achievement

McClelland’s Need Theory in a Managerial Context

McClelland’s need theory is a motivational model that attempts to explain how the need for achievement, power, and affiliation affects people’s actions in a management setting. In the early 1940s, Abraham Maslow created his own need theory. This theory identified the…

The Cassandra Metaphor

The Cassandra metaphor is used to refer to a person who believes they can predict the future but is powerless to change it. This odd phenomenon can torment people who have it when they make predictions that other people don’t…

Being Extraordinary Isn’t Enough

Being extraordinary isn’t enough. In fact, it’s quite useless to have amazing qualities if we don’t use them to our advantage in order to create extraordinary things. There’s no point in being talented if we don’t develop our talent. Being extraordinary…

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Before we set out on our paths, we were the path. The compendium of all of our values, efforts, goals, and dreams. If there’s a tree to be planted, we plant it. If there’s a mistake to fix, we fix it. And…

8 Keys to Better Living, According to Zen Coaching

Zen coaching combines two focuses. On one hand, the discipline of “coaching” is orientated towards making connections, instructing, and training others to achieve their goals. This is a Western idea. On the other hand, zen is a thousand-year-old philosophical system hoping…