Management

With a specialization in principled leadership, the Management Area develops today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders: globally oriented, ethically minded individuals who will use their diverse gifts to address complex global challenges.

Leadership is the management area’s strategic theme. This construct binds us all together and informs our research and teaching efforts. Our strategic theme provides foundational support for a core identity of the McDonough School of Business: principled leadership.

The Management Area faculty include renowned scholars who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience.

The management faculty conduct research on leadership, organizational behavior, and change management.

News from Management Faculty

How to Make More of Your Meetings and More Tips For Store Owners

February 16th, 2021

If your staff tends to be rather taciturn when it comes to greeting customers or even each other, Christine Porath, a management prof at Georgetown University, suggests adopting the 10-5 rule: if someone is within 10 feet of a customer or another employee, acknowledge the person, make eye contact and smile; if you’re within 5 feet, say hello. It’s an idea she witnessed at a healthcare company, which soon after adopting the rule found improvements in referral rates, patient satisfaction scores, and overall effectiveness. “It makes people feel respected, valued and that they belong,” she says in her book Mastering Civility: A Manifesto For The Workplace.