Category: Leadership

SMART Goals

What are SMART Goals?

S.M.A.R.T. Goals • Specific • Measurable • Achievable • Relevant • Time-Based/Timely Specific: Goals need to be specific. A general idea of what you hope to achieve may not work well for you unless you have a plan for finding the details. If you what you want is […]

Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias (See Controlling Your Personal Bias) where you are essentially blinded by your own perception of your abilities. In summary, the Dunning-Kruger effect simply means that you don’t know what you don’t know, so you may believe that you know more than you […]

Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Vroom’s Expectancy Theory of Motivation

Expectancy Theory was proposed by Victor Vroom in his 1964 paper “Work and Motivation.” It differs slightly from other motivational theories (Like Herzberg and Maslow‘s theories) in that it doesn’t attempt to explain what motivates people but instead focuses on the related thought processes that can motivate people (Luneneburg, […]