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Rick Cotton

Gustavson researcher Rick Cotton

Associate Professor

Contact:
Office: BEC 242 250-721-8052
Credentials:
BS in Management Information Systems and Marketing, Syracuse University; MS and PhD in Organization Studies, Boston College
Area of expertise:
Career success, developmental networks and mentoring, cross-cultural management and leadership, talent management, human resource management, team thriving and resilience, workforce analytics

Biography

Dr. Rick Cotton began teaching at the Gustavson School of Business in 2015, bringing a passion for understanding how individuals thrive in their careers and how talent management practices can foster sustainable organizational, team and individual success in a variety of country, industry and occupational contexts.

Rick’s research focuses on better understanding how human capital, social capital and positive psychological capital foster success and resilience at multiple levels of analysis from individual to country levels. He seeks to understand how individuals can better thrive in their careers and better handle challenging work contexts around the world. In particular, Rick studies high achievers including hall-of-famers, leaders and managers as well as those in challenging work contexts including Australian women miners, correctional officers, serial entrepreneurs, HR professionals who have laid off thousands of employees and organizations recovering from scandal. He is also very interested in researching how countries and societies can move forward to achieve a variety of meaningful objectives.

Rick is a principal co-investigator for the 140+ country Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program (learn more about the project), a core research team member of the 40 country Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers (5C), the 2022-23 division chair for the Academy of Management’s nearly 1,000 member Careers Division, a Gustavson Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation fellow and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the University of Michigan Center for Positive Organizations Community of Scholars and the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Rick has written several book chapters and his research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Career Development International, Business Horizons and the Journal of Management Inquiry as well as in media outlets including BC Business, CFAX 1070 radio, CHEK News, EFMD Global Focus, Globe & Mail, Inc., Toronto Star, UPI, Victoria News and Your Workplace. His research has been awarded several grants and he has won 5 Academy of Management Best Paper awards and has 15 articles that have earned Academy of Management Proceedings honors in addition to being awarded three Gustavson Leader of Excellence in Research Awards and being recognized 6 times as a ‘Most Memorable Professor’ for his teaching prior to coming to UVic.

Before pursuing his PhD, Rick worked in financial futures for Citibank in London, as a change management consultant and manager with Accenture and as a SVP of Learning and Development supporting U.S. and Japanese employees at Putnam Investments (part of Great-West Lifeco). Rick earned his PhD from Boston College before working as an assistant professor at Appalachian State University prior to coming to UVic. Rick also enjoys facilitating executive education sessions and consulting. His clients have included Aetna, BC Ferries, General Electric, the Hay Group, Harbour Air, the Intercultural Association of Greater Victoria, Pepsi, Sapient, Tourism Victoria, United Technologies, Cridge Centre for the Family and several other primarily services-based firms, governmental entities and multinationals.

Teaching

Courses taught

  • People and the Future of Work (Daytime & Weekend MBA)
  • Managing People and Organizations II (Daytime, TELUS, Weekend MBA)
  • Driving Performance through Human, Social and Positive Psychological Capital (TELUS MBA)
  • Service Management Module: Talent/HR Management (BCom)
  • Leading People and Organizations II (BCom)
  • Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship, My Values, My Passion, My Prosperity (Executive Programs)
  • Gustavson Indigenous Community Entrepreneurship Development & Action Recovery (I-CEDAR Program), Reaching Your Potential While Addressing Fear of Failure and Fear of Success (Executive Programs)
  • Gustavson Nation Administration and Finance Program (NAFP), Leading Self and Others (Executive Programs)
  • Results-Driven Recruitment and Retention Workshop (Executive Programs)

Selected publications

Journal publications

Javidan, M., Cotton, R., Kar, A., Kumar, M. S., & Dorfman, P. (2023). A new leadership challenge: Navigating political polarization in organizational teams.  Accepted for publication by Business Horizonshttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0007681323000320?via%3Dihub

Andresen, M., Lazarova, M., Apospori, E., Cotton, R., Bosak, J., Dickmann, M., Kase, R., & Smale, A. (2022). Does international work experience pay off? The relationship between international work experience, employability and career success: A 30‐country, multi‐industry study. Human Resource Management Journal, 32(3), 698-721. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12423

Bagdadli, S., Gianecchini, M., Andresen, M., Cotton, R., Kaše, R., Lazarova, M., Smale, A., Bosak, J., Briscoe, J., Chudzikowski, K. & Reichel, A. (2021). Human Capital Development Practices and Career Success: The moderating role of country development and income inequality. Journal of Organizational Behavior42: 429-447. 
https://doi-org.ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/10.1002/job.2506 

Kaše, R., Dries, N., Briscoe, J., Cotton, R., Apospori, E., Bagdadli, S., Övgü Çakmak‐Otluoğlu, K., …, Shen, Y. et al. (2020). Career success schemas and their cultural embeddedness: A comparative configurational perspective. Human Resource Management Journal, 30(3): 422-440. https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12218

Andresen, M., Apospori, E., Gunz, H., Suzanne, P., Taniguchi, M., Lysova, E., Cotton, R., Shen, Y. et al., (2020). Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies’ career-related human potential and proactive career behavior. Human Resource Management Journal, 30(3): 365-391. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1748-8583.12247

Dastmalchian, A., Bacon, N., McNeil, N., Steinke, C., Blyton, P., Kumar, M. S., Bayraktar, S., Auer-Rizzi, W., Ahmad, A., Cotton, R.  et al. (2020). High-performance work systems and organizational performance across societal cultures. Journal of International Business Studies, 51, 353-388. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00295-9  

Smale, A., Bagdadli, S., Cotton, R., Dello Russo, S., Dickmann, M., Dysvik, A., Verbruggen, M. (2019). Proactive career behaviors and subjective career success: The moderating role of national culture. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(1), 105–122. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2316

Parker, P., Cotton, R., Yates, M., Baxter, J., & Arend, S. (2019). Developmental network structure and support: Gendered consequences for work-family and work-parenting strain in the Australian mining industry. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(10), 1635–1665. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1299195

Wang, L., & Cotton, R. (2018). Beyond Moneyball to social capital inside and out: The value of differentiated workforce experience ties to performance. Human Resource Management, 57(3), 761–780. https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21856

Shen, Y., Cotton, R., & Kram, K. (2018). Personal development also requires an advisory board (REPRINT IN MANDARIN). Business Review, (247), 6–17.

Cotton, R., Stevenson, W. B., & Bartunek, J. M. (2017). A way forward: Cascading ethical and change leadership, values enactment and group level effects on commitment in corruption recovery. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 53(1), 89–116. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021886316682591

Hsu, D., Wiklund, J., & Cotton, R. (2017). Success, failure and entrepreneurial reentry: An experimental assessment of the veracity of self-efficacy and prospect theory. Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, 41(1), 19–47. https://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12166

Clair, J. A., Ladge, J. J., & Cotton, R. (2016). This is how we do it: How perceived prosocial impact offsets negative personal outcomes associated with carrying out necessary evils. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(3), 301–321. https:/doi.org/10.1177/1056492615612577

Clair, J., Ladge, J., & Cotton, R. (2016). Coping with the effects of emotionally difficult work. Harvard Business Review.

Shen, Y., Cotton, R., & Kram, K. (2015). Reunir un consejo asesor personal (REPRINT IN SPANISH). Harvard Duesto Business Review (Harvard Business Review - Spanish Translation), (247), 6–17.

Shen, Y., Cotton, R., & Kram, K. E. (2015). Assembling your personal board of advisors. MIT Sloan Management Review, 56(3), 81–90.

Cotton, R. (2013). Going global: The historical contingency of baseball hall of famer developmental networks. Career Development International, 18(3), 281–304. https:/doi.org/10.1108/CDI-12-2012-0127

Cotton, R., & Shen, Y. (2013). The company you keep: The relational models and support expectations of key developer relationships. Career Development International, 18(4), 328–354. https:/doi.org/10.1108/CDI-09-2012-0093

Cotton, R., Shen, Y., & Livne-Tarandach, R. (2011). On becoming extraordinary: The content and structure of the developmental networks of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers. Academy of Management Journal, 54(1), 15–46. https:/doi.org/10.5465/amj.2011.59215081

Chapters

Ranson, H.A., Van Buskirk, C.D., & Cotton, R.D. (Forthcoming). Chapter 6 – Teaching Three Courses Like One: A Case for Integrated Teaching.  In E. Sengupta (Ed.), Integrative Curricula - A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Pedagogy: Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Volume 50. Emerald Publishing Limited.

