Today, almost 50 years after Maslow’s death, all of us remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: a multicolored pyramid. However, Maslow never used the pyramid to illustrate his theory. Moreover, there are no steps.
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Though never presented as a Pyramid, the hierarchy of needs proposed by Maslow almost 80 years ago is a remarkable discovery. Created by a psychologist, it is applicable in almost any other “soft” situation, where human beings are involved.
It is never too late to start paying attention to the “soft stuff.” If you plan to retire, start doing it soon enough and get your successors involved: you will be able to realize your initial – and best – plan: hand off a strong organization to your children.
Change is NOT the only constant. The failure rate of change projects seems to stay constant as well, at about 70%. In order to be successful, change leaders need to realize that every change project must go through these four stages – rejection, objection, perception, adoption – and the first two stages may temporarily bring the performance down, which kills the key players’ desire to continue the change effort.
Book review: The Infinite Game of Simon Sinek My last weekend was marked by parallel reading of three books. Previously, I never thought it was possible. Perhaps this is not a good way of reading fiction, but with nonfiction, this approach works well for me. When I read nonfiction literature, I have to pause once […]
I had a colleague who claimed that he needed just 3 to 5 hours of sleep per day, a superman in disguise. The rest of us need 7-9 hours per night in order to stay fully functional. And that means about 8 hours of sleep, not tossing and turning in bed. There are volumes of […]
Once upon a time, there was a Millennial VP who believed in all things but three. He did not believe in engagement, he did not believe in purpose, he did not believe in servant leadership. His father, the CEO, told him that such things did not exist. As there was no engagement or purpose in […]
Even though we like our jobs, there come those rare slow moments when you may feel underused if not outright bored. Probably you are in front of your computer – but browsing the web does not help and may leave an unwanted track in your usage logs. Here’s what you can do to produce some […]
“What is your janitor’s first name?” Sounds almost like a PVQ from your bank. But it is not. A client asked me if I could help him energize his team that was obedient but, well, not engaged. In reply, I asked if he knew when was the birthday of his new employee, hired last month. […]