Stop making excuses for toxic bosses

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


If you’ve ever worked for a toxic boss, you know how damaging it can be. So should you forgive a manager who tries to make amends for their bad behavior?

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.

When your boss is making nice, they might be faking nice

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Your boss yelled at you in a staff meeting, embarrassing you in front of your co-workers before later apologizing to make nice.

But a new study from the University of Iowa suggests your boss’ apology might be more about faking nice than making nice.

The future of work

Friday, April 10, 2020

On this edition of Iowa Public Radio's River to River, Ben Kieffer is joined by Michele Williams and Daniel Newton from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business to discuss our new work-from-home world and how work might change in a post-pandemic world.

Out of this world tips for working in isolation

Thursday, April 2, 2020

For about five years, Daniel Newton has been studying how astronauts work in isolation aboard the International Space Station. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Iowa professor realized his research was becoming more relevant to him and those he knows.