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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.

  • 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.


  • Defusing Heated Political Debates in the Federal Workplace

    "Given the volatile nature of these conversations, I decided to seek some practical help from an expert on the topic of civility in the workplace – Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and author of a recently published book titled “Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.”


  • Prevent the Incivility of the Election from Infiltrating the Workplace

    An op-ed by Chris Porath, associate professor of management: The political fracture currently felt in our country is also evident in the workplace. In a poll of over 250 people that I conducted this week, the vast majority report that they are still reeling from a divisive election.


  • Exactly What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed At Work

    In the U.S., even though the law has been in place for over 50 years, harassment persists, says Catherine Tinsley, PhD, because “men have more social status.” Tinsley, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says that such sexual advances are a power play and a way to put a woman who is being particularly “uppity” in her place.


  • How Managers can Become Trustworthy Leaders

    Christopher Long is the Assistant Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He’s an expert in the areas of leadership, organizational design, and organizational change and consults multi-national corporations on issues related to these areas. In this interview with the MBA Crystal Ball team, he shares his views on leadership and organizational control. He also discusses how leaders can promote organizational fairness and foster trust.


  • Why a Toxic Workplace is Now a Much Bigger Liability for Companies

    Research has shown that consumers don't need to experience bad treatment themselves to think twice about buying from a company. Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, found in lab experiments that when customers witness uncivil behavior between two employees, "not only do they think badly of those employees, but they generalize really dramatically to the organization and the brand," she said. Just 20 percent of participants in her study said they would do business with the firm again, she found. "They're very unforgiving with respect to this."