The Research Behind Leadership & Management

January 1 – March 31, 2018

Over three months, through a combination of readings, videos and conversations, we’ll explore the research on:

  • What people need from work in order to be healthy
  • How to more effectively lead so people can make their best contributions

Some of our topics

  • Autonomy
  • Trust & psychological safety
  • Motivation & engagement
  • Reward structures


Five Live Calls (which will be recorded)

  • First Live Call will be Wednesday, January 17 at noon (Central Time)
  • Following 4 calls will be scheduled after input from participants
  • All call recordings will be available in the membership area
  • Whether or not you can join the live call, you can submit questions via email & message board
  • More info about our online platform’s features & benefits
be aware online resources

This program can transform your view of work if you:

  • believe research can inform practice
  • are open to having your thinking challenged
  • are ready to invest time & energy in reading & discussion
  • want insight into your own working life
  • share responsibility for the health of your group (e.g., leadership, HR, OD, climate committee, wellness program, quality)
  • are seeking ideas for an organization change initiative

This program will feel frustrating if you:

  • don’t believe in science
  • are seeking a checklist of ‘best practices’ that you can implement quickly
  • dislike reading articles & books written by researchers (I get it – they can be dense!)
  • are focused on fighting fires and don’t currently have the time or energy to think about fire prevention
  • believe it’s someone else’s job to learn this material and put it to use

Register to join the conversation!  

The fee is $550 per person.

If you choose to buy your own books, the fee is $500.  (Buying your own books also allows you to choose the format you prefer!)

Interested in signing up a group of folks from your organization? Read more about how this course can be a powerful learning experience for groups.

Contact Katherine directly so she can help streamline the registration process and apply group discounts (for groups 5 or larger).

The program materials are available until March 31.  Registration stays open until March 1.  Even if you join on March 1, you still have access to the entire program for a month, and will have the opportunity to participate in Be Aware at a discounted alumni rate in the future (for the cost of copyright permissions and any new books).

Registration is now open.  Join us and discover new possibilities for your working life in the new year!