A good read from WSJ – more today on self-help and understanding for leadership and management.
Excerpt: In the 1940s, the psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced his famous “hierarchy of needs.” He argued that human desires progress through five stages, with each new stage requiring the fulfillment of a more basic need. First we attend to our most primitive physiological requirements, like eating and reproducing. That frees us to focus on our needs for safety and security. Once we’ve taken care of those, we can attend to our craving for love and companionship, and then on to our desire for self-esteem and, finally, to our need for what Maslow called self-actualization.
Maslow’s theory has its critics, but his overall point makes obvious sense: The more comfortable you are, the more time you spend thinking about yourself.
Read full article via Why Modern Innovation Traffics in Trifles – WSJ.com.