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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.

  • Sports Authority Accelerates Store Closings Amid Bankruptcy

    The upset isn't just economic, said Robert Bies, a professor of management at Georgetown University, who studies bad news in the workplace. “They have to tell their families. Losing a job isn't just an economic issue. It’s an identity issue,” Mr. Bies said.

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  • How Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Respond To Dallas Shootings And What It Means

    An op-ed by Robert J. Bies, professor of management: With a presidential election just four months away — and the country in turmoil over the recent tragedies in Dallas, Minnesota and Baton Rouge — I’ve been watching our leaders with interest. My colleagues and I have been looking closely at leadership styles, in particular the abrasive and sometimes cruel techniques of managers like Steve Jobs, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump.

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  • Women & Girls in Sports: When Will We Accept the New Normal?

    An op-ed by Catherine Tinsley, professor of management and director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute: When the world celebrates the summer Olympics in Rio next month, 4,700 female athletes — or 45 percent of competitors — are expected to participate. The trajectory of female participation is impressive: from 13 percent in 1964 to 23 percent in 1984 to a whopping 44 percent in the last Olympic games.

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  • Principled Leadership and the Metro Turn Around

    A contributed article by Michael McDermott, professor of the practice in management: Combating fatalities, mechanical breakdowns, and electrical fires, as well as a loss in ridership, the new general manager of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has a daunting task ahead of him. How can he turn around a system in decline?

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  • How to Succeed at Work When Your Boss Doesn’t Respect You

    A contributed article by Christine Porath, associate professor of management: In a study of 20,000 people across industries and organizations I’ve found that the number one thing that people want from leaders is respect. It trumped recognition and appreciation, communicating an inspiring vision, providing useful feedback — even opportunities for learning, growth, and development.

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  • On Metro's New GM, Paul Wiedefeld; What Qualities Make a Good Leader?

    Robert Bies, professor of management, discussed the qualities of a good leader on WJLA’s “Good Morning Washington.”

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  • Efforts to Get More Women on Public Company Boards Slow Going

    Yet, “There’s still a real dearth of women on corporate boards,” said Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and faculty director of the university’s Women’s Leadership Institute. In a study she co-authored that examined more than 3,000 U.S.-based public firms, Ms. Tinsley found some companies tend to “gender-match” when they recruit new board members. “I found the biggest predictor of putting a woman on boards is if another woman just left,” she said.

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  • ‘Near Misses’ Hold Valuable Lessons

    That means that airlines are missing opportunities to learn, according to research by Peter Madsen, an associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; Robin Dillon-Merrill, a professor of operations and information management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C.; and Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management, also at the McDonough School.

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  • On the Money!

    A contributed article by Catherine Tinsley, faculty director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute: Congratulations to the U.S. Treasury Department for its recent decision to put a woman on money. Harriet Tubman is set to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by 2020. Naturally, there is poetic justice in replacing a slave holder with a woman who fought so tirelessly for emancipation. Yet, there are two other reasons why the face of a woman on U.S. currency notes is so healthy for American culture and why this current decision does not go far enough.

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