Leadership

Discussing Leadership Issues …

An analysis of the role of leadership and its participation as a factor in the business outcome could not be absent from the research environment of the general reflection that develops here regarding the operation of companies. It is a fact of course that for many leadership is confused with management. Before attempting to approach […]

When management is an art and the manager… a creator!

Although I do not like the typical rhetorical opening questions that are often asked in the article, it is certain that – with or without them – the question must be determined from the beginning for reasons of research consistency and clarity. Definitions and answers for management have been given many times and from different […]

Discussing Leadership Issues …

An analysis of the role of leadership and its participation as a factor in the business outcome could not be absent from the research environment of the general reflection that develops here regarding the operation of companies. It is a fact of course that for many leadership is confused with management. Before attempting to approach […]

When management is an art and the manager… a creator!

Although I do not like the typical rhetorical opening questions that are often asked in the article, it is certain that – with or without them – the question must be determined from the beginning for reasons of research consistency and clarity. Definitions and answers for management have been given many times and from different […]

Reverse perspectives and WALK the extra mile

Have you ever experienced intolerable pressure at work? Can you recall how you felt or the plethora of the thoughts you had? How have you responded and dealt with that difficulty? What did you learn from that experience? “Walk the extra mile” is considered mostly as a managerial expression that means go beyond one’s ability […]

What self-regulation actually is …

Self-regulation has become progressively an interesting and popular topic in psychological science in the last decades. More and more scientists claim the important contribution of self-regulation from early life to adulthood. Self-regulation is a learned behavior that allows us to interact and communicate with other people. Self-regulation is involving the brain’s part known as the […]

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation in the learning context

(Before that, please read part A) Both intrinsic and extrinsic motivations are highly correlated with the learning process. Some scientists argue that emphasizing external rewards, grades, or scholarships for example, would result in weakening learner’s intrinsic motivation. Others support that extrinsic motivation increases intrinsic motivation and contributes on enhancing learner’s performance in class (Bray & McClaskey, […]

Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation

Although motivation is one of the most important factors on individual’s behavior, little is known in this field and only in the last decades scientists are putting an effort to shed light on this significant element of human construct and performance. In accordance to self-determination theory SDT (Ryan & Deci 2000), there are two types […]

China’s upcoming global domination

As Covid-19 vaccines are gradually delivered and received by people all around the world, we gradually move towards the end of the pandemic and the expected return to normalcy. The moment when no more lockdowns, social distancing or other Covid-19 restrictions are needed is getting closer by the day. But once the dust settles down, […]

Dominant market position: when a firm holds it and how it can abuse it

When does a company hold a dominant position in the market? How can it abuse its dominant position? According to economic theory, companies with a very high market share are called dominant in their markets. The existence of a dominant position results from the contribution of many factors which, taken individually, might not be decisive. […]

Why Corporate Social Responsibility is important

CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility and describes the business strategy of giving back to the community. When initiating CSR programs, the companies dedicate parts of their profits in order to create a positive impact on the local community. The corporate initiatives can be either financial support, or volunteer-driven activities, or even the raise of […]

The role of human resources and the current challenge of flexibility

In times of economic hardship, companies paradoxically tend to look more intensely than ever for “scapegoats” and at the same time for solutions to get rid of the evil that plagues them. The role and responsibilities of the executives then come to the fore who are called to apologize and/or be entrusted with additional responsibilities. […]