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A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of I-O psych, including books and article reviews, notes on teaching and learning I-O psych, and the latest professional news and trends.

A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of I-O psych, including books and article reviews, notes on teaching and learning I-O psych, and the latest professional news and trends.
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A podcast for industrial-organizational psychologists, researchers, practitioners, and students. We cover anything and everything related to the research and practice of I-O psych, including books and article reviews, notes on teaching and learning I-O psych, and the latest professional news and trends.




Stefanie Mockler on Coaching

A warm welcome to Stefanie Mockler, a doctoral candidate at DePaul University. Stefanie is a leadership consultant, executive coach, and Head of Insights at Vantage Leadership Consulting. She's also the founder and owner at The Female Leader's Edge, where she coaches women leaders to overcome organizational barriers and reach their goals. What is coaching and how is it different from other interventions? Is it about asking questions or giving advice? Is it regulated? What kinds of problems...


James Hughes on Starting a Doctoral Program

James Hughes is a busy man. In this past few weeks, he's moved, started a podcast, and began his doctoral program at the University of Connecticut. He's also teaching his first class tomorrow. And did I mention he's the co-founder of AGL & Associates, a consulting firm that helps startups optimize their business models? And he still found time to talk to us. He's been asking the IO world for advice on graduate school and, in this episode, he shares the cream of the crop with us. He also...


How to Get Access to Research Outside of Academia

Looking for something? Some journal articles, maybe? A pre-print or two? Don't be shy. Come closer. I'll hook you up. Let's start by checking in with your alma mater. They've gotten enough of your money and blood. The least they can do is offer alumni access to their academic databases. If they turn you away, see if you can get a library membership at another local local public college or university. Your local lending library is worth a try, too. No luck? Try Google Scholar, ResearchGate,...


Naz Tadjbakhsh on the Dissertation Journey

What's the danger of going down too many rabbit holes during a lit review? How do you keep going when you want to quit? In this second episode of a two-part series, newly-minted PhD Naz Tadjbakhsh talks about her dissertation journey. (My apologies for the sound quality and abrupt ending on this one. I promise you, I was more polite to Naz than this recording would indicate.) Contact Naz on: LinkedInTwitter


Jeff Dahlke on the Dissertation Journey

How hard are comps? What exactly happens in a dissertation defense? In this first episode of a two-part series, newly-minted PhD Jeff Dahlke joins us to talk about his dissertation journey. If you're a graduate student, or thinking of becoming one, you'll learn a lot from Jeff. Contact Jeff on: LinkedInTwitterResearchGateEmail


Andrew Naber on Team Agility

Every commonly-accepted word or phrase was once a new-fangled buzzword (or buzzphrase, I guess) that caused people to roll their eyes. In this episode, Andrew Naber defends the freshly-minted phrase "team agility" against my onslaught of curmudgeonism. If you're not following Andrew on Twitter (@AndrewMNaber), you're missing out.


Mike Morrison on the Better Poster

Suppose you found yourself in a living nightmare, and suppose you found yourself at a poster session, but I repeat myself. Mike Morrison, an IO psych geek with design chops, can lead us out of this text-crammed hellscape. His mythical weapon? The Better Poster. Show Links Mike on TwitterMike on LinkedInHow to Create a Better Research Poster in Less TimeThe Template!


Gordon Schmidt on the Virtual Future of Leadership

In this episode, Dr. Gordon Schmidt discusses how virtual work and the gig economy may change how we look at leadership, team cohesion, and organizational identification. Show Links @iopsychologyThe Future of Leadership is VirtualUsing Amazon Mechanical Turk and Other Compensated Crowdsourcing SitesVirtual Leadership: An Important Leadership ContextFifty Days an MTurk Worker: The Social and Motivational Context for Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers


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Patricia Grabarek & Katina Sawyer on Wellbeing for IO Psychologists

Katina Sawyer and Patricia Grabarek are the two IO psychologists behind Workr Beeing, a website, blog, and podcast which applies science to help you build a happy, healthy work life for yourself, your teams, and your organizations. In this episode, I ask Patricia and Katina to offer wellbeing advice for those of us in the IO tribe. Show Links: Workr Beeing WebsiteThe Workr Beeing PodcastThe Buzz: The Workr Beeing BlogWhat advice would you give IO psych grad students on taking care of...