Cotton, R. & Lazarova, M. (2023). Chapter 13 - The Canadian Mosaic lives on: Supporting immigrants in transitioning to the local labour market.  In J. Briscoe, M. Dickmann, D.T. Hall, W. Mayrhofer, & E. Parry (Eds.), Understanding Careers Around the Globe: Stories and Sourcebook.  Edward Elgar Publishing. https://www.elgaronline.com/edcollbook-oa/book/9781035308415/9781035308415.xml

Javidan, M., Dorfman, P., Cotton, R., Bullough, A. & Kumar, M.S. (2023). GLOBE 2020: A Large-scale Multi-Country Multi-Method Study of the Relationship Between National Culture and Ideal Leadership. In Goethals, Allison, & Sorenson (Eds), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Leadership Studies. Sage Publications. https://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-leadership-studies/i4507.xml

Ghosh, R., Murphy, W., Cotton, R. & Kram, K. (2022). Seeking support from multiple developers: How to assess optimal structure, content, antecedents, and outcomes of developmental networks. In Ghosh & Hutchins (Eds), Connecting and Relating – HRD Perspectives on Developmental Relationships. Palgrave. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-85033-3?page=2#toc

Cotton, R. & Murphy, W. (2019). Your Success Network: Building key relationships that support your goals. In T. Skertich (Ed.), Career and Life Planning Guidebook for Medical Residents: The Best Part of Your Journey Is about to Begin, 10th Ed. Chicago, IL: Adventures in Medicine. http://physiciancareerplanning.com/ebooks/career-and-life-planning-guidebook-for-medical-residents/389/

Dries, N., Cotton, R., Bagdadli, S., & Oliveira, M. Z. (2014). Talent across cultures: Meanings and mindsets. In Global Talent Management – Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities. Houten, Netherlands: Springer.

Cotton, R., Shen, Y., & Livne-Tarandach, R. (2013). On becoming extraordinary: The content and structure of the developmental networks of Major League Baseball hall of famers (REPRINT). In Sport Management (The International Library of Critical Writings on Business and Management Series #22). Cheltenham, England: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Presentations

Cotton, R. & Cotton, T.R. (2023). Rewriting Resilience: Providing Support During Addiction, Recovery and Transformation. Interviewed for video episode of the TELUS Fund Stories for Caregivers

Cotton, R. (2023). From Crisis to Recovery thorough Values-Infused and Leadership-Driven Culture Change. Interviewed for the Conference of Defence Associations (CDA) Expert Series.

Cotton, R. (organizer/facilitator with Javidan, M.) (2023). Putting Worker Surviving and Thriving Front and Center: GLOBE Exploratory Incubator. Presented at the 2023 AOM Annual Meeting in Boston.

Javidan, M., Egri, C., Cotton, R., Dorfman, P., Satish Kumar, M., Bullough, A., & Kar, A. (2023). The New GLOBE Leadership Model and Measures: Cross-Culturally Validated in 134 Countries/Societies. Presented at the 2023 AOM Annual Meeting in Boston.

Javidan, M., Egri, C., Cotton, R., Dorfman, P., Satish Kumar, M., Bullough, A., & Kar, A. (2023). GLOBE 2020: The Latest Findings on National Cultural Norms Across 144 Countries/Societies. Presented at the 2023 AOM Annual Meeting in Boston.

Javidan, M., Egri, C., Dorfman, P. & Cotton, R. (2023). GLOBE 2020: Preliminary Findings on Leadership Across 134 Countries.   Presented as part of the Leadership in a Multicultural World: Developing and Identifying Effective Leaders on a Global Stage Panel Symposium. Presented at the 2023 AOM Annual Meeting in Boston.

Briscoe, J., Michel, E., Suzanne, P., Lapointe, E., Lysova, E., Cotton, R., Taniguchi, M., Bagdadli, S., Gianecchini, M., Mishra, S., & Madero, S. (2023). Social support, career meaning, and its outcomes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: Examining the role of career shocks. Presented at the 21st European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Congress held May 24-27 in Katowice, Poland.

Andresen, E., Apospori, E., Gunz, H., Cotton, R., Shen, Y., Bosak, J., Dickmann, M., Hall, D.T., & Parry, E. (2023). Individuals’ career perceptions in different institutionalized contexts: A comparative study of career actors in liberal, coordinated, hierarchical and Mediterranean market economies. Presented at the 2023 European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Cotton, R. (organizer/facilitator with Javidan, M). (2022). Creating a Better Cross-Cultural World Together: GLOBE 2020 Exploratory Incubator. Presented at the 2022 AOM Annual Meeting in Seattle. 

