Archive | March, 2017

Unit 4: Are Women Really More Ethical Than Men? How a Positive Stereotype Can Have Negative Consequences

Generally speaking, do you believe women are more ethical than men? If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re not alone. It’s true that our individual differences influence how we see the world and hence our decisions and behaviors (PSU, 2017). Biological markers, such as age, race, and gender, as well as personal histories, impact our decisions both […]

Unit 4 Post: Are Pseudo-Charismatic Leaders a Danger?

Throughout history, some of the best and most effective leaders could be described as possessing charisma. The personality traits that are incorporated in an individual with charisma include dominance, the desire to influence, self confidence and strong moral values (PSY 533, 2017). Their strength, dominance and ability to influence others, helps them to build a […]

U04: Who is Larry Fink and Can He Give Hope for the Future?

“Paranoia is the key to anyone’s success” stated co-founder, chairman, and CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink (YouTube, 2016). Larry might be on to something. He is also the world’s most successful investor, managing $5.1 trillion in investments around the globe (Delaney, 2016). Larry’s take on success did not start out with this sentiment. A California […]

Reminder about the Unit 4 Blog Post – Due by 9AM on Friday, March 24, 2017

This is just a reminder to: Make your Unit 4 Blog Post by 9AM on Friday, March 24, 2017. Include “Unit 4” in your Blog Post title. Use your blog as an opportunity to discuss how individual differences (including personality and other individual characteristics) influence leader’s ethical decision making or some other aspect of leadership […]

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