Researchers

Sissela Bok - Swedish-born, Swiss-, French-, and American-educated philosopher, authored books on lying and secrecy

Jay Hull and Alan Levy - Duke University researchers who proposed a model for defining the processes of cognitive organization and coding of information they found were important in self-awareness

David Collinson - Lancaster University Management School, coined the metaphor “Prozac leadership”

John Baldoni - communications and leadership consultant who has worked for companies such as Ford, Kellogg, and Pfizer, author of Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders

Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner - developers of the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), a 360-degree questionnaire for assessing leadership behavior, authors of The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel – authors of Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It, about how leaders react to ethical dilemmas often emotionally and impulsively

Bernard Bass - acclaimed researcher who integrated leadership theory and application from social, political, and behavioral sciences

Simon Sinek - author, motivational speaker, and unshakeable optimist, writes and speaks about inspiring people to find fulfillment in their work

The GLOBE Project - Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Project, led by scholars such as Ali Dastmalchian, Mansour Javidan, Peter Dorfman, and founding member Robert House, study culture, leadership, and organizational practices and how they interact

Mark Scullard – senior director of product innovation at Wiley providing learning experiences and training on social and emotional skills

William von Hippel - professor of psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia, researching evolutionary psychology

Robert Trivers - anthropology professor at Rutgers University specializing in social evolution, conflict, and cooperation

John Sosik - researcher on charismatic leadership from Pennsylvania State University

Eric Hammersen - history professor at Texas Tech University and former Dean of the College of Strategic Intelligence at the National Intelligence University (NIU)

Leon Festinger - professor of psychology who earned his doctorate in 1942, researched motivation, performance, and the effect of group standards and atmospheres on one’s level of aspiration

Hazel Markus - professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, worked under grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health, among others, contributed to the field of psychology starting in the 1970s

Jay Conger - researches leadership, executive derailment, and how organizations can effectively develop a new generation of leaders, released a study about action learning and 360-degree multi-rater feedback

Ginka Toegel - research interest include multi-source feedback, processing negative emotion, and the study of management and psychology, released a study about action learning and 360-degree multi-rater feedback

Alex Worsnip - philosophy professor at the University of North Carolina, wrote an article in which he discussed the moral judgements people make when faced with an ethical dilemma

Leanne Atwater - researches leadership topics and has served as principal investigator for a longitudinal study of leadership funded by the US Army Research Institute, she has consulted for various US government and military organizations

Francis Yammarino - researches superior-subordinate relationships and how leader-member relationships affect employee outcomes, and has published books and leadership articles, he has also served as an editor for a leadership journal, he has consulted for various US government and military organizations

J.W. Pienaar – South African researcher, along with Petrus Nel, conducted an extensive literature review of the importance of blind spots as a cause of leader derailment

Petrus Nel - South African researcher, along with J.W. Pienaar, conducted an extensive literature review of the importance of blind spots as a cause of leader derailment

Anthony Greenwald – coined the term “beneffactance” published in The American Psychologist in 1980

Erich Dierdorff – along with David Fisher and Robert Rubin, wrote an article in the Journal of Management titled “The Power of Percipience: Consequences of Self-Awareness in Teams on Team-Level Functioning and Performance”

Anthony Pratkanis - University of California, Santa Cruz, experimental social psychologist who studies social influence and persuasion, identified ways to mitigate groupthink pressures through structured techniques

Marlene Turner - San Jose State University, identified ways to mitigate groupthink pressures through structured techniques

Alisher Faizullaev - wrote an article in the journal, Diplomacy and Statecraft, describing the strong attachment diplomats have with their state

Sydney Finkelstein - author of Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn From Their Mistakes, explained how leaders can create their own reality

Robin Hinkle -researcher who used a quantitative survey followed by a qualitative set of interviews with students in leadership courses to examine the value of self-awareness on managerial capabilities and effectiveness

Russell Craig, Tony Mortensen, and Shefali Iyer - case study of Ramalinga Raju, Chair of Satyam, a multinational Indian company, to uncover written indicators of deception

Timothy Levine – communications professor, revealed the Truth-Default Theory (TDT)

Delroy Paulhaus and Kevin Williams - studied the differences in individuals of the constructs of their personalities of what they called the Dark Triad: Machiavellianism, subclinical narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy

Kaylene Williams, Edward Hernandez, Alfred Petrosky, and Robert Page - explained in their article, The Business of Lying, that people will lie based on what they believe they will gain from their deception

Alfred Mele - professor of philosophy, author of Self-Deception Unmasked about the different levels of consciousness and where deception lies

Herbert Fingarette - philosopher and author

Richard Place – history professor, studied Louis XIV of France and his complacency in a war in 1688.

Debra Dean – co-author of a soon to be published qualitative study on the theory of unconscious response explaining the natural autonomous actions of individuals that ensures the survival of the unique identity of each and every individual

Elizabeth Diane – co-author of a soon to be published qualitative study on the theory of unconscious response explaining the natural autonomous actions of individuals that ensures the survival of the unique identity of each and every individual

James Shepperd - University of Florida experimental social psychologist, together with Wendi Malone and Kate Sweeny research how peoples’ expectations, attitudes, and response to bad news affect both their mental and physical health

Wendi Malone - University of Florida social psychologist, together with James Shepperd and Kate Sweeny research how peoples’ expectations, attitudes, and response to bad news affect both their mental and physical health

Kate Sweeny - University of Florida researcher who received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for research on bad news communication

Leanne Atwater – co-author of article on the characteristics of over-estimators and under-estimators in Organizational Dynamics, concentrated on leadership self-awareness

Francis Yammarino - co-author of article on the characteristics of over-estimators and under-estimators in Organizational Dynamics, focused on how superior-subordinate relationships affect employee outcomes

Denise Cummins – philosophy professor who ran two experiments looking at how cheater detection was influenced by dominance theory