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Evidence-Based Thoughtfulness: What Ph.D. Students Could Teach Leaders

One of the first challenges of being a Ph.D. student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology is rethinking how you think. In a world that permits glossing over the details for the sake of a one sentence tweet and full of search engines that think for us, being informed is counterculture.  With

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For the Sake of What?

In the hallway, a colleague recently grumbled, “I-O psychologists and HR professionals have done nothing to make organizations better!” After much discussion, we agreed, “I-O psychology haven’t changed the direction of leaders or organizations, but they have helped them get wherever they are going a lot faster.”

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India 2016: Day 9

The Beautiful Controversy: Go First and Going for Them Below is my commencement address to the second graduating class from Immanuel University. I am so proud of these students. Most of them are Dalits in India. Their unbelievable achievement is that of finishing an MBA in a

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India 2016: Day 8

When we meet someone for the first time in America, we often ask, “What do you do?”  The posture of this question is such that our profession defines our identity.  Please be assured that I am not here to comment whether or not this is right or

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India 2016: Day 7

In a world full of difference and incongruence, we must not become lost in translation. Today marks the end of day 7 and the commencement of an entire week in a new reality. Our days have been filled with monumental moments of impact, and this one was

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India 2016: Day 6

Chai – Not just Tea During our stay in India we take Chai breaks each morning and afternoon for about 30 minutes.  We gather together over a deliciously sweet black tea and milk drink that has given my daily “cup of joe” a run for its’ money. As

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India 2016: Day 5

In the words of Forest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” It is an interesting analogy that for me has brought a bit of reasoning and even laughter when life is confusing or seems unfair. Day 5

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India 2016: Day 4

Day 4: Check… And it’s only Monday. Greetings from India! What a trip it has been so far. I always feel overwhelmed when I begin to write these. There is so much to say, so little to know about who is reading, and many experiences to draw

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India 2016: Day 3

Day three: “Travel isn’t always pretty. Travel isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it breaks your heart. By that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks only on your memory, on your consciousness; on your heart, and on your body. You

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India 2016: Day 2

  Day 2 of the Incredible Immanuel University Adventure, 2016, began earlier for some team members than others. Around 7am, several team members met the day with a friendly jog along an ox cart trail, just outside the University grounds. The remainder of us started our day

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