I'm busy working on a few things at the moment, but before it slips my mind I wanted to share this new book from O'Reilly called Team Geek: A Software Developer's Guide to Working Well with Others.
You can read the first chapter in sample for here: SAMPLE
I have already circulated an email to colleagues about it simple because I believe that Brian and Ben do something unique here; they put across the infallible, intense logic that software developers use every day in lay terms that can be abstracted without much cognitive expenditure to whatever it is you do for a living.
How Do You Change The Mindset?
What is The Mortality Concept?
How Do You Implement The Mortality Concept?
I just got a great email. Following my posting of the literature Review Matrix I designed and use, Prof. Srinivasan Keshav of the University of Waterloo in Canada has hosted the matrix on his site and will be recommending his students use it in the future.
It's always good to end a long day with some good news!
Here are, in no particular order at this point, the papers I have collected to date for review. I need to get into the habit of updating this blog regularly. Earlier today I hosted my Lit Review Matrix on Scribd. In preparation for filling it out I'll begin by just listing the works as the lay on my desk:
High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe. Bauer, T.K.
Who Sees Human?: The Stability and Importance of Individual Difference in Anthropomorphism. Waytz, A., Cacioppo, J. & Epley, N.
On Seeing Human: A Three Factor Theory of Anthropomorphism. Epley, N., Waytz, A. & Cacioppo, J.
When We Need A Human: Motivational Determinants of Anthropomorphism. Epley, N., Waytz, A., Akalis, S. & Cacioppo, J.
Social Cognition Unbound: Insights into Anthropomorphism and Dehumanization. Waytz, A. Epley, N. & Cacioppo, J.T.
Defining "Culture" and "Organizational Culture". From Anthropology To The Office. Tharp, B.M.
Towards The Holy Grail of Defining 'Brand'. Chernatony, L.
Discovering Corporate Consciousness. Campion, M.A. & Palmer, D.K.
Brand Personality of Tourist Destinations: An Application of Self-Congruity Theory. Usakli, A. & Baloglu, S.
Towards New Conceptualizations of Branding: Theries of The Middle Range. Brodie, R.J. & Chernatony, L.
Exploring Origins of Ethical Company/Brand Perceptions: Reply To Shea and Cohn's Commentaries. Brunk, K.H.
Measuring Customer Based Brand Equity Using Heriarchical Bayes Methodology. Sinha, A., Ashill, N.J. & Gazley, A.
Towards a Better Understanding of Factors Affecting Transfer of Brand Associations. Boisvert, J. & Burton, S.
When Brands Get Banned. Huber, F., Vogel, J. & Meyer, F.
The Semiotics of Brand. Manning, P.
Commentary Essay on "Exploring Origins of Ethical Company/Brand Perceptions - A Consumer Perspective of Corporate Ethics". Cohn, D.Y.
Concepts And Constructs For Personal Branding: An Exploratory Literature Review Approach. Zarkada, A.
Using Intelligent Agents To Understand Organisational Behavior. Celia, H., Clegg, C., Robinson, M.A., Siebers, P.O. & Sprigg, C.
Information Sharing and Team Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Mesmer-Magnus, J.R. & DeChurch, L.A.
Predicting Work Performance Through Selection Interview Ratings And Psychological Assessment. Nzama, L., De Beer, M. & Visser, D.
A Critique Of The Strategic Competative Intelligent Process Within A Global Energy Multinational. April, K. & Bessa, J.
Methodologies, Objectives, And Issues Involved In Identifying Occupational Clusters Using Skills-Based Data. Harvey, R.J.
Empirical Foundations For The Things-Data-People Taxonomy of Work. Harvey, R.J.
Networking Network Analysts: How INSNA (the International Network for Social Network Analysis) Came To Be. Wellman, B.
Introduction To Social Network Analysis. Wasserman, S.
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution: Transforming Cultures And Communities In The Age Of Instant Access. Sloan-C Book Review.
Prosocial Behavior and Job Performance: Does The Need For Control And The Need For Achievement Make A Difference? Baruch, Y., O'Creevy, M.F., Hind, P. & Vigoda-Gadot, E.
Leader Career Success & Locus of Control Expectancy. April, K., Dharani, B. & Peters, K.
In preparation for my literature review I've updated my trusty matrix adding a couple of new items following my reading of a paper by S. Keshav: How To Read a Paper.
While most of the matrix was already put together, Keshav's paper reminded me of a couple of things that I could put in there to make things even more straightforward.
I'll be using this over the next few weeks as I compile my reading. Feel free to download a copy of the form for your own use also. It really does help make things a lot less stressful.
Lit Review Matrix