Tag: values

Unforgiveness Sunday

Unforgiveness Sunday Guernica, Picasso, 1937

Last Sunday in the Russian Orthodox world was – or rather should have been – Forgiveness Sunday. But it wasn’t. And probably never will.

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

(“The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Sergei Brovkin Of Collectiver On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together” –  originally published in Authority Magazine). No more lifetime careers or long-term employment. The rate of change in science and technology has reached such a level that no profession and no job will remain relevant […]

How To Follow Up With A Recruiter – In 2021?

How To Follow Up With A Recruiter – In 2021?

A friend asked me to help his daughter write a formal follow-up letter to a prospective employer. After a few questions, it has become clear that the young lady has a good chance to land a job in an environment that will make her life miserable, where she will never be productive or at least […]

Really, What Makes an Effective Executive?

Really, What Makes an Effective Executive?

Whenever I ask this question, I always hear the usual sacred mixture of “integrity,” “willpower,” “leadership,” and, of course, “charisma.” The most promising HiPos would proudly throw in “emotional intelligence.” Those fuzzy buzzwords are supposed to make all aspiring executives salivate but none answers the question or offers at least a practical first step. For […]

Fifty Years of Shareholder Value

Fifty Years of Shareholder Value

Here’s what Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal,   thinks about shareholder value today: “Shareholder value has nothing to do with human values.”

Maslow Revisited, Part IV: Culture Compass

Maslow Revisited, Part IV: Culture Compass Q7 Culture Compass

Q7Culture Compass, built on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs supplemented with Schwartz’s Basic Human Values theory gives a better explanation to human behavior, societal changes, and helps determine company culture and person-to-organization fit based on values’ congruence.

Maslow Revisited. Part One: Hierarchy of Needs.

Maslow Revisited. Part One: Hierarchy of Needs.

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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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs is Not a Pyramid. So What?

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs is Not a Pyramid. So What?

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.

How to keep your staff motivated in the summer months

How to keep your staff motivated in the summer months

(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog) Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays […]

“Are You a Threat or a Help?”

“Are You a Threat or a Help?”

“Are you a threat or a help?” Can I trust you? When you encounter a stranger, this is the first thought that crosses your mind, often subconscious. We are wired to check if people around us are trustworthy, almost continuously. This helped us, human species, to survive and prosper through million years of evolution. And […]