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The Power Pod

Conversations about power and leadership co-hosted by three experts in the science and practice of management: Professors Heidi Brooks, Julia DiBenigno, and Michael Kraus of Yale School of Management

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The Competence Downshift with Professor Cydney Dupree

In the fourth episode of the power pod Professor Cydney Dupree discusses the competence downshift, a well intentioned but ultimately patronizing behavioral strategy among White liberals to appear less competent around Black interaction partners. To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode written and performed by Hey Rogue go here. The episode features insights summarized in this article: Dupree, C. H., & Fiske, S. T. (in press). Self-presentation in interracial settings: The competence downshift by White liberals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

19mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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A Conversation About Feedback With Kelley McKee

In this conversation, MBA student Kelley McKee joins the power pod to discuss the pitfalls and promise of delivering feedback, a time when she received feedback that motivated her, and her view that feedback is relational.  To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode written and performed by Hey Rogue go here. The episode features insights summarized in this article (and another that is forthcoming): Larson Jr, J. R. (1989). The dynamic interplay between employees' feedback-seeking strategies and supervisors' delivery of performance feedback. Academy of Management Review, 14(3), 408-422.

10mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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A Conversation on Values with Professor Amy Wrzesniewski

In this conversation, Julia chats with and Amy Wrzesniewski, the Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management, about her Wall Street Journal Oped "Promises aren't enough: Business schools need to do a better job of teaching students values" and her impressions of the role of values in leadership and work. The conversation covers the challenges that many business schools have faced in their approaches to teaching ethics along with the approach taken at our home institution at Yale.  To learn more about Professor Wrzesniewski's work go here: https://som.yale.edu/faculty/amy-wrzesniewski To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode, written and performed by Hey Rogue, go here.

30mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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A Conversation on Religion, Identity, and Belonging with Dr. Mikey Pasek

On this #powerpod episode we are joined by Dr. Mikey Pasek of the New School for Social Research. Dr. Pasek studies religious identity and the relationships between religious threat and belonging. Dr. Pasek's work on this topic can be found here:  The paper detailing the success of the initiative can be found here. To read about hate crimes based on religious identity go here. News coverage of Rep. Stephanie Borowicz’s (R) opening prayer at the Pennsylvania State House can be found here.  Read more about Dr. Pasek and his research here. To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode written and performed by Hey Rogue go here.

18mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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A Conversation on Closing Achievement Gaps with Neil Lewis Jr.

On this #powerpod episode we are joined by Professor Neil Lewis Jr., Assistant Professor of Communications and Psychology at Cornell University. Professor Lewis Jr. is one of the researchers responsible for developing the Preparation Initiative, a learning community at the University of Michigan, with the broad goal of helping students whose backgrounds put them at a disadvantage relative to their peers to achieve academic success. The paper detailing the success of the initiative can be found here. The paper is part of a special issue at the journal, Perspectives on Psychological Science about "How Can Psychological Science Contribute to a Healthier, Happier, and More Sustainable World?" (see: here). Read more about Neil Lewis Jr. and his research here. To hear more of the song "Cheer up Daniel" from the episode written and performed by Hey Rogue go here.

20mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #5