Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Astronology - Effectively Dealing with Poor Management

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Volume XII

Issue 26

April 3, 2012

Dear Andrew,

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Fact or Fiction

The "natural alarm clock" that some people have, enabling them to wake up a specific time, is due to the anticipated stress of waking up.




The "natural alarm clock" that some people have, which enables them to wake up at a specific time, is caused by a burst of adrenocorticotropin hormone. Researchers believe this reflects an unconscious anticipation of the stress of waking up.

Here at Astronology, we wonder if this is why the night before an early morning flight, we seem to wake up every hour on the hour!



Effectively Dealing with Poor Management

While many individuals assume that pay or benefits are driving factors in employee dissatisfaction and turnover, research points in another direction.  A Gallup Management Journal article highlighting excerpts from the book, First, Break All the Rules, reveals what is often the source of turnover.  Employees join companies...but leave managers. The idea that a manager could affect whether an employee stays loyal to an organization isn't a new concept. What made this article special was that it used a real life example of why one graduate of Stanford and Harvard left a well-known company after working there for only one year. The former employee said of her manager, "He's not a bad man; He's just not a manager. He's insecure and I don't think you can be insecure and be a good manager." Her comment should alert all organizational leaders.....more  


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