Big Five

I enjoyed this section of the textbook, as I have always found personality and mood interesting. I think that my biggest take away was the use of the five big traits in predicting work behavior. As a manager I will be using this in a few different ways. The first will be to assign tasks based on the trait that people represent such as placing those with high emotional stability in areas of customer service, those that are conscientious into work that requires detailed specific requirements and so on. Using the five big traits will also help me in the future with employee selection and retention. I was excited to learn that you can estimate not only performance and job satisfaction but that you can also look at the probability of longevity within the position.

It is being in the emergency services I also have an interest in the dark triad. I have seen a lot of potential employees that present many of the traits within the dark triad and this now gives me the information I need to combat the potential harm that it may cause. Overall there is bits and pieces of the entire chapter that I will be taking away and using in my position as I move forward.

Phillip Boyle Intro

Hello Everyone,

My name is Phillip Boyle and I am currently a senior in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. I work for Alyeska Pipeline Service on the North Slope of Alaska as a Security Officer/ Paramedic. I have been in the emergency services for the past 15 years as a paramedic and firefighter. I have had the opportunity to work in several different places throughout my career spending time in Alaska, California, North Dakota, and Oregon I currently live in the small town of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula with my wonderful wife and four children.

Upon completion of my degree I hope to transition into disaster response and recovery at the state level or to continue to work for the oil companies as an incident response manager.

As far as the things that I enjoy, I am a typical Alaskan and enjoy my time outdoors and fishing with the kids and wife. During the winter we try to get in as much time as we can on the snow machines but lately it has been difficult with the lack of snow the past few years.