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Management Faculty in the News

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.

  • Americans Are So Stressed They Don't Even Realize They're Being Rude to Their Coworkers

    According to Christine Porath, Ph.D., a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, that's likely because they're so stressed and overwhelmed that they don't have the mental bandwidth to consider other people's hurt feelings.


  • Rudeness Is On The Rise In The Workplace, And It Can Be Costly

    Christine Porath has raised the issue of incivility in the workplace in an opinion piece titled “No Time To Be Nice At Work” which appeared in last week’s The New York TimesSunday Review. Over the past twenty years Porath has been instrumental in raising the issue of the negative effects incivility has on workers, the workplace, and companies. Unfortunately, despite efforts by her and others, incivility in the workplace has grown rather than declined.


  • Is It Time for a "She for He" Campaign?

    In an op-ed, Professor of Management Catherine Tinsley advocates for looser social roles in parenting, including increased paternity leave.


  • Pope Francis Wants to Change the Way You Think About Climate Change

    In an op-ed, Professor of Management Robert Bies discusses how the encyclical, Laudato Si, reveals the character of Pope Francis.


  • Is Your Boss Mean?

    In an op-ed, Associate Professor of Management Christine Porath discusses the negative impact of incivility in the workplace and the importance of politeness, respect, and sensitivity using her nearly 20 years of research on the topic.


  • Stop Saying Women Are Bad at Negotiating Salaries

    In April, Reddit Chief Executive Officer Ellen Pao made the highly talked-about move of banning salary negotiations… Not everyone agrees. "I'm skeptical this is going to be the panacea for closing the gender wage gap," says Catherine Tinsley, a management professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Tinsley has studied the gender pay gap, led seminars for the World Bank and Rolls-Royce, and conducted research on women and confidence. She has long advocated for women in business, but she doesn't think cutting out negotiations will fix the wage gap. Bloomberg talked to Tinsley about why she's skeptical, and what can be done to ensure that women are paid fairly.


  • This Former FBI Negotiator Thinks Fat People Are Being Held Hostage By Food

    Chris Voss is one of the most famous FBI negotiators in recent history, but not because of his career in law enforcement. Voss, now an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, uses his 24 years of experience negotiating in hostage situations to help people get what they want out of more every day situations.


  • Tupperware's CEO on Why His Company is Joining UN HeForShe to Fight for Gender Equality

    Heading up the research is Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and executive director of the school’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. “There’s no doubt that people believe in the importance of gender diversity and companies are trying, really throwing money at it,” Tinsley says. “Yet, change still comes in trickles.”


  • Why Businesses Have a Hard Time Fixing What's Broken

    Reinvention always meets resistance. From pivots to process changes, it's tough to have a perfectly smooth transition. In a New York Times article titled "Why You Hate Work," Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath explore why most people hate their jobs. Through surveys partnered with Harvard Business Review and reports by Gallup, they discovered what employees truly desire in the workplace.