Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 01:52:17 -0400
Reply-To: Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Joe Whitehurst <joewhitehurst@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: A Disgusting Managerial Style Vs A Psychologically "Healthy" (for
the manager and the managed) Managerial Style.
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You have an example of what the profile of a disgusting managerial style
looks like at: http://22.214.171.124/Style-Element-Descriptions2.html.
In sharp contrast, a Psychologically "healthy" management style
profile would have most plotted points in the green circle with only a few
venturing into the
yellow circle and NONE in the red circle.
To see the items that are scored to produce the profiles I plot, go to:
http://126.96.36.199/survey/admin.html, select Whitehurst Management Style
Inventory in the right panel and then click View Survey in the left panel.
These items and the scoring rationale did not just come to me one night Ex
Nihilo. Not by a long shot. It represents the culmination of more than 6
years of 12 hour days and nights of effort by scores of graduate students
and a handful of faculty who shall remain nameless. But 99% of the ideas
underlying the Whitehurst Managerial Style Inventory come straight from
Brilliant Harvard Psychologist, Timothy Leary (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary). His 1957 book, Interpersonal
Diagnosis of Personality, is the seminal work. I post this on SAS-L partly
because I use SAS to administer, analyse and report about the inventory, but
mainly because most SAS professionals have managers, and I thought you might
like to contemplate their "styles" since their "styles' have a direct
bearing on your psychological well being and the stress you experience at