The Power Of The Mind And The Personality

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Introduction Of the seventeen insightful readings of foundational theories, case studies, and research into “understanding people,” I found that twelve were profoundly compelling to my understanding of human behavior in organizations. These twelve, in my judgement, form the rather extensive overarching theme of “the power of the mind and the personality.” In my paper, I aim to provide an analysis of how organizations are essentially directed by minds and personalities by synthesizing the concepts provided by the readings into four topics: people and organizations, values of an organization, attributes of positive leadership, and skilled decision-making. As I hope to make clear in the following analysis, these topics constantly inform and affect one another, creating dynamic organizations in both the public, private, nonprofit spheres. People and Organizations As alluded to in Identity Work, the underlying link between people and their organizations is a sense of identity (Beech, Macintosh, & Mcinnes, 2008). A sense of identity guides individuals in how they feel that they are a part of an organization. The identity of people in organizations is a vital aspect for any leader to focus on, as identity is greatly associated with job outcomes. As found in a study of German banks, the strength of identification with a group and the self-esteem derived from membership in that group results in consequent higher job satisfaction and lower turnover ((Beech, Macintosh, & Mcinnes,

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