Cotton, R., Kase, R., Andresen, M., Smale, A., Briscoe, J.P., & Lazarova, M.B. (2022). Shock Waves: A Global Study of Career Well-Being, Change Intentions and Subjective Career Success.  Presented as part of the COVID-19’s Impact Upon Careers: Findings from a Global Study Paper Symposium. Presented at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Seattle. 

Javidan, M., Egri, C., Cotton, R., Satish Kumar, M., Bullough, A., & Dorfman, P. (2022). GLOBE 2020 Panel on Trust: Preliminary Findings of Cultural Foundations of Trust in 143 Countries/Societies. Presented at the 2022 AOM Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Cotton, R. (2022). New Models of Work for Public Organizations in a Post-Pandemic Environment:
Adapting to the “New Normal”. Presented to Memphis, TN and Shelby County, TN, USA government and non-profit leaders.

Cotton, R. (2022). Navigating the Job Reckoning. Interviewed for the Future of Remote Work Series as part of the University of Delaware (USA) Institute for Public Administration's First State Insights podcast.

Cotton, R. (2022). Leadership Resilience and Team Thriving. Presented as part of University of Victoria Leadership for Engagement series.

Cotton, R. (invited panellist). (2021). Developing International Human Management (IHRM) Insight Using Effective Cross-National Research. Presented for the IHRM Webinar Series hosted by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at SFU (Canada), the Penn State Center for International HR Studies (USA) & ESCP Business School (Europe).

Cotton, R. (2021). Resilience in Leadership and Thriving in Teams for the Airline Industry. Presented to Harbour Air.

Cotton, R. (2021). Developing Personal Resilience, Part I: Developing Personal Resilience by Better Managing Yourself & Part II: Developing Personal Resilience by Better Managing Your Work. UVic Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost (VPAC) Brightspace course. UVic enroll: https://bright.uvic.ca/d2l/le/discovery/view/course/120893

Awards & grants

Recognition & awards

  • 2023 - Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Academy of Management

  • 2023, 2022, 2017 & 2016 - Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Careers Division

  • 2022 - Gustavson Best in Class – Leader of Excellence in Research Award, Gustavson School of Business

  • 2021 - GLOBE 2020 Certificate of Excellence in Cross-Cultural Research (Canada, Liberia), Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Excellence (GLOBE) Project

  • 2021 - Gustavson Best in Class - Leader of Excellence in Research Award, Gustavson School of Business

  • 2020 - Top 10% Downloaded Journal of Organizational Behavior Paper for 2018-2019, Wiley

  • 2019 - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Emerald Publishing Best International Symposium

  • 2019 - Top 20 Downloaded Article for 2017-2018, Wiley

  • 2021, 2020 (2), 2019(2), 2018(2), 2017, 2016, 2014(2), 2013(2), 2010, 2008 - Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings Papers (Top 10%)

  • 2019, 2010 - Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management Careers Division

  • 2018 - Academy of Management International Management Division Best Paper in OB/HRM/OT Finalist, Academy of Management

  • 2018 - Gustavson Best in Class – Leader of Excellence in Research Award, Gustavson School of Business

  • 2017 - Academy of Management Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Finalist

  • 2014 - Best Applied Paper Award, Academy of Management Careers Division

  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 - Most Memorable Professor Recognition, ASU Walker College of Business

  • 2013 - Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS)

  • 2012 - Best Overall Paper Award, Academy of Management Careers Division

  • 2008 - Best Interactive Paper Award, Academy of Management Organization Development & Change Division

Grants

Completed

  • SHRM Foundation Research Grant, Funded by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (August 19, 2009 - August 11, 2016), awarded August 19, 2009 ($44,610 USD), Completed, Summer 2011, CoPI Rick Cotton with PI Judith Gordon
  • Leadership & Ethics Research Grant, Funded by Boston College Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics (March 15, 2006 - March 15, 2008), awarded March 15, 2006 ($18,600 USD), Completed, Spring 2008, CoPI Rick Cotton with CoPI Jean Bartunek

In Progress

  • Buffering the Suffering & Driving the Thriving in the New World of Work: A study of how societal context affects capabilities, jobs, meaningfulness and key work-life outcomes around the globe, Insight Grant funded by SSHRC (April 1, 2022), awarded April 6, 2022, ($295,020 CAD). Funded – Not Yet Started, PI R Cotton, CoPI S Fitzsimmons, CoPI M Lazarova, CoPI C Egri, CoPI A.R. Elangovan, CoPI T Griffith, CoPI A Ollier-Malaterre, Co-PI J Yip, CoInvestigator A Bullough, CoInvestigator M Javidan, CoInvestigator P Dorfman, CoInvestigator S Alshareef, M Andresen, R Bakuwa, T Casado, A Grobler, G Gupta, Y Shen, A Smale, A Velez-Calle, A Villegas
  • GLOBE 2020 Colloquium on Culture and Trust Connection Grant, Funded by SSHRC (March 23, 2020 – March 22, 2021), awarded March 23, 2020, ($24,350 CAD).  Funded – In Progress, Spring 2020, Ali Dastmalchian with CoInvestigator Carolyn Egri, Coinvestigator Mansour Javidan, CoInvestigator Rick Cotton
  • BC Corrections: Engagement and Retention Project, Funded by BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (July 15, 2019) ($139,947 CAD). Funded – In Progress, Summer 2019, PI A.R. (Elango) Elangovan with CoInvestigator Rick Cotton
  • Women Leadership across Cultures (WomenLEAD): An exploration of the relationships among gender, organizational practices and societal culture, Funded by SSHRC (April 1, 2018), awarded April 1, 2018, ($200,000 CAD). Funded - In Progress, Spring 2018, CoPI Peter Dorfman with CoPI Stacey Fitzsimmons, CoInvestigator Amanda Bullough, CoInvestigator Ayman Ismail, CoInvestigator Kanika Bhal, CoInvestigator Mansour Javidan, CoInvestigator Mila Lazarova, CoInvestigator Rick Cotton, CoInvestigator Secil Bayraktar
  • Societal cultures, leadership and the human side of organizations: a multi-country study with a focus on women leaders and HR practices, Funded by SSHRC (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2022), awarded October 1, 2015 ($270,000 CAD), Funded - In Progress, Spring 2016, PI Ali Dastmalchin with CoInvestigator S Fitzsimmons, CoInvestigator C Steinke, CoInvestigator P Dorfmann, CoInvestigator M Javidan, CoInvestigator Rick Cotton

Special projects

Canadian Workforce Challenges and Solutions

Rick does a bi-weekly interview segment with CFAX 1070's Ryan Price where they discuss a variety of workplace topics 

