13 Things that Scare the Devil Out of Me!

1. Managers who try to change “attitude” without pinpointing specific behaviors

2. Authors who attribute performance problems to lack of “intrinsic motivation”

3. Economists who act as though they are experts in behavior

4. Executives who value their personal experience or opinion over scientific fact

5. Safety managers who think rewards change behavior

6. Anyone who talks an organization into establishing an Employee of the Month program

7. Organizations that moved from Annual to Quarterly Performance Appraisal

8. Non-contingent (not earned by the receiver) bonuses

9. Rewarding employees who “hit the numbers” without knowing how they were attained

10. Promoting the best technician, engineer, or whoever to a supervisory position

11. Coaches who give trophies to everyone

12. Parents who think everything their children do is wonderful

13. Dan Pink and Alfie Kohn


13 Things that scare Aubrey Daniels

Posted by Aubrey Daniels, Ph.D.

Aubrey is a thought leader and expert on management, leadership, safety and workplace issues. For the past 40 years, he has been dedicated to helping people and organizations apply the laws of human behavior to optimize performance.