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Negotiations are how we craft and shape our lives. It is a step we can take to start a process to make our lives, both personal and professional, look how we want it to. Whether you are working to balance the diverse needs of your team members or simply advocate for yourself. You are probably already negotiating more than you think!


The who, what and how of leadership spend their lives crafting. Who can be a leader? Who is seen as a leader? What is leadership? How do I lead? Others vs. myself? These questions are not only to be answered once, but also to be reflected on frequently - even everyday!


Diversity brings challenges and with it, the opportunity to always learn something new. This means, stay curious! Ask questions - especially, when you are not sure. Every encounter is an opportunity for your personal and professional development. With this orientation, we have the chance to be more aware and inclusive in your work environment.


Badawy, R. L., Gazdag, B. A., Brouer, R. L., & Treadway, D. C. (2019). Defining Employee Realities: Lessons from Identity Theory on How Leaders Influence Employee Fit Perceptions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(2), 86-98.

Gazdag, B. A.*, Haude, M.*, Muethel, M. & Hoegl, M. (2019). I don’t want to trust you, but I do: On the relationship between trust intent, trusting behavior, and time pressure. Journal of Business & Psychology, 34(5), 731–743. *Shared first authorship

Badawy, R. L., Gazdag, B. A., Bentley, J. R., & Brouer, R. L. (2018). Are all impostors created equal? Exploring gender differences in the impostor phenomenon-performance link. Personality and Individual Differences, 131, 156-163. *
*Received media attention from Süddeutsche Zeitung, British Psychological Society, Vice, MDR Aktuell

Breland, J. W., Seitz, S. R., Treadway, D. C., Lovelace, K. J., & Gazdag, B. A. (2017). The effect of applicant political skill on the race dissimilarity‐recruiter recommendations relationship. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(3), 350-365.

Knipfer, K., Shaughnessy, B. A., Schmid, E., & Hentschel, T. (2017). Unlocking women’s leadership potential: A curricular example for developing female leaders in academia. Journal of Management Education, 41(2), 272-302.

Shaughnessy, B. A., Treadway, D. C., Breland, J. W. & Perrewé, P. L. (2017). Informal Leadership Status and Individual Performance: The Roles of Political Skill and Political Will. Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies, Special Issue: Social Influence and Politics in Organizational Research: What We Know and What We Need to Know, 24(1), 83-94.

Bentley, J. R., Treadway, D. C., Williams, L. V., Gazdag, B. A., & Yang, J. (2017). The tough get going: Moderating effect of employee political skill on the link between perceptions of a victimizing work environment and job performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 850.

Shaughnessy, B. A., Braun, S., Hentschel, T., & Peus, C. (2016). Diverse and Just? The Role of Quota-Based Selection Policies on Organizational Outcomes. European Journal of Social Psychology, Special Issue: The Opportunities and Challenges of Diversity: Explaining Its Impact on Individuals and Groups, 46, 880-890.

Mislin, A., Williams, L. & Shaughnessy, B. A. (2015). Motivating Trust: Can Mood and Incentives Increase Interpersonal Trust? Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 58, 11-19.

Shaughnessy, B. A., Mislin, A., & Hentschel, T. (2015). Should He Chit Chat? The Benefits of Small Talk for Male vs. Female Negotiators. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 37(2), 105-117.*
*Received media attention online in The Globe and Mail, Wall Street Journal, Fortune

Dansereau, F., Seitz, S., Chiu, C., Shaughnessy, B. A., Yammarino, F. J. (2013). What makes leadership, leadership? Using self-expansion theory to integrate traditional and contemporary approaches. The Leadership Quarterly, 24, 798-821.

Treadway, D. C., Shaughnessy, B. A., Breland, J. W., Yang, J., & Reeves, M. (2013). Political skill and the job performance of bullies. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28 (3/4), 273-289. Special Issue: Workplace aggression and bullying at the cross-roads: State of the art in theory and research.*
*Recognized as one of the top 3 Highly Commended Papers for 2013 by JMP
*Received media attention online in TIME Magazine Online, NBC news, Wall Street Journal Blogs, The Washington Post

Shaughnessy, B. A., Treadway, D. C., Breland, J. W., Williams, L. M., & Brouer, R. L. (2011). Influence and promotability: Importance of female political skill. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 26(5), 584-603.

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