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Real, human stories with practical tips for leaders who want to evolve themselves and their teams, creating an evolved culture. Dr. Laura Gallaher is an organizational psychologist who has been hired by Disney and also NASA to help transform culture. Her company, Gallaher Edge, has helped multiple small businesses grow to successful acquisition.
 
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Should we should spend less time testing our own theories and more time testing business practices as they're actually implemented in organizations? Can I-O psychologists improve Lean Management? What's the difference between testing and debunking? All this, and more, in my interview with Dr. Sy Islam (Talent Metrics Consulting, Farmingdale State C…
 
In this episode, Jim Tamm joins me to discuss how his career as a senior administrative law judge for the state of California inspired him to co-create Radical Collaboration – a powerful program with incredible results, centered around building successful relationships, both professionally and personally. He shares his success with reducing the amo…
 
What's the difference between an expert and a thought leader? What's the big deal about curiosity? What's the shadow side of curiosity? What does too much curiosity look like? If you're curious, check out this episode with Dr. Alison Horstmeyer (Website, LinkedIn). Visit the episode page for a full transcript.…
 
Serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Taylor, has started seven companies, acquired 18 and sold three, for an undisclosed amount surpassing a quarter of a billion dollars. And yet he still was open to learning more effective ways to run businesses when he did the work of The Human Element. In this episode, he joins me to discuss his surprise at how often h…
 
How should an I-O psychologist think about creativity? How do we define, operationalize, and measure it? What's the relationship between creativity and expertise? What is problem construction and why is it so crucial to creativity? What's the role of time, attention, and perspective-taking? In this episode, I talk to Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon, an I-O …
 
Jared Lock began his I-O journey at the University of Tulsa, studying under Bob and Joyce Hogan. These days, he heads up The JDL Group, a consulting firm he founded that employs a network of 40 licensed I-O psychologists. We start our conversation by learning about Jared's personal I-O journey and what he learned from the Hogans. We then discuss or…
 
Tom Cannon is the CEO of National Carts, a company that has been around for over 30 years. He talks about the process of creating a common vision when stepping into somebody else’s company, as well as the process of realizing that nothing about the culture was aligned with that future vision. He describes his investment in changing the culture, inc…
 
Mike Urick, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management and Operational Excellence and the Graduate Director of the Master of Science in Management program at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. In this episode I talk to Mike about his new book, A Manager's Guide to Using the F…
 
On today’s episode, I talk to Suneera Madhani, the founder and CEO of Stax by Fattmerchant. I met Suneera when she was going through Starter Studio, a tech accelerator in Orlando, FL, and when her team was preparing for incredible growth, she asked for my help to align her team. My purpose in life is to help teams increase their cohesion and effect…
 
Dr. Stephanie Lopez joins us to discuss everything SELF; self-improvement, self-awareness, self-accountability and most importantly, SELF-ACCEPTANCE. She shares her personal struggles with a never-ending desire for self-improvement - always trying to accomplish the next thing and never taking time to acknowledge and celebrate achievements along the…
 
Everyone who earns a PhD has a story to tell, but some stories are more interesting than others. Unfortunately, what makes a story interesting is hardship. Today's guest, Dr. Daniel Krantz, a freshly-minted PhD in I-O psych from the University of Akron, had to overcome more than his share of obstacles in the past few years. Along the way, he's lear…
 
Clemente Diaz is the Associate Director of College Now at Baruch College and an adjunct faculty member in I-O Psychology at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Clemente is also a member of Bridge Builders, a SIOP sub-committee dedicated to helping make connections to students and the larger community. In this episode, we talk about the Advocac…
 
Cultural translator, storyteller, and activist, Tayo Rockson, gets real with us about racism. He discusses the importance of seeing it as a whole and not simply looking at it through our own individual lens. Push outside your comfort zone as we talk about self-reflection, tone policing, and approaching differing opinions, the power of choice, and m…
 
Sevelyn Crosby is the author of a new children's book, My Mommy is an Organizational Psychologist and Amelia Do is part of the sales and marketing team for the book. In this episode we discuss why Sevelyn was inspired to write the book and the process of writing, illustrating, publishing, and marketing it. We also discuss the role of design thinkin…
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Stephanie Lopez about the first time she experienced The Human Element. She shares stories and examples with us about her journey of self-awareness. She describes the process of discovering that it was her own insecurity that would sometimes trigger behaviors she wanted to change, like being unknowingly passive-aggre…
 