  • August 31, 2023 – Life Stories Part II – Using Your Transferable Skills for Better Job Search and Job Crafting
  • August 17, 2023 – Life Stories Part I - Describing Your Key Life Stories to Identify Transferable Skills
  • July 21, 2023 – Innovative Total Rewards: Positives, Areas for Improvement and Opportunities for Canada
  • July 5, 2023 – Addressing the Cost of Living/Quality of Life Trade-Off and Airbnb’s “Work from Anywhere” Approach
  • June 21, 2023 – Using Empathetic Recognition to Enhance Well-Being and Thriving at Work
  • June 8, 2023 – Leveraging Our Individualized, Authentic and Very Human Ability to Inspire Others at Work
  • May 23, 2023 - The 4th Industrial Revolution & Artificial Intelligence Part IV – Don’t Forget about the Humans! Identifying and Leveraging Strengths Roles at Work
  • May 8, 2023 - The 4th Industrial Revolution & Artificial Intelligence Part III – Jobs Expected to Be Most Affected by AI, Potential Buffering for Service Economy Sectors and Jobs and the Prospect of Integrating Search and AI
  • April 17, 2023 -  The 4th Industrial Revolution & Artificial Intelligence Part II – From Hemingway to “Hallucinations”: Current Peril and Promise of ChatGPT and Bard as AI Collaborators for White Collar Work
  • April 3, 2023 – The 4th Industrial Revolution & Artificial Intelligence Part I – 4IR in Context, Intro to Chat GPT and Application to White Collar Work
  • March 20, 2023 – Do I Stay or Do I Go? Career Committing and the Search for Thriving at Work
  • March 2, 2023 – Utilizing the Timeline of My Career Success Worksheet to Generate Super Seven Career Success Dimension Epiphanies for Your Job and Career
  • February 16, 2023 – Addressing B.C.’s Challenge of 1M New Job Adds through 2032: Response to GVBOT’s 65 Recommendations – Bold but Not Bold Enough, So Here’s More
  • February 2, 2023 – Retaining and Recruiting Employees in Canada Using 5C’s Super Seven Career Success Dimensions to Enable Workers to Get What They REALLY Want (i.e., it’s not just about the money or job/career/calling)
  • January 20, 2023 – They Bring Customer Intimacy Strategies Alive: Focus on Helping Frontline and Retail/Wholesale Trade Workers
  • January 6, 2023 - 2022 - Canadian Labour Force Year in Review + Research Indicating Half of Canada Will Be Seeking a New Job in the First Half of 2023
  • December 19, 2022 – More Fully Experiencing the Ten Positive Emotions at Work (a.k.a., PA HAILS JIG: Pride, Amusement, Hope, Awe, Inspiration, Love, Serenity, Joy, Interest and Gratitude)
  • December 5, 2022 - Rebuilding Work Relationships through Engagement, Social Capital, Team Chemistry and Holiday Parties
  • November 21, 2022 – Organizational Spotlight: The Empowerment Plan (TEP) and Its Durable Solution to Housing Insecurity and Poverty for 90 Employees and 275 Dependents (and counting!!)
  • November 8, 2022 – Dealing with Inflation for Employees and Employers Part II: Counter Inflation with Creative Non-Wage Bonuses and Discounts
  • October 26, 2022 – The Very Real Threat of a Wage-Price Spiral - Dealing with Inflation for Employees and Employers
  • October 3, 2022 – The Incredible Preliminary Results of the Great United Kingdom Four Day Workweek Experiment
  • September 20, 2022 – We All Need to Grow and So Does Amazon’s Army of Frontline Staff - Focusing on Skills Development, Employability and Financial Growth to Help Retain Staff
  • September 7, 2022 – Quiet Quitting and the Benefits of Quiet Managing
  • August 22, 2022 – Hybrid Work and Culture Part IV - The Importance of a Having Strong, Inclusive Culture Plus The Paradox of Culture-Driven Innovation Company Turnover and the Reinforced Importance of Work-Life Balance
  • August 10, 2022 - Hybrid Work and Culture Part III – Culture as the Institutional and Interpersonal Transmission of VABN+R (Values, Attitudes, Beliefs, Norms + Rituals) Plus Key Workplace Culture Trends 
  • July 25, 2022 – Hybrid Work and Culture Part II – Mitigating the Downsides of Hybrid Work – Sample Policies from Amazon to Target, AirBnB to Hubspot, and Microsoft to Meta\
  • July 11, 2022 – Hybrid Work and Culture Part I - Evolving Your Organization’s Culture through Thoughtful Application of Hybrid Work Models
  • June 27, 2022 – Open Book Management Companies and the Great Game of Business (GGOB) Part III – Opening the Books at British Columbia’s Own Van Belle Nursery Inc. and 1-800-Got-Junk to the Remarkable Story of How Dishwashers Saved Zingerman’s Roadhouse
  • June 13, 2022 - Open Book Management Companies and the Great Game of Business (GGOB) Part II – From Near Bankruptcy to Juggernaut - How the Great Game of Business Continuously Fuels the Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation
  • May 30, 2022 – Open Book Management Companies and the Great Game of Business (GGOB) Part I – Getting Better Results in Good Times and Bad – The Four Essential Steps to Open Book Management and How Gainsharing and ESOPS Raise All Boats
  • May 14, 2022 – Moonlighting and Side Hustles Part IV: Using Flex Jobs and Side Hustles to Help You Find a Career You Love
  • May 2, 2022 – Moonlighting and Side Hustles Part III: The Most Popular Side Hustles and Common Side Hustle Challenges
  • April 22, 2022 – Moonlighting and Side Hustles Part II: They Did It and So Can You – From Nowhere to Somewhere – Side Hustle Success from Stephen King to John Legend and from Google to Warby Parker
  • April 7, 2022 – Moonlighting and Side Hustles Part I: The Rise of Moonlighting and Side Hustles - Apple, Under Armour and Albert Einstein
  • March 24, 2022 – People Love to Use Their Strengths! Identifying and Leveraging Relevant Strengths at Work
  • March 10, 2022 – No One Gets There Alone – Leveraging Personal Boards of Advisors to Gain Career Success
  • February 24, 2022 – Developing and Enacting Our Reflected Best Selves at Work
  • January 27 and February 10, 2022 – Leveraging Human, Social and Positive Psychological Capital to Get Talent Management Right
  • January 13, 2022 – 2021 Canadian Labour Force Year in Review