Tip #581: Maslow’s Hierarchy Applied to Teams

On August 10, 2015, Posted by , In management and leadership, By ,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #581: Maslow’s Hierarchy Applied to Teams

“‘What would you call the highest happiness?’ Wratislaw was asked. ‘The sense of competence,’ was the answer, given without hesitation.” John Buchan

The following information is drawn from an article titled: “Maslow’s Hierarchy of eLearning Needs” by “Brother” Joe Johnson at eLearning Brothers. He applies Maslow’s hierarchy to elearning development teams. However, his model can be applied to any team.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is divided into five basic needs that are usually portrayed as levels within a pyramid. The bottom level is Physiological. Next comes Safety, then Social, then Esteem, then Self-Actualization at the very top of the pyramid.

Maslow’s premise was that physiological needs must be met before a person can focus on safety needs. Only after safety … Read the rest

Tip #560: We Avoid What We Are Unsuccessful Doing

On March 16, 2015, Posted by , In learning, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #560: We Avoid What We Are Unsuccessful Doing

“True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.” Paul Sweeney

When my two little granddaughters visited, I had to work with the second grader on her homework. She really didn’t want to do it.

It was math homework, which was not my best subject at any age, including this one! It was immediately clear that her negative attitude, and resulting desire to get the homework over with as soon as possible, kept her from reading the complete problem or thinking through the solution. Based on the first few words in the directions, she would pull an answer out of thin air and write it down.

Okay, so that was one problem- and that was her responsibility. She had … Read the rest