Leadership Lab meetings

About every two weeks we will have our Leadership Lab meetings. Guests are welcome, both to present ideas and to simply attend and listen. If you want to learn more or would like to attend, please contact Wendy de Waal-Andrews (dewaal.andrews@vu.nl).

Here are our most recent and upcoming meetings:

10.12.2018 MF-A505 at 12:00: Laura Math and Fabiola Gerpott will talk about their work on conceptualizing and measuring Kiss-Up-Kick-Down (KUKD) behaviors in organizations
During your career, you probably already have come across a leader who only treated those people well who might help them to get ahead in the organization, and at the same time this leader was not so nice toward people who were below him or her in the hierarchy. Yet, despite the widespread recognition of this phenomenon in the daily life of everyone who is working, this phenomenon is currently under-theorized. We formally define the behavioral configuration of abusing lower-level subordinates and flattering higher-level supervisors as “Kiss-Up-Kick-Down” (KUKD) leadership. In our talk, we elaborate on the theoretical foundation of this phenomenon and present work-in-progress on the development of a scale to measure KUKD behaviors in organisations.

07.01.2019 MF-A611 at 12:00: Jeroen van Baar (https://www.jeroenvanbaar.nl/).
Title: Diffusion of responsibility affects amends-making after harmful group decisions
Abstract: Many socially impactful decisions are made in groups. How does the group composition affect a decision-maker’s subjective responsibility for the decision outcome? And how does this affect amends-making if the decision outcome is harmful? We tackled these questions in an fMRI experiment using a novel social decision-making task. We found that subjective responsibility for a harmful group decision decreases as the group gets larger, with the exception of a case in which there was internal disagreement within the deciding group. We propose a modified version of Latané’s (1981) classic social impact model to account for these findings. In the brain, the left temporoparietal junction tracked own-responsibility-for-harm in line with our proposed model, and predicted subsequent amends-making behavior. These results provide a neural basis for the diffusion of responsibility in group decision-making, and suggest that disagreement within a group can lead to more responsible decision-making.

14.01.2019 MF-G502 at 12:00: Gert-Jan Munneke (http://www.uva.nl/profiel/m/u/g.j.munneke/g.j.munneke.html) will present research he did on moral judgment and mismatch.

28.01.2019 MF-A216 at 12:00: René van Woudenberg (http://renevanwoudenberg.nl/).

12.11.2018 MF-D134 at 12:00: Jesus Apodaca Mascareno (https://www.rug.nl/staff/j.m.mascareno/), Kyriaki Fousiani, Fabiola Gerpott, Barbara Wisse and Eric Rietzschel will present work that they jointly did on the effects of ambidextrous leadership on innovation and the moderating role of need for structure.

29.10.2018 MF-D134 at 12:00: Michal Kandrik will talk about facial appearance and hiring decisions.

15.10.2018 MF-A505 at 12:00: Simon Columbus will discuss the dynamics of emotions and situation perceptions in negotiations. He will present results from an initial laboratory experiment on hiring decisions in which he found that negotiators accurately infer power from unambiguous emotional reactions to outside offers. He will also present the outline of a planned large-scale real-time negotiation study in which he will manipulate structural conflict and power in dyadic negotiations to test situational effects on emotional expressions, inferences about interdependence, and negotiation outcomes