On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. The investigation board looking into the matter found fault in NASA's organizational culture, especially how it handled decision-making and risk assessment. That's where today's guest, Dr. Laura Gallaher, enters the…
 
In our frustrating and never-ending quest to explain what I-O psychology is, we could always say, at least, "No, we don't do counseling." Today's guest is taking that away from us, too. Cynthia DeVita-Cochrane joins us from the frontier of I-O psychology as she shares her experience as a business resiliency counselor. Along the way, we learn why me…
 
Can I-O psych save the world? At least the world of work and organizations? My guests think so. Britt Gottschalk and Ethan Sprang of ReVise Consulting join us to talk about how COVID-19 will change the world of work and how I-O psych nerds can help. Check the episode page for a full transcript and links.…
 
David Copeland, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at UNLV. In this episode, he joins us to talk about his book, Success as a Psychology Major, which he co-wrote with Jeremy Ashton Houska. In addition to the book, we talk about the growing popularity of "Introduction to the Psychology Major" courses, which help psych majors explore speci…
 
What's it like to be Black in I-O psychology? When Shavonne Holman and Macy Cheeks graduated from Howard University—the country's most prestigious historically black university—and entered graduate programs in I-O psych, they weren't prepared for how alone and isolated they'd feel. Over dinner and drinks, they talked about forming a LinkedIn group …
 
I interview Dr. Tasha Eurich, a fellow organizational psychologist, best-selling author, and multiple TEDx speaker. Dr. Eurich’s research focuses on self-awareness, and what I love about her is how she takes her research and makes it pragmatic and accessible for those of you who want to understand yourselves better. We talk about some of the powerf…
 
In our final episode with Sherif al-Qallawi (Twitter, LinkedIn), Sherif reflects on his long and winding journey to I-O psych. We'll travel from pharmaceuticals to the United Nations, by way of a coin flip. Be sure to check out If Only I Had Known Back Then on the GIT SIOP blog and tell your psych instructor friends about www.teachiopsych.com. And …
 
I-O psychology is WEIRD: Most of our research is conducted with samples of Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic societies. How confident can we be that our evidence generalizes to non-WEIRD workplaces around the world? To gain some insight on that question, I asked our friend Sherif al-Qallawi (Twitter, LinkedIn) to talk about th…
 
Let's talk about qualitative research in IO psych. What is it? What kinds of research questions can you ask with it? What are the methods like? How can you get started? In this episode, I'm joined by Julia McMenamin (Twitter), Dr. Jennifer Pickett (Twitter), Dr. Deborah DiazGranados (Twitter), and Dr. Scott Davies (Twitter). Be sure to check out th…
 
Kyana Beckles, Founder and CEO of Leverage Assessments, Inc. based in New York City, discusses pre-employment testing processes for law enforcement. Kyana works with the NYPD and has a wealth of practical experience and insights on how IO can help address recent challenges with law enforcement. She also shares her perspective on the "Defund the Pol…
 
Hello, friends. Are you teaching a class this fall? Are you teaching it online or in some hybrid format? Then today's guest has some advice for you. Take a deep breath. It's going to be okay. Better than okay, even. Take a listen to Daniel Maday. He has some good advice for you. Oh, and be sure to check out this episode's page for a transcript and …
 
Everyone is speculating about how COVID-19 has changed work, but in this episode, I speak to a man who has more than an opinion: he has data. Dr. Alexander Schwall, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Rhabit Analytics, joins me to discuss what's changed for employees--and what hasn't--since COVID-19. Are employees more or less concerned about pay? Wo…
 
Gudela Grote is a past president of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) and the current president of the Alliance for Organizational Psychology (AOP). In this episode, we talk about the mission of the AOP and the importance of global collaboration among work and organizational psychologists and practitioners. Visi…
 
What's more grueling, writing a dissertation or running for President? What the are KSAs for a national political candidate? How is campaigning for a third party like teaching and consulting? How is managing a political campaign different from managing a company? In this episode, I talk to Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party candidate for Presi…
 
On this episode, Kayla Wonisch and I talk about the history of the United States and how racism has become part of the subconscious of The United States. When we, as humans, can combine psychology, human behavior, and history we can better understand how systemic racism has come to be. Understanding why frees us up to have the conversations that ma…
 
