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What Are the Hidden Pitfalls of Making Backup Plans?

Is it a good idea to make backup plans? On one hand, making backup plans can reduce the discomfort of uncertainty when things don’t work out quite as planned. However, a new study discovers that merely thinking about backup plans can lead to negative outcomes. What are they? [Read More]

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What Does Sleep Have to Do With Charismatic Leadership?

Do you want to be a charismatic leader? Do you want to inspire, motivate, engender commitment, and intellectually stimulate your followers? Do you want to lead them on a mission that is extraordinary and earth-shattering? Do you really want to do all of these things? If so, start by going to sleep! [Read More]

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Do You Have the CEO Type Personality?

Everyone knows the CEO of their company, but do they also know all of the members of the top management teams? Probably not. Is the CEO that much different from other influential managers? Researchers compared them in terms of intelligence, personality and career paths to find out the answer. [Read More]

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Do These Things to Create a Successful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Company cultures that value inclusiveness and diversity of background and perspective encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work. Read on to learn how you can ensure your corporate Diversity and Inclusion program is in tip-top shape. [Read More]

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Moral Objection: What Happens When You Stand up to Wrongdoing?

Not again! This is the third time you have seen your coworker brazenly steal other people’s bologna sandwiches from the office fridge. Will you morally object? Will you stand up to the thief? New research helps us sort out the consequences to standing up to unethical behavior. How can we make it easier for everyone to do the right thing? [Read More]

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A Snapshot of SIOP 2016 (Pt. 5) – SIOP Bonus Coverage

Last month, I-O Psychologists met in California to share the latest cutting-edge research. The 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was a huge success. We’ve partnered with numerous SIOP presenters, and they’ve provided us with the nitty-gritty on some of the very best presentations, which we now offer to you in a multi-part series. [Read More]

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These Four Things Lead to Team Success

Whether you seek to create meaningful change within your organization, or you’re resolved to get an “A” on a group assignment, you’ll need the help and support of strong and committed team members. How can you set up your team for success? Read on to learn the critical environmental conditions for high-performance teaming. [Read More]

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A Snapshot of SIOP 2016 (Pt. 4) – Diversity

Last month, I-O Psychologists met in California to share the latest cutting-edge research. The 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was a huge success. We’ve partnered with numerous SIOP presenters, and they’ve provided us with the nitty-gritty on some of the very best presentations, which we now offer to you in a multi-part series. [Read More]

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How Managers Can Become Leaders

Management positions come with formal power and authority; yet, only some managers are truly viewed as leaders. Why are certain managers recognized as leaders while others are not? How do you shift from being a manager to being a leader? [Read More]

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A Snapshot of SIOP 2016 (Pt. 3) – Fairness

Last month, I-O Psychologists met in California to share the latest cutting-edge research. The 31st annual conference of the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) was a huge success. We’ve partnered with numerous SIOP presenters, and they’ve provided us with the nitty-gritty on some of the very best presentations, which we now offer to you in a multi-part series. [Read More]