Peter Principle, Ask For Help, The Flu and Your Body
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1489
- Apr 28, 2018 4:00 pm
- 2:21:54 mins
Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence (11:25) Alan Benson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Work & Organizations, in the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. If you have ever worked in sales, it can be a cutthroat industry with everyone looking to reach the top. This environment was seen as a perfect opportunity to test the concept called the Peter Principal. The Peter Principle states that the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in their current role, rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Joining us today is Dr. Alan Benson talks about what the Peter Principal is and the study he conducted. Why You Don't Ask For Help (1:00:56) Mark Bolino, Ph.D., is a professor of management at the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in organizational behavior, international business, and human resources management. His research interests include impression management in the workplace and global careers. All of us find it difficult to ask for help sometimes. Maybe it is because we don’t trust a co-worker, or perhaps we are just trying to be self-reliant. Whatever the reason, studies have shown that when we don’t ask for help our individual and team performance suffers. Mark Bolino explains. What the flu does to your body (1:46:58) Laura Haynes, Ph.D., is a professor of Immunology at the University of Connecticut Health. The Flu season is coming to an end, a pretty nasty one. But, what exactly is the flu and how does it affect our bodies. Laura Haynes explains why the flu makes you feel horrible and how that is a good thing.