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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business’s distinguished faculty members regularly provide thought leadership through various media outlets. They share research insights and commentary on business news.

  • Discussion: Is Fast Fashion Sustainable?

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2017


    WHAT: The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host a discussion, “Is Fast Fashion Sustainable?,”


  • The “Messy Middle:” Making Sense of the Gender Pay Gap

    An op-ed by Cathy Tinsley, professor of management, academic director of the Executive Masters in Leadership Program, and director of the Georgetown Women’s Leadership Institute: “Tax Day is yet another reminder of the persistent and pervasive gender pay gap, the corrosive effect it has on women’s lifetime earnings and therefore, on their retirement security. Sadly, according to the Certified Equality Professional Institute, on average women have 50 percent smaller account balances in their retirement plans than men.”


  • How United Could Have Avoided a PR Mess: Check Its Own Schedule

    Rob Britton, an aviation consultant and adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said when airline employees fly on other carriers, it’s almost always on “standby,” meaning only if there are seats available after everyone else boards. On a Sunday night, Britton said, it’s entirely possible there were no other seats to buy. “If seats are available, employees of other airlines are boarded after those of the airline operating the flight,” Britton said. “It’s a challenging process, and because flights are more full today than in the past, it’s happening regularly.”


  • Health Care: Mission Failed

    Trump stated to Business Insider that negotiations are “give-and-take. But it’s gotta be mostly take. Because you can’t give. You gotta mostly take.” According to Georgetown professor Christine Porath “It may be very appropriate for Trump or any other leader to use that style of negotiation, if the issue’s very important to us or if he’s up against someone with that style, because you don’t want to get steamrolled,” she said, but “Typically, if there’s a pattern of that style, people will not want to work with you. You’re losing out on the relationship or the long-term gain of being able to collaborate with a person, group, or country.”


  • Georgetown Prof Asks: Are You An Uncivil Leader?

    A little over two decades ago, something happened that would send Christine Porath down a specific path. Her father, who to that point had always been healthy, suffered a “heart attack scare.” Porath, a management professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, details the account in the second chapter of her book, Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.


  • The High Cost of Incivility at Work

    A culture of civility helps employees feel safer, happier and better, said Georgetown University management professor Christine Porath. She incorporated results of her research and personal experiences in a new book, Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.


  • A Loss of Civility Can Affect a Company’s Bottom Line

    The consequences of incivility in the workplace go straight to the bottom line of the company. Christine Porath, author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace, has surveyed more than 20,000 people over a 10-year period. She says the effects of rudeness spread like a virus, and the ability to take feedback or work collaboratively close down.


  • No, Equal Rights for Women Aren’t in the Constitution. Could Rep. Speier Change That?

    A big part of the challenge is organizing. Having already brought millions of women together, the Women's March provides an opportunity. On International Women's Day, its leaders organized boycotts, even forcing the closure of a few school districts to protest President Trump's policies. Yet critics say it was a lost opportunity. “If you’re going to do a power move, you have to couple that with a clear demand," said Catherine Tinsley, an expert in gender leadership at Georgetown University.


  • Management Experts Break Down Trump's Leadership Style During His First 100 Days as President

    Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and co-author of "The Cost of Bad Behavior," told Business Insider that such a tactic can only go so far. She said that managers must often take an assertive stance in negotiations, but a pattern of antagonism can wear thin.


  • Catherine Tinsley on Leadership in Action

    Catherine Tinsley, the Raffini Family Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and academic director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute, talks about a new study presented at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos on boosting employee confidence, as well as some of her other research.