Perspectives from Dr. Jack Wiley

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Reflections on Horseback: Five Days in the Bradshaw Mountains with Gentleman Jack

By Dr. Jack Wiley | August 4, 2023

For several years now I have been involved in a springtime horseback trail ride in the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona. This annual ride includes about 140 to 150 riders, all male, and about 25 to 30 wranglers and other employees.…

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Goals That Make Employee-Centric Managers Out-Perform All Others

By Dr. Jack Wiley | July 29, 2021

In the field of organizational psychology today, the dominant theory of employee motivation is goal-setting theory. It’s a powerful theory explaining what activates people to perform at increasingly higher levels. Research shows that those who set goals clearly outperform those…

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Eight Keys to Managerial Success

By Dr. Jack Wiley | July 16, 2021

I asked 80,000 workers worldwide what they most wanted from their immediate manager. They told me there were eight managerial attributes important to them. Five are behaviors – that is, actions managers use to adjust to or influence the behavior…

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Nine Reasons You Should Read The Employee-Centric Manager

By Dr. Jack Wiley | July 15, 2021

Reason 1: You want to understand what employees most want from you. This applies to all managers, even the most experienced, but especially to first timers. The truth is that many managers lack a solid understanding of what their employees want –…

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The Three Reasons I Conducted the Research Summarized in This Book

By Dr. Jack Wiley | July 14, 2021

I wanted to know what employees most wanted from their managers – plainly and simply, in their own words. This idea is known as employee voice. In the academic sense, employee voice is about employees being able to contribute to decision-making…

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