Tippie expert: spark dialogues, not debates this holiday season

Monday, December 20, 2021

Relationship expert Michele Williams is urging families to start having conversations about your get-togethers now to avoid in-fighting over the holidays. She says the key is to make sure those discussions are dialogues—not debates.

Tippie expert explains how to keep conversations civil this holiday season

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The holiday season is just around the corner, but there is worry divisive topics may ruin family gatherings.

A 2018 poll from the Associated Press and NORC showed that 9 percent of family gatherings were ruined by disagreements over politics. Topics like politics and religion have always been tough dinner table topics, but University of Iowa’s Dr. Michelle Williams says there is a new hot button this year: COVID-19 vaccines.

Tippie expert discusses how to handle vaccination talk during the holidays

Thursday, November 11, 2021

It’s long been said you should never discuss religion or politics in polite company, but a third topic is being added to the list this holiday season: vaccinations. Many Iowans are planning their first big family meals in a few years, and University of Iowa professor and psychologist Michele Williams says if you’re concerned some family members may endanger others, you’ll need to speak up.

There's value in going to the office, but some people love working from home

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Michele Williams of the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business joins Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio to talk about the future of the office, why the office matters, how employees can negotiate working from home after the pandemic, and how managers have been trying to foster a virtual company culture.

Tippie's Michele Williams talks about why there's an increase in Americans quitting their jobs

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

As days pass, U.S. citizens are learning new ways to adapt to the constantly changing economy. The most recent change is the number of laborers available in the workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the amount of Americans quitting their jobs increased in August by 4.3 million.

Dr. Michele Williams, an Assistant Professor of Management in Entrepreneurship at the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa and has done research on the matter and believes it boils down to people revaluating their work-life balance.

How to rebuild trust in your relationships

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Since trust is fundamental to relationships, trying to restore the feeling once it's lost might seem impossible. But if you're the offender in a breakdown of trust, know that all hope might not be lost.

Hear from Tippie's Michele Williams and other trust and relationship experts in this CNN article.

Celebrating Women Virtually: programming provided to empower for International Women’s Day and Month

Monday, March 8, 2021

University of Iowa organizations and institutions are providing programming that focuses on leadership and self-preservation throughout March in celebration of International Women’s Day and Month.

The overlooked key to leading through chaos

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ask executives to list traits of great leaders and they will probably name vision, honesty, or the ability to execute change. Rarely mentioned is one critical capability that leaders need most in turbulent times: sensemaking, the ability to create and update maps of a complex environment in order to act more effectively in it.

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business creates new DEI position

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

As a part of its action plan and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative, the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business created a new faculty fellow position and named Michele Williams as the first person to take on the role.

Tippie promotes Williams and Rivera to DEI positions

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Tippie College of Business has created two new positions to help the college meet key strategic goals around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).