Aubrey Daniels

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Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D. (born May 17, 1935 in Lake City, South Carolina, USA) is a clinical psychologist by training, but is sometimes referred to as “the father of performance management”, as he was one of the first to make extensive use of the science of behavior analysis in business.[1] More than thirty years ago, Daniels began pursuing his mission: to help people and organizations apply the laws of human behavior to optimize performance.

Background and career[edit]

Daniels began his career as a clinical psychologist and became convinced that the work of B. F. Skinner and other behavioral scientists best enabled his patients to change their own behaviors. With this conviction, Daniels began to consider the impact of applying behavioral science to the workplace. Daniels’ impact in the workplace[2] led him to coin the phrase Performance Management and he founded the consulting firm, Aubrey Daniels International (http://aubreydaniels.com).

Aubrey is an author and speaker.[3] He was the first editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM) in 1977.[4] His best-known books are Bringing Out the Best in People [5] (McGraw-Hill) and Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Performance [6] (1st & 2nd ed. 1982 with Theodore Rosen, 3rd ed. 1989, 4th and current edition 2004 with James E. Daniels) (Performance Management Publications) (http://aubreydaniels.com/pmezine). Currently, Daniels serves as the Founder of Aubrey Daniels International[7] and the President of the Aubrey Daniels Institute.[8]

Education[edit]

  • University of Florida-Ph.D. in Psychology and Philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa), 1964
  • University of Florida-M.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, 1963
  • Furman University-B.A. in Psychology and Speech, 1957

Awards[edit]

Daniels has received awards and acknowledgments for his work. Most notably, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organizational Behavior Management Network (www.obmnetwork.com) and both the Outstanding Service Award and 2005 Fellow from the International Association for Behavior Analysis (www.abainternational.org). He has also been honored as Alumni of the Year for both Furman University and University of Florida, College of Health Professionals.

Memberships[edit]

  • Board of Trustees, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
  • Associate, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Board of Trustees, Furman University
  • Member, President’s Advisory Council, Furman University
  • Faculty Member, College of Health Professions, University of Florida
  • Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Georgia Association of Behavior Analysis

Contributions to Performance Management[edit]

  • Oops! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money (and what to do instead), Performance Management Publications, Atlanta, GA, 2009.
  • Measure of a Leader, Performance Management Publications, Atlanta, GA, 2006.
  • Bringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement, McGraw Hill, New York, NY, 1994, Revised 1999.
  • Other People’s Habits: How to Use Positive Reinforcement to Bring Out the Best in People Around You, McGraw Hill, New York, NY, 2001.
  • Performance Management: Improving Quality Productivity Through Positive Reinforcement, Performance Management Publications, Atlanta, GA, 1982 (with Theordore Rosen), Revised 1982, 1989.
  • Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness, Performance Management Publications, Atlanta, GA, Revised with title change 2004.
  • What is Behavior-Based Safety?, Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, May 2010
  • “Creating ‘Above and Beyond’ Performance,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Managing Performance Strategies for Global Leaders, October 2006
  • “The Leader’s Role in Pay Systems and Organizational Performance,” Aubrey C. Daniels, James Daniels and Bill Abernathy, Compensation and Benefits Review Magazine, Sage Publications, May/June 2006
  • “Measure of a Leader,” Aubrey C. Daniels and James Daniels, Leadership Excellence Magazine, March 2006
  • “Positive Reinforcement: Misunderstood and Misused,” Aubrey C. Daniels and James E. Daniels, Training and Development Magazine, March 2006
  • “Measure of a Leader,” Aubrey C. Daniels and James Daniels, Leadership Excellence Magazine, March 2006
  • Thank God It’s Monday…Celebrating Work,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1995.
  • “Management by Common Sense Is Not Management At All,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1994.
  • “Teams and Empowerment,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1994.
  • “Risky Rewards,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Entrepreneur, November, 1994.
  • “Performance Management: The Executive Function,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1994.
  • “Money Alone Won’t Motivate,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Business Atlanta, June 1992.
  • “Parties with a Purpose,” Aubrey C. Daniels, SKY, December, 1992.
  • “Successful Rightsizing: The Organizational Challenge of the 90s,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1991.
  • “The PM Extremist—How and Why to Become One,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1988.
  • “Axing Some Axioms,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1987.
  • “Performance Management Beyond the Workplace,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1985.
  • “Counterpoint: Positive Process Produces Results,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance *“R+ and the Future,” Aubrey C. Daniels, Performance Management Magazine, 1983.
  • Publisher, Performance Management Magazine, quarterly, 1982.
  • Founder and editor, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 1977-78.
  • “A Review of Theodoro Ayllon and Nathan Azrin: The Token Economy: A Motivational System for Therapy and Rehabilitation,” Reviewed by Aubrey C. Daniels, Contemporary Psychology.
  • “Verbal Behavior in Group Psychotherapy,” Aubrey C. Daniels’ unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1965.
  • “A Token Economy With ‘Automated’ Data Collection,” A. Daniels, B. Tanner, Behavior Therapy, p. 111-118, 1975-1976.
  • “Token Control of Medications,” A. Daniels, J. Parrino, L.George, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 1971.
  • “A Behavior Modification Program on an Inpatient and Outpatient Unit,” A. Daniels, D. Slavin, Behavioral Intervention in Human Problems, ed. H. C. Richard, Pergamon Press, 1971.
  • “Religious Attitudes Among Psychiatric Patients and Normals,” A. Daniels, R. Burns, Journal for Scientific Study of Religion, 1969.
  • “The Alteration of Intellectual Performance After Lateralized Brain Injury in Men,” A. Daniels, P. Satz, W. Richards, Psychon Science, p. 369-370, 1967.

