Joe’s Journal: On Turning Failure to Success

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Abraham Lincoln (our 16th president) Ambrose Burnside “tried by war” and “decided by victory” “Unconditional Surrender Grant” Claremont Graduate University George Halleck George McClelland Horton Professor of Management & Director of Research and Education Irvin McDowell Joe’s Journal: On Turning Failure to Success John Polk Joseph A. Here is the latest post by Joseph A.

Thomas J. DeLong: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries “11 traits common to driven professionals” “Let's Hear It for B Players” “Why Mentoring Matters in a Hypercompetitive World” BYU Chase Peterson David Foster Wallace David McClelland Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success Harvard Business Review Harvard Business School HBR Jonathan Franzen Leadership and Organizational Behavior Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Group Inc. Thomas J. DeLong is the Philip J.


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0619 | Jean-Philippe Vergne


His ongoing research on the global arms industry received the inaugural Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2011. Jean-Philippe Vergne is the author of The Pirate Organization. He is an assistant professor of strategy at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. In this interview, we discuss how pirates and misfits preserve the spirit of capitalism. Listen below or follow via iTunes or Stitcher. This podcast is supported by

Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Starting in the 1960s, the late Harvard psychologist David McClelland and a group of researchers wanted to understand great leadership and why it matters. McClelland called these qualities ‘socialized’ power.

What Are Your Needs?


Today, we’ll review three attempts to classify human needs: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Alderfer’s ERG Theory, and McClelland’s Need Theory. McClelland’s Need Theory. Because of its empirical nature, McClelland’s Needs Model has gathered greater acceptance from those who value quantitative support than the other two theories. What are your needs? I recently visited Penn State’s Wiki on Need Theories , which I found illuminating.

GC25: Four Game Drives – and One Drive to Rule Them All

Engaging Leader

Assuming you have defined the right business objectives, the most important key for successful gamification is to target the right motivators: the drives that make people want to engage and that stimulate the right thoughts and actions to accomplish your objectives. In this episode, Jesse discusses: The Four “E.A.S.I.” ” Game Drives Game Actions that appeal to […]. The post GC25: Four Game Drives – and One Drive to Rule Them All appeared first on Engaging Leader.

Five Reasons WHY Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence Training

The Center For Leadership Studies

McClelland’s findings in a 1996 study showed that “when senior managers had a critical mass of Emotional Intelligence capabilities, their divisions outperformed yearly earning goals by 20%. Several years ago, when we were newlyweds, my husband was diagnosed with the flu.

Deep Motivations, Not Competencies, Drive Leadership Performance

The Empowered Buisness

It is one of three core motivational drivers identified by McClelland. What if…. You could easily predict the performance of your leaders, your teams and your organization ? You could gain access to the underlying motivators that drive a leader or employee to do their best work? You could eliminate costly hiring mistakes and determine in advance to what extent a candidate will perform well in a role?

Master Your Motivation

Skip Prichard

Leaders need to let go of current leadership competencies steeped in outdated, unproven, or disproven management and motivation theories such as command and control leadership styles, Maslow’s Hierarchy, Skinner’s Operant Conditioning, and McClelland’s Achievement Motivation. 3 Needs of Motivation. She’s an expert in motivation, a bestselling author, and a senior consulting partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies. Susan Fowler is a thought leader on discipline and self-leadership.

The Leader's Role in Crisis - a Guest Post from John Baldoni

Kevin Eikenberry

McClelland was a general without any sense of timing or engagement.

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Shifting from Star Performer to Star Manager

Harvard Business Review

The late, great scholar David McClelland studied three human needs, or motivators that are profoundly important when it comes to managing people: the need for achievement, the need for power, and the need for affiliation. But, as David McClelland pointed out, the need for power is very human. This is what McClelland called “personalized power.” You’ve always been a high achiever—top of your class, captain of your sports teams, star performer at work.

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Harvard Business Review

David McClelland points out that both emotionally intelligent leaders and their egocentric counterparts tend to be motivated by power; they enjoy having an impact on others.The difference is in the type of power driving them: Egocentric leaders tend to be concerned only with personalized power – power that gets them ahead. Employees used to know just your name, your face, your business reputation.

Do You Have What It Takes to Help Your Team Be Creative?

Harvard Business Review

McClelland got the ball rolling in the 1970s. Competencies testing and training has proved invaluable in business ever since Harvard psychologist David C. Invariably, we have learned that murky human performance categories like sales ability and leadership can be broken down into skill sets that are not only measurable; they are also trainable.

Office Politics Is Just Influence by Another Name

Harvard Business Review

The combination of emotional intelligence and, what the late great David McClelland, called socialized power , can result in influence strategies that make people enjoy working together toward common goals. Most of us cringe when we think about office politics. It’s a disgusting, immoral mess that we try to avoid. After all, who wants to participate in backstabbing, lying, cheating, blaming, sucking up, and playing people against each other?

The Leadership Vacuum | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

This tracks the "drives" theory of David McClelland.

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