Lisa Kath used to be a chemist. Now she's an IO psychologist. What the hell happened? In this episode, I talk to Lisa about her career transition, how she found out about IO psych to begin with, and what she misses about chemistry. Follow Lisa on Twitter. (Pssst...she's also the ringmaster behind I-O Psych Memes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.…
 
Well, folks, this COVID-19 business is messing up a lot of plans, including Chrissy Mackey's dissertation research plan! In this episode, Chrissy joins me to talk about how she's pivoted so she can move forward with her original research on the use of Dungeons and Dragons for leadership development. I've never played D&D, so I asked Chrissy to walk…
 
Katrina Burch, an Assistant Professor of IO Psych at Western Kentucky University, joins us to talk about the open road. Or subway. Or whatever. Is commuting a transition or a life domain in its own right? How does work spill over into the commute? Why is it so hard to get good commuting data? What about people who really enjoy their long commutes? …
 
Stefanie Mockler joins the show to talk about her work coaching leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about information and decision overload, isolation, communication, and how our send of professionalism may be changing. Connect with Stefanie on LinkedIn Read Stefanie's article, Playbook For Leaders: Checking in on Employees, Maintaining P…
 
In this episode, I meet Dr. Juliet Aiken, winner of this year's Distinguished Early Career Contributions-Practice Award from SIOP. Juliet is also the founder and program director of the Master's program in IO at the University of Maryland. I talk to Juliet about how we can reach outside of our usual areas of practice to help in the wake of COVID-19…
 
Tonight I'm joined by Sara Perry, Assistant Professor of Management at Baylor University, to talk about the great and terrible experiment in remote work that many American workers are now experiencing. What, if anything, does the research have to tell us about implementing remote work programs under conditions like these? What can we learn from exp…
 
Let's meet Aaron Halliday, IO psychologist and data scientist. How did he end up in both worlds? What can IO psych offer data science and vice versa? How can an IO psych nerd go about learning more about all this stuff? You can connect with Aaron on LinkedIn and learn more about his startup, Trust Included. To see the complete list of links from th…
 
Listener Lindsey Lane asks, "...for a long time I have heard of people combining consulting and academia into one career (i.e., professors that consult on the side). Does this really happen?" Yes, L3, after a long day of teachin', researchin', publishin', and committee chairin', some profs unwind by pouring themselves a tall, frosty glass of consul…
 
In this episode, I coach "Jeff" (not his real name) who is struggling with a career decision. He's finishing up a Master's in IO Psych and an MBA and he can't decide whether to pursue a PhD or jump right into the workforce. This isn't scripted or rehearsed--we're really talking for the first time on the air. I make some mistakes, but I wanted to sh…
 
Where do researchers get ideas for new studies? How do multiple co-authors work together on a single paper? How should we deal with rejection? In this episode, Mindy Shoss, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a paper she recently published along with Bradley Brummel, Tahira Probst…
 
Do you like Department 12 but wish it was, you know, a little less boring? Then check out The I/O Soapbox, a YouTube video series that talks about I/O stuff in entertaining and clever ways. (You know, if you're into that sort of thing.) Can gathering the predictions of other researchers, policy-makers, and ordinary people improve social science res…
 
A warm welcome to Stefanie Mockler, a doctoral candidate at DePaul University. Stefanie is a leadership consultant, executive coach, and Head of Insights at Vantage Leadership Consulting. She's also the founder and owner at The Female Leader's Edge, where she coaches women leaders to overcome organizational barriers and reach their goals. What is c…
 
James Hughes is a busy man. In this past few weeks, he's moved, started a podcast, and began his doctoral program at the University of Connecticut. He's also teaching his first class tomorrow. And did I mention he's the co-founder of AGL & Associates, a consulting firm that helps startups optimize their business models? And he still found time to t…
 
Looking for something? Some journal articles, maybe? A pre-print or two? Don't be shy. Come closer. I'll hook you up. Let's start by checking in with your alma mater. They've gotten enough of your money and blood. The least they can do is offer alumni access to their academic databases. If they turn you away, see if you can get a library membership…
 
What's the danger of going down too many rabbit holes during a lit review? How do you keep going when you want to quit? In this second episode of a two-part series, newly-minted PhD Naz Tadjbakhsh talks about her dissertation journey. (My apologies for the sound quality and abrupt ending on this one. I promise you, I was more polite to Naz than thi…
 
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