Some birdies and flowers from around Quangers.
Month: August 2017
A Couple Of Shots By The River
I’m still trying to get lucky with my new camera and a Platypus being in the same place, at the same time, but here’s a couple of shots from by the river in Oaks Estate anyways.
Australian Job Satisfaction
I’m pulling together some research for a longer post, but I came across a paper which merited a separate look by itself. Blanchflower and Oswald’s 2005 paper looked at reported satisfaction of folks in a range of countries, as a counterpart to the Human Development Index (HDI). Although Australia ranks highly on the HDI (now 2nd per the most recent data), they found that Australia performs poorly on a range of happiness indicators, particularly job satisfaction. Are we flipping the old stereotypes and becoming whinging Aussies, or are there other effects at play?
It’s hard to find a humble CEO. Here’s why
Mariano L.M. Heyden, Monash University and Mathew Hayward, Monash University
Humility is the latest badge of virtue for those in positions of influence. From politicians, to executives, to chart-topping artists.
The idea of a humble CEO is a romantic departure from the greedy self-serving corporate hero. Rather, when faced with adversity, humble CEOs sacrifice their own interests for the greater good.
Studies echo the intuition that humble leaders are more modest, emotionally stable, and eager to learn. Unsurprisingly, they are less likely to display self-aggrandizing traits such as narcissism.
Perhaps most telling is the finding that companies and teams led by more humble individuals, perform better. But despite humility being good for business, it’s extremely difficult for CEOs to be genuinely humble.
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Some blossoms and birds from Nara Park.
Birdwatching at Jerra Wetlands
Took the new camera out for another field test at the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
Testing the new Fuji X-T20
I got myself a new camera, so today I tried to figure out how to use it. Still a work in progress I’m afraid.
A few shots from a little MTB ride along the Centenary Trail.
A couple of bush shots
Taken in the future Ellerton Drive extension reserve.
Unstructured Interviews Are Bad Predictors Of Candidate Performance
Perhaps the greatest technological achievement in industrial and organizational (I–O) psychology over the past 100 years is the development of decision aids (e.g., paper-and-pencil tests, structured interviews, mechanical combination of predictors) that substantially reduce error in the prediction of employee performance (Schmidt & Hunter, 1998). Arguably, the greatest failure of I–O psychology has been the inability to convince employers to use them.
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