyer and Rousseau (2009) define it as how leaders can be more effective in all aspects of their jobs including making decisions about employees, ... [Continue Reading...]