Rob Briner on Evidence-Based IO

Wait a minute, isn't all IO Psychology evidence-based? Isn't that kind of our deal? In this episode, Rob Briner joins me to talk about EBP and how it applies to our world. Rob was also kind enough to write up his advice for students on the blog, so be sure to check it out. Show Links Follow Rob on TwitterConnect with Rob on LinkedInAdvice for the Evidence-Based StudentCenter for Evidence-Based ManagementEvidence-Based I-O Psychology: Not There Yet


Alan Colquitt on Talent

Does performance management work? Should we spend more on high-potentials? Are we ever going to get better at predicting job performance? Listen to Alan Colquitt patiently explain why I am wrong about nearly everything related to performance management, job selection, and talent development. It was a blast! Show Links TwitterWebsiteNext Generation Performance Management: The Triumph of Science Over Myth and Superstition


Advice for Pavel Smirnov

Pavel Smirnov is working in retail in Brooklyn while he goes to Hofstra part-time for IO. Can he get a job in the field now or should he stick it out for another year and a half until his internship starts? You can leave your advice for Pavel on the episode page or on Twitter with the tag #SavePavel. Show Links Episode Page (Leave Your Advice in the Comments!) Pavel Smirnov on LinkedIn


Eric Knudsen on Quality of Hire

If I asked the average businessperson what they know about IO Psychology, I'm pretty sure the answer would include "hiring" and "measurement." Yet, very few companies measure the quality-of-hire (QoH). In this episode, Eric Knudsen, Ph.D. talks about how he implemented a QoH measure at his company, Namely. Be sure to check out Eric's blogpost, The Journey to Quality-of-Hire Measurement, for more of the details we didn't cover in the show. Show Links Eric's Blogpost on Department12Eric on...


Nick Salter on Getting IO into Intro Psych

Remember learning about IO psych in your Introduction to Psychology class? Yeah, me neither. Nick Salter joins us to talk about the SIOP's GIT (Getting I-O into Introductory Psychology Textbooks) Task Force. Show Links GIT: Getting I-O Into Introductory Psychology Textbooks BlogCreative Commons Materials for Incorporating I-O Into an Introductory Psychology TextbookNick Salter's Faculty Page at Ramapo College


Harry Crane & Ryan Martin on Researchers.One

Peer-reviewed journals are like the weather. Everyone complains, but no one does anything about it. Well, mad statisticians Harry Crane and Ryan Martin did something. They developed a radical new platform for scholarly publishing that incorporates many of the features the rest of us have been daydreaming about. Show Links: Reseachers.OneIn Peer Review We (Don't) Trust: How Peer Review's Filtering Poses a Systemic Risk to ScienceMy Grandfather Thought He Solved a Cosmic MysteryThe...


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Matt Crayne on Moving from Consulting into Academia

When it comes to the career choice of academia or applied work, the grass is always greener on the other side. In this episode, I talk to Matt Crayne, a guy who has been on both sides of that fence is prepared to give us a grass report. Show Links: Matt on TwitterMatt's Webpage


Michael Chetta & Sy Islam Debate the MBA

If you're getting a graduate degree in IO Psych, is it worth it to get an MBA, too? In this episode, friends and business partners Mike Chetta and Sy Islam debate the issue and talk about their own adventures with the MBA. Show Links EmailTwitterLinkedInEmailTwitterLinkedInTalent Metrics ConsultingOh, by the way, sign up for the Department 12 Newsletter. A freshly-baked batch of non peer-reviewed IO goodness every month or so.


Overqualified Advice

Dr. Adrian Walton wants to work in organizational psychology, but his co-workers are telling him not to mention his PhD on his resume or LinkedIn profile because he'll be written off as overqualified. What do you think? Vote in the Twitter poll here and respond on social media.