Why are some people power hungry?

Why are some people power hungry?

Why are some people power hungry? Did you know that you can measure a person’s values? Shalom Schwartz is one of the world’s leading researchers on the topic of values and has identified 10 basic human values which apply to all individuals across the world (Schwartz,...
Do bad values lead to bad behaviours?

Do bad values lead to bad behaviours?

We hear a lot how a person’s values predict their behaviours, right? Good values, good behaviours, bad values, bad behaviours? Whenever I hear this kind of thing I get very curious. I know that it sounds plausible, but is it really true? Fortunately, I can often...
Are you a power seeker or an outcome seeker?

Are you a power seeker or an outcome seeker?

A fascinating question is whether it is better to hire people who are power seekers or to avoid them. There has been quite a deal of research about this question and it turns out that people who are power seekers – who seek to gain authority and dominion over people...
What does it take to change a person’s values?

What does it take to change a person’s values?

The gentleman shown above is Shalom Schwartz, one of the leading researchers in the world on Values.  Values are enduring goals, and different people have different goals – this is why people differ in their values. If you read my blogs or attend my...
Conformists.  Good employees or bad?

Conformists. Good employees or bad?

Above is a graphic of the individual values Shalom Schwartz found in his long and distinguished career as a leading researcher on the topic (e.g. Schwartz, 1992).  He discovered that the values of human beings, wherever in the world they came from, varied along ten...
Does your personality drive your values?

Does your personality drive your values?

One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is our research partnership with Deakin University.  SACS has co-ventured with Deakin on a range of research projects associated with values, personality, engagement, leader behaviours and work outcomes such as good and bad...