Performance Management[edit]

Performance Management (PM) refers to a term coined by Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels in the late 1970s to describe a technology (i.e., science imbedded in applications methods[9]) for managing both behavior and results, the two critical elements of what is known as performance.[10]

The PM approach is used most often in the workplace but applies wherever people interact—schools, churches, community meetings, sports teams, health setting, governmental agencies, and political settings.[11]

Affiliations[edit]

  • Advisory Board, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Member, 1996–2002
  • Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, Editorial Board, 1989–Present
  • Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Editorial Board, 1986–Present
  • Florida State University, Psychology Department, Visiting Professor, 1987–Present
  • Western Michigan, Psychology Department, Visiting Lecturer, 1987–Present
  • Georgia Office of Rehabilitation Services, Member, Psychological Advisory Board, 1969–1972
  • Georgia State University, Psychology Department, Visiting Lecturer, 1967
  • Emory University, Department of Education, Visiting Lecturer, 1968
  • Atlanta University, Visiting Lecturer, 1971–1972
  • Emory University Medical School, Psychiatry, Assistant Instructor, 1965–1968
  • J. Hillis Miller Health Center, Gainesville, FL, Clinical Internship, 1964–1965
  • U. S. Army, Commissioned Officer, 1957–1960
  • Licensed Psychologist, Georgia

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Handbook of Organizational Performance, Johnson, Redmon, Mawhinney, Haworth Press 2001.
  2. ^ Performance Management Magazine, 1982-1999
  3. ^ The Guru Guide: The Best Ideas of the Top Management Thinkers, Boyett & Boyett, Wiley; 1 edition (April 20, 2000)
  4. ^ Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
  5. ^ Bringing out the Best in People
  6. ^ Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Performance
  7. ^ http://aubreydaniels.com/aubrey-daniels-phd
  8. ^ http://aubreydaniels.com/institute/about-institute
  9. ^ Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis, John Austin & James E. Carr. Context Press. 2000.
  10. ^ Handbook of Organizational Performance, Thomas C. Mawhinney, William K. Redmon & Carl Merle Johnson. Routledge. 2001.
  11. ^ Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space in the Organization Chart, Geary A. Rummler & Alan P. Brache. Jossey-Bass; 2nd edition. 1995.

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