UCL School of Management

Research seminar

Professor James Detert, University of Virginia's Darden School of Business


Thursday, 20 April 2023
14:30 – 16:00
Research Group
Organisations and Innovation

UCL School of Management welcome Professor Professor James Detert, University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business„to host a research seminar discussing ‘Fear and Courage in Organizations’.


While fear and courage are acknowledged as relevant to many constructs of interest to organizational researchers – such as voice and silence, innovation, and psychological safety – relatively little organizational research directly explores either of these topics, or how the two are related. The same is true in how leadership is generally taught – namely, without explicit attention to the role of fear in people’s willingness or ability to engage in many important workplace behaviors. In this talk, I’ll briefly share how I arrived at my current focus in both research and teaching activities on the role of fear, and then describe some related in-progress studies and developmental approaches.

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