Loop Learning Example of Personal Behavior

By Shawn P. Quigley

Leadership Equation

From our previous discussion you may remember the leadership equation: B= f {(Exp3) (A2) (DL) (T)} { f (P2)(GB+GTX)(WC)}. Which was derived from Lewin’s equation of B=f (P,E), (Lewin, 1936). Since we have discussed all of these concepts before it is time to work toward understanding their interrelations.

Personal Behavior

The most logical starting point is personnel behavior (Attitude) a perspective with a range  of possibilities.  From individual to individual this may very, but everybody has had to  start a task or job at sometime. This starting attitude has some  basis on being unsure of position and little to no perception of how things are done within the organization. Recall the situational leadership curve, from that we can surmise that most individuals start with a positive attitude.



Usually during the introduction phase to a new job or task communication is at its’ highest. This usual high level of … Continue reading

Evolution of Motivational Theories

 by Shawn P. Quigley Evolution of Motivational Theories

Since the beginning of man’s socialization people have been attempting to understand what motivates an individual or group to act in the manner they do.  However, official theories of motivation did not start to develop until the early 1900’s.  The first few theories of motivation viewed man as a simple animal to be manipulated and controlled for his own good, but after World War II and the great depression, man was seen as having complex social and physical needs.  While the motivational theories produced during this time presented differing designs they remain constant in the sectionalism, containing both physical and social wants/needs.



Theories of Motivation Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

In (Maslow, 1943), Maslow states the five levels of the hierarchy of needs as Physiological, Security, Social, Esteem, and Self-actualizing needs.  Physiological needs are described as those needed for survival such as food, water, and sleep (Maslow, 1943).  Security needs were … Continue reading

A Company like I want Value Transformation to be!

I think it is time for me to post the Value Transformation Manifesto which is similar to those things Mr. Ricardo Semler. I want Value Transformation to be a company similar to this.

Common Lessons Learned Mistakes

Common Lessons Learned Mistakes, Misconceptions and Things Left Unsaid By Rick Edwards and Shawn P. Quigley Why organizations fail to exploit their own lessons learned.

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience”.   – Archibald MacLeish

Lessons Learned – Really?

Too many organizations understand Archibald’s point all-to-well.   Like a ritualistic sacrifice, project team members, project managers and executives review the project’s closing report containing a myriad of “Thou Shall Nots…”, chanting a mesmerizing slogan about learning from past mistakes – and then set fire to the whitebook and watch it burn, never to be discussed again.   “Don’t mention the war”, as they say.

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”.  – Winston Churchill (among others)

What’s more amazing, is these same clerics that performed this ritualistic burning are shocked when those same mistakes are miraculously raised from the dead and become re-incarnate in the next … Continue reading

Modern Management and Leadership

By Shawn P. Quigley

There are a lot of new management and leadership jargon out there and perhaps it has always been so. Why? Did the roles of a leader and/or manager change? What did we do before and why does that no longer apply? Yes, the roles of the leader have changed; many people have been trying to define what makes a good leader so they can sell it to everyone. However, we all know that even if you do what a good leader did in one situation it may not work due to the situations and the people being different.

It can be argued that work has gotten more complicated. We have distributed our organization’s activities all over the world and that requires more coordination. The rate of change is great; just consider Moore’s Law that postulates the rate of increase in the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubling less than every two years. Finding one … Continue reading

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