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Public health leaders call for new efforts to promote vaccination acceptance
On Thursday, an international coalition of public health leaders including CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes and Senior Scholar Scott Ratzan issued a statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance around the world and to eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases, including childhood diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella. (2019-05-30)
1 in 5 civil monetary penalties due to EMTALA violations involved psychiatric emergencies
Nearly one in five civil monetary penalty settlements related to Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) violations involved psychiatric emergencies. (2019-05-13)
The perils of a leader who is too extroverted
Extroverts are often seen as natural leaders in organizations. But a new study suggests that some leaders may have too much of a good thing. (2019-05-06)
Responding to extremist attacks: For Muslim leaders, 'It's damned if you do, damned if you don't'
Muslim leaders face a perilous task when asked to publicly respond to violent attacks carried out by Muslim extremists. (2019-04-30)
Bosses who put their followers first can boost their business
Companies would do well to tailor training and recruitment measures to encourage managers who have empathy, integrity and are trustworthy -- because they can improve productivity, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School. (2019-04-25)
Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow
For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators target and attack groups of virtual prey. (2019-04-15)
Preventing toxic work environments through ethical leadership
Recently published research from SDSU management professor, Dr. Gabi Eissa and University of Wisconsin -- Eau Claire management professor, Dr. (2019-04-03)
Avoidance or responsible moral choices -- what is your supervisor like?
It is important to understand and prevent unethical behavior in working life. (2019-03-21)
How a positive work environment leads to feelings of inclusion among employees
Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-03-18)
Positivity can transform the healthcare workplace
Positivity can transform the healthcare workplace, according to a professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-03-04)
In small groups, people follow high-performing leaders
Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have cracked the code on how leaders arise from small groups of people over time. (2019-02-21)
Blindfolded training could help doctors save young lives
Doctors at Geneva University Hospital have found that pediatric team leaders improve more during resuscitation training if they wear a blindfold. (2019-02-14)
Trump's simple, confident language has strong historical roots
To many, President Donald Trump's use of nontraditional, off-the-cuff language seems unlike that of any other politician, but new research on the language of past and present world leaders reveals simple, straightforward messaging that exudes confidence may be the new norm -- making Trump a man of his time, rhetorically speaking. (2019-02-11)
Researchers call for big data infrastructure to support future of personalized medicine
Researchers from the George Washington University, the US Food and Drug Administration, and industry leaders published in PLOS Biology, describing a standardized communication method for researchers performing high-throughput sequencing called BioCompute. (2019-01-30)
Selection and reselection processes of executive political positions are gender biased
Although male over-representation in politics is a worldwide phenomenon, the executive is the most male-dominated branch. (2019-01-11)
Workplace 'resilience' programs might not make any difference
Workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing, and encourage employees to seek help when issues arise, might not make any difference, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. (2018-12-18)
Does political party trump ideology?
With party and ideology so closely intertwined, the question has in the past been nearly impossible to pin down, but a new study shows that a person's policy positions are quite malleable when told that leaders of their political party support a different position. (2018-12-18)
Study finds bad bosses could turn you into a great boss
A new University of Central Florida study suggests abuse and mistreatment by those at the top of an organization do not necessarily lead to abusive behavior by lower-level leaders. (2018-12-03)
New survey highlights digital health challenges
New survey: Health system leaders plan to increase spending to defend against cyberattacks, express optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feel anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space. (2018-11-19)
Psychological science can make your meetings better
Meetings are the bane of office life for many professionals but they don't have to be. (2018-11-09)
Conversion 'therapy' begins at home
A study by the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at San Francisco State University has found that attempts by parents and religious leaders or therapists to change the sexual orientation of LGBT adolescents ('conversion therapy') contribute to multiple health and adjustment problems in young adulthood. (2018-11-08)
Prejudice against women in power is greater than we think
People are more prejudiced against women leaders than the statistics might indicate. (2018-11-05)
Bad boss? You may be making things better -- or worse!
Bosses who are disagreeable, dishonest and careless can mean bad outcomes for companies and teams. (2018-10-23)
Media Alert: The Lancet special issue on primary health care
'Primary health care is in crisis... Leadership after the Astana meeting is essential to rejuvenate and revitalise all aspects of primary health care.' -- The Lancet special issue on primary health care marks 40 years since landmark Alma-Ata Declaration. (2018-10-18)
Religious leaders' support may be key to modern contraception
Women in Nigeria whose clerics extol the benefits of family planning were significantly more likely to adopt modern contraceptive methods, new research suggests, highlighting the importance of engaging religious leaders to help increase the country's stubbornly low uptake of family planning services. (2018-10-16)
Feminine leadership traits: Nice but expendable frills?
The first study to examine tradeoffs in masculine versus feminine leadership traits reveals that stereotypically feminine traits -- like being tolerant and cooperative -- are viewed as desirable but ultimately superfluous add-ons. (2018-10-15)
Men in leadership gain from psychopathic behavior, women punished
People with psychopathic tendencies are slightly more likely to be a company boss, but a new study finds men are allowed a pass for those inclinations while women are punished. (2018-10-15)
Psychopaths in the C-Suite?
The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. (2018-10-15)
Leaders may create ineffective cultures because they are stuck in the past, study shows
The culture a leader experienced in the past shapes the culture of the group they go on to lead. (2018-09-26)
Workshy bosses breed contempt and abuse in the workforce, research shows
Workshy bosses can promote a contemptuous attitude amongst their staff -- leading to anger, frustration and abuse in the work place, new research has shown. (2018-09-19)
It pays to be nice to your employees, new study shows
New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks. (2018-09-11)
Infants can distinguish between leaders and bullies, study finds
A new study finds that 21-month-old infants can distinguish between respect-based power asserted by a leader and fear-based power wielded by a bully. (2018-09-03)
Lead or follow: What sets leaders apart?
Leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. (2018-08-03)
Democracies are more prone to start wars -- except when they're not
A new study reveals surprising findings about how democracy affects international peace. (2018-07-23)
What psychological science can offer to reducing climate change
The consequences of climate change are immense, and believed by many experts to be largely irreversible (and exponential), causing threats coming from heat waves, flooding, declines in agriculture, and decreasing biodiversity, to name a few. (2018-07-17)
Conformity trumps riskiness in social fish
Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered that more sociable fish suppress their own personality when they are with a partner. (2018-06-12)
Four skills key in establishing nurse-led cross-sector collaborations
About 70 percent of all variations in health care outcomes are explained by individuals' social conditions including housing, neighborhood conditions, and income, data show. (2018-05-29)
Birds at the head of a flock are the more efficient, tactical fliers
Detailed tracking of a flock of juvenile storks -- birds known for lengthy migrations sustained by thermal winds -- reveals very different flight tactics among those leading the group and those following; notably, leaders were more efficient at harnessing thermal winds, and they also flapped less. (2018-05-24)
Training for 21st century doctors: medicine, business, and leadership development
Given the complex and rapidly evolving health care system in the United States, medical schools must focus their efforts on training more physician leaders to master the diverse skills needed to navigate emerging challenges in the field, urge leaders from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a new Perspective piece published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2018-05-16)
Study suggests ways to close CEO pay gap
Recent research from UT Dallas' Naveen Jindal School of Management examines how cultural perceptions affect the compensation of female CEOs in China, where women CEOs earn significantly less than their male counterparts. (2018-04-12)
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