Welcome to Results vs. Activities

October 21, 2007 by Ken Nowack

“Forget about style; worry about results.” Bobby Orr

We are all working longer and doing more….any more results to show for it?

For example, Peter Kuhn and Fernando Lozano of the National Bureau of Economic Research found that college educated employees working 50-hour weeks rose from 22.2% to 30.5% between 1980 and 2001. Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Carolyn Luce in their research on employees who put in tremendously long hours (Extreme Jobs, HBR, December 2006) complain that most can’t find time to maintain their home (77% of the women surveyed and 66% of the men) and 45% of those that work a 12-hour day reported being “too tired” to say anything to their partners or spouses. Maybe they can at least text message each other with their Treos or Blackberries in bed.

About Results vs. Activities

Results vs. Activities is a new blog by Envisia Learning for those who are truly interested in increasing organizational performance. This blog will be devoted to evidence-based practices, research, book reviews, and findings to help leaders and talent become more competent, efficient, productive, successful, and healthy:

Regular contributors will include Kenneth M. Nowack, Ph.D., Michael Perrault, and William Bradley.  Other guest contributors will include other senior practitioners and authors who will periodically provide value tips, suggestions, and evidence-based information focusing on enhancing results.

We’d also like to welcome existing readers from KenNowack.com.  We hope you enjoy the high-quality and unique content we will be offering you in the coming years.

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Kenneth Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY13758) and President & Chief Research Officer/Co-Founder of Envisia Learning, is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. Ken also serves as the Associate Editor of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. His recent book Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It is available for free for a limited time by signing up for free blog updates (Learn more at our website)

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