It’s All About the Emotions

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Alexandra Bertschi-Michel of the University of Bern, Nadine Kammerlander of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Vanessa M. Strike of the University of British Columbia. They recently published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice entitled "Unearthing and Alleviating Emotions in Family Business Successions," which is currently free … Continue reading It’s All About the Emotions

Rest, Zest, and My Innovative Best: Sleep and Mood as Drivers of Entrepreneurs’ Innovative Behavior

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Amanda J. Williamson of the University of Sheffield, Martina Battisti of the University of Portsmouth, Michael Leatherbee of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and J. Jeffrey Gish of the University of Oregon, Eugene. They recently published an article in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice entitled "Rest, Zest, and My Innovative Best: Sleep and Mood … Continue reading Rest, Zest, and My Innovative Best: Sleep and Mood as Drivers of Entrepreneurs’ Innovative Behavior

An Argument for Compassionate Research Methods

[We are pleased to welcome Hans Hansen of Texas Tech University. Hans recently published an article in Organizational Research Methods, entitled "This is Going to Hurt: Compassionate Research Methods" with co-author Christine Quinn Trank of Vanderbilt University.] Compassionate research hopes to make the world a better place by reducing suffering, but it can also provide … Continue reading An Argument for Compassionate Research Methods

Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Mindfulness training can help individuals increase their attention and awareness, but how can this present-centered mindset help in the workplace? The recent article published in Journal of Management entitled, "Contemplating Mindfulness at Work: An Integrative Review" from authors Darren J. Good, Christopher J. Lyddy, Theresa M. Glomb, Joyce E. Bono, Kirk Warren Brown, Michelle K. Duffy, Ruth A. Baer, Judson … Continue reading Mindfulness Leads to Positive Outcomes at Work

Should We Focus on Service Quality or Emotions? How to Build Customer-Brand Relationships to Increase Marketing Performance

 [We're pleased to welcome Bettina Nyffenegger of the Institute of Marketing and Management at the University of Bern in Switzerland. Dr. Nyffenegger recently collaborated with Harley Krohmer, Wayne D. Hoyer, and Lucia Malaer on their article "Service Brand Relationship Quality: Hot or Cold?" from Journal of Service Research.] Managers often have to decide whether their … Continue reading Should We Focus on Service Quality or Emotions? How to Build Customer-Brand Relationships to Increase Marketing Performance

The Need for a Happy Holiday

Vacations are made for enjoyment. Seeing old friends, relaxing, sightseeing, and escaping the daily grind are all undeniably appealing. But various factors including holiday stress, fellow travelers, and tiredness can sometimes make a vacay not so happy. The Journal of Travel Research published a study that answers the question: How happy are tourists during a … Continue reading The Need for a Happy Holiday

Life after Business Failure

What happens to entrepreneurs when their businesses fail? Get the answer in the Journal of Management review, "Life after Business Failure: The Process and Consequences of Business Failure for Entrepreneurs": People hear of highly successful entrepreneurs extolling the virtues of failure as a valuable teacher. Yet the aftermath of failure is often fraught with psychological, … Continue reading Life after Business Failure

Thoughts and Feelings About Organizational Change

The change process is "not just thought out but also is 'felt out,'" according to an article in the Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (JLOS) — and managers who want to lead change successfully will benefit from understanding this interplay of thought and emotion. Mel Fugate of Southern Methodist University, Spencer Harrison of Boston … Continue reading Thoughts and Feelings About Organizational Change

Getting Emotional About Leadership

In today’s organizations, leaders need to adapt to constant change in dynamic work environments. The need for self-development is key to dealing with these challenges, and a new study in Human Resource Development Review (HRDR) argues that “metaskills” related to self-reflection and emotional management can help advance this development. Paul L. Nesbit of Macquarie University published … Continue reading Getting Emotional About Leadership