Event to explore impact of results-driven leadership on employees

A leader’s mindset and the influence it has on the mentality and behaviours of employees will be explored in an upcoming talk. On Friday, Dec. 2, scholar Christian Resick will share his recent research on the potential negative effect of leaders driven by financial results.

The Associate Professor of Management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business proposed that leaders focused on bottom-line results may risk enabling unethical behaviours amongst employees in their pursuit of achieving financial results above all else. The study also examines how a common vision can increase the likelihood of this leadership mindset leading to unethical actions.

Resick will present his research at this week’s Goodman School of Business Luncheon Speaker Series event in a talk titled, “When focus and vision become a nightmare: Bottom-line mentality climate, shared vision, and unit unethical conduct.”

Resick’s research primarily centres around leadership. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and also sits on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Applied Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Relations, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

The Goodman speaker series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues.

The event will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chamber. Goodman faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Members of the Brock community interested in attending can email Crystal Li at sli3@brocku.ca to reserve a seat.

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