Category: *Human Performance

Where leaving it to Beaver meets the bottom line

Topic: Citizenship Behavior, Job Performance Publication: Human Performance Article: Test of Motowidlo et al.’s (1997) theory of individual differences in task and contextual performance. Blogger: James Grand A helpful hand here or a thoughtful “hi-how-are-ya” might be more valuable than we think. Psychologists are starting to realize that such dispositional characteristics can be meaningful predictors of on-the-job performance. Nearly 10 years ago, Motowidlo, Borman and Schmit proposed that performance at work was

Does Narcissism Lead to Ineffective Leadership? Depends on the Rater

Topic: Job Performance, Leadership, Personality Publication: Human Performance Article: Narcissism in Organizations: A multisource appraisal reflects different perspectives. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Organizational researchers have identified a personality trait that consistently relates to immoral and ineffective leadership: narcissism. Narcissism involves an exaggerated sense of self-worth (I’m better than everyone else!), a need for admiration and power (Everyone should look up to me!), and a tendency to exploit

Interviewing: When to hold ’em…When to fold ’em

Topic: Assesment, Interviewing Publication: Human Performance (2008) Article: Transparency in structured interviews: consequences for construct and criterion-related validity Authors:  U. C. Klehe, C. J. König, G. M. Richter, M. Kleinmann, & K. G. Melchers Reviewed by: Benjamin Granger While holding your cards close to the vest may be key for your next game of