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How self-reflection energizes leaders

Squeezing the Orange of Social Science podcast hosts Professor Dan Cable and comedian Akin Omobitan are joined by author and leadership mentor Terence Mauri. Together, the trio squeeze a research paper by Martin L. Schaffel Professor Klodiana Lanaj, W.A. McGriff, III Professor Amir Erez and Trevor Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business that scientifically finds measurable methods by which leaders can better harness their energy and be more influential at work. Listen in on

Warrington management department ranked No. 4 in research productivity per capita

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 4 for research productivity per capita in the 2019 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. “I am really proud of our department’s prolific work,” said Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, Department of Management Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center. “Compared to our peers, we are a rather small department, but we have world-class productivity.”

Warrington management professor named among 30 thinkers to watch

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Klodiana Lanaj, Martin L. Schaffel Professor in the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Department of Management, was named among a list of 30 worldwide thinkers to watch in the coming year as a member of Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020. Thinkers50 Radar is produced annually and features the top 30 emerging management and business thinkers whose ideas are likely to make lasting contributions to how organizations are managed and led. Thinkers50 Radar brings an

UF Warrington management department highlights new research at co-hosted conference with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In early summer 2019, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Department of Management worked with faculty from one of China’s most prestigious universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to co-organize a workshop highlighting recent research advancements in the management field. The workshop, titled Advancements in Organization and Management Research, was hosted at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management over two days this May. More than fifty scholars from across China joined Warrington

Leadership SOS: First-ever study finds that leaders are in worse mood after helping employees with personal issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s not uncommon for employees to send an SOS signal to their leaders when they need help, regardless of whether it’s related to an in-office problem or one of personal nature. In fact, some researchers estimate that leaders spend an average of 2.5 hours per week helping employees with personal problems like marital issues, challenging children and employee depression. Spending all of that time helping employees with personal problems can cause leaders to send out a distress

Warrington management professor receives award for distinguished early career contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Klodiana Lanaj, Martin L. Schaffel Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Science Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The Distinguished Early Career Contributions Science Award is given to “an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the science of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology within seven years of receiving a Ph.D. degree.” “It

Leaders: Looking for more energy at work? Try writing about yourself

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  For those in leadership roles, reaching for a sugary soda or double-shot of espresso might be how they attempt to increase their waning energy each day at work. However, new research from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida suggests that there is an easier and healthier alternative to helping leaders stay energetic and engaged at work – writing down what they think makes them a good leader. With the significant demands and responsibilities

Agree to Disagree: Why Teams Perform Better with Divergent Perspectives

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate into success for certain types of teams who are tackling complex problems, according to researchers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, and Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College

Warrington Management Department ranked No. 1 in research productivity per capita

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Management Department at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 1 for research productivity per capita in the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. Warrington’s Management Department was the top-ranked group for its production of research per capita in 2016 out of 95 public and private universities, including the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University and Duke University. Texas A&M and the University of Georgia’s rankings are

Practicing social mindfulness improves service employees’ well-being

Think back to your last experience with a customer service representative. Was your representative pleasant, helpful and able to solve your problem efficiently? If this was your experience, your customer service representative might have practiced social mindfulness and attempted to take on your perspective as a customer when solving your problem. New research from Warrington College of Business Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center Mo Wang, Associate Professor Klodiana Lanaj and PhD Candidate Yifan