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The Talented Manager: 67 Gems of Business Wisdom by A. Furnham

By A. Furnham

During this new number of articles on expertise acquisition and retention, Adrian Furnham, writer of The Elephant within the Boardroom , bargains an attractive and witty investigate the realm of the proficient supervisor. in response to stable study this e-book bargains a considerable creation to the significance of expertise within the office.

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41 The Talented Manager 42 The data are not in for population samples, but there do seem to be slightly more ASP males than females and younger versus older people. ASP employees are particularly problematic if they are bright, goodlooking and articulate. All these factors help their manipulative streak and feed their self-obsession. They are then able to exploit everyone so much more easily to the cost of all. Reference Wu, J. and Lebreton, J. (2011) “Reconsidering the Dispositional Basis of Counterproductive Work Behaviour: The Role of Aberrant Personality,” Personnel Psychology, 64: 593–626.

A walk in the woods Certainly it’s time to rethink and reenergize the standard job interview in the office. If the task is to get to know the real person, the issue must be to find a way to get the type of information you need. The trouble with the dining, walk or special-object approach is that it rewards only one type of individual. But worse, each can be highly misleading or often down-right wrong: amateur psychologizing may seriously misinterpret or overinterpret the interviewee’s behavior, personality and motives.

Introduction Strengths and weaknesses Positive psychology in business has a new and beguiling message. The old-style, puritanical, work-on-your-weakness message is rejected. The reason is that this is a mistaken misallocation of energy and focus. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to “correct,” eliminate or conquer personal weaknesses, particularly among those who are older. The message is that you are let off the hook for your weaknesses – put them aside; ignore them. Rather, find and explore your strengths.

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