The Seahawks’ Psychologist Explains How Leaders Can Unlock Team Potential

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"A workplace that recognizes the humanity of the individual rather than seeing someone as a replaceable cog in a machine inspires that workforce to explore the edges of their potential.” With football season officially underway, even without…

The N.B.A. and Why Deep Listening, Authentic Introspection, and Transformative Empowerment Matter

Turning a basketball court into a polling place, and using a game not solely to entertain but to increase awareness that voting is a means to justice, are the types of out-of-the-box thinking that can break the deadlock of the status quo. When…

The Gray Rhino Trump Ignored and Still Tries to Hide

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As the gray rhino of COVID-19 continues to spotlight the fatal incompetence of the Trump Administration and pummel the U.S., the more abstract gray rhino of climate change keeps goading humanity to coordinate a respectable response. Perhaps…

Are Jerks More Likely to Have Workplace Power?

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If it were true that disagreeable people had an edge, it would, to some degree, make the challenge of creating an ethical culture harder since leadership is crucial to fostering an ethical climate. I admit it. In the last several years or…

Conflicts of Interest in a Post-Trump Era

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Donald Trump has averaged 2.5 conflicts of interest during each day of his presidency. In a classic Watergate-era Doonesbury, Mark asks a rhetorical question. Is it fair to judge the ethicality of the White House based solely on the various…

The Popular, Bad Arguments Against Stakeholder Capitalism

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Words can easily be used as weapons to turn an intelligent nuanced debate into a caricature, thereby dismissing it from further evolution. The gentlemen do protest too much, we think—with apologies to William Shakespeare for abusing his…

Bob Frank’s Legacy as a Teacher, Behavioral Economist, Economic Naturalist, and Author

“Speaking selfishly as a social psychologist, I will say that Bob Frank is a social psychologist masquerading as an economist,” says Thomas Gilovich, Frank’s friend and research collaborator. In 1966, when Robert H. Frank arrived…

Surveillance Tech Robotizes Employees, Eroding Trust and Well-Being

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It very well may be that the costs to employee well-being actually significantly diminish, perhaps even negate, the supposed financial gains surveillance seems to promise. In some Chinese elementary schools, students wear attention-monitoring…

6 Ways to Rationally Deal with Your Rotten Boss

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If your boss hasn’t stepped up to the challenge of leading with empathy, flexibility, and thoughtfulness in the pandemic, you’re not alone. “He literally pitched my idea to the client as if it was his...right in front of me! I’d…

An Organizational Scholar Explains How to Learn from COVID-19

How do decision makers learn from a rare event and prepare for the future? A few ideas from organizational learning may help: attend to near misses, learn vicariously, watch out for competency traps, and downplay theory. As of today, the…