Why capable people are reluctant to lead

Thursday, December 17, 2020

All too often, promising employees fail to step up when leadership opportunities arise. What is it that holds so many people back? The authors describe new research that sheds light on three of the most common perceived risks that are associated with leadership: the risk to your interpersonal relationships, the risk to your image, and the risk of being blamed for failure.

Get a grip: The science of a handshake

Thursday, December 17, 2020

University of Iowa professor Greg Stewart and Body Language Institute’s Janine Driver share handshake tips and first impression do’s and don’ts that can make or break an interview.

Inside the 'bossless' office, where the team takes charge

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The hierarchical hassles of the modern workplace are starting to fade, with a cultural move toward flat or "bossless" offices. 

Experience is useless for predicting a new hire's performance

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It sounds totally outlandish, but that's exactly what a massive new review of 81 studies found. Simply checking for past experience will tell you next to nothing about how a candidate will perform at your company, study co-author Chad Van Iddekinge says. Read more in Inc.

Goodbye handshake: How do we replace the ancient greeting if coronavirus keeps us from touching?

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With the coronavirus pandemic making human touch a potentially lethal act since the virus can be transmitted with skin contact, handshaking has suddenly become socially unacceptable. Tippie Professor Greg Stewart weighs in on whether it will come back or not in USA Today.

Make your side hustle work

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

We live in the era of the side hustle. Nearly 44 million U.S. workers are currently running a variety of side hustles ranging from driving for ride-sharing companies, renting out their houses, or selling handcrafts online. But how can you manage a side hustle in a way that brings maximum benefits without affecting your full-time job?

The Gazette: A conversation with UI assistant professor Beth Livingston

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

University of Iowa Tippie College of Business assistant professor Beth Livingston has spent 15 years studying spousal/partner negotiation, and she’s a frequent human resources consultant for local businesses. Her background makes her uniquely qualified to offer advice for individuals and companies navigating the new—and sometimes tough—work arrangements created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building authenticity and connection among diverse members of your workforce

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Calls for societal change from people of color around the country have created ripple effects in workplaces big and small. The Black Lives Matter movement in particular has provided new impetus for managers to invigorate positive connections with employees who come from different racial and cultural backgrounds and may be experiencing hurt and loss in ways that require special support.

Has the revival of consulting practices at the Big 4 impacted their audit quality?

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Big 4 acquisitions of consulting firms can sometimes improve, but also decrease the quality of their financial statement audits, according to a study forthcoming in Accounting, Organizations and Society co-authored by Tippie's Dain Donelson. 

The Gazette: Loneliness leads to 'unplanned,' 'impulsive' shopping habits, UI researcher finds

Monday, November 30, 2020

As many people lacking social contact during coronavirus begin the holiday shopping season, that loneliness could make a difference in their shopping habits. The more “socially deprived” someone is, the more likely the person is to buy more things, according to research from Jing “Alice” Wang, a marketing professor at the University of Iowa.