How Can Mental Models Illuminate Decision-Making and Learning Processes?

[We're pleased to welcome Robin Grenier of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Grenier recently published an article with Dr. Dana Dudzinska-Przesmitzki in the Human Resource Development Review entitled "A Conceptual Model for Eliciting Mental Models Using a Composite Methodology."] In the Adult Learning Program in the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education, we are interested in studying how mental … Continue reading How Can Mental Models Illuminate Decision-Making and Learning Processes?

What’s Wrong With Leadership Development?

Are leadership development specialists missing the forest for the trees? An article in Advances in Developing Human Resources finds that instead of promoting generic traits, behaviors and competencies, we should be focusing on how these strategies relate to the specific needs of individuals and the organizations they work for: The Problem. Leadership Development research and … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Leadership Development?

Gender and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Kathryn Thory of Strathclyde University Business School in Glasgow, Scotland published "A Gendered Analysis of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Issues and Concerns for Human Resource Development" in the Human Resource Development Review June 2013 issue. The abstract: Drawing on a sociological analysis considering gender, this article explores how emotional intelligence (EI) abilities are socially … Continue reading Gender and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace