Welcome to my blog. I hope you find the content interesting and engaging, as I am very passionate about the topics discussed here. My work in maximizing potential springs from a lifelong interest in ‘what makes people tick,’ which was also my motivation for pursuing my Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Business.
In this forum, I will be sharing the findings from the latest research as well as re-visiting some classic studies in the hopes of prompting an interactive and collaborative dialogue. This broad focus on the science of leadership and organizations allows me to bring the experiences of hundreds, if not thousands, of people to the table, rather than limiting the discussion to my own personal point of view.
Individual experiences are invaluable and, from time to time, I will reference real-life examples or personal stories to bring the science to life. However, by drawing on the empirical evidence, we can learn from the experiences of others to make more informed decisions to enrich our own lives.
Your experiences or perspectives may not fit the trends suggested by the data. That is to be expected. In my opinion, this is the beauty of the science of human behaviour; we are all individuals and each of us has our own story. If your experiences do differ from what is presented in the research, I encourage you to post a comment for discussion. This is an interactive community where we examine various aspects of an issue and I look forward to your reactions to the topics presented here. From time to time I will ask for your participation in surveys and polls so I can bring the results back to this community. If you have any ideas for topics or issues you would like to see discussed, please let me know.
I believe dialogue and debate about different ideas and perspectives is important and essential to moving the conversation forward. In this way, I kindly request that any and all posts maintain a level of decorum and civility for opposing views. Focusing on the issue at hand, rather than the person making the comments, will ensure an engaging and authentic dialogue that provokes and promotes reflection and mutual learning. I want this to be a safe and enjoyable forum for all of us to learn from one another. I thank you for your time and look forward to seeing where this journey leads.
Thank you for stopping by.
Craig Dowden, Ph.D.