A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide. The study, published in the journal PLoS Biology, looks at 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields and ranks researchers for their career-long impact by the number of times their work is cited in other research. The research was led by Stanford University, based on data from Elsevier’s Scopus, an abstract and citation database of research publications.
Dr. Hui Liao is the endowed Smith Dean's Professor in Leadership and Management at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Before joining Maryland, she was on the faculties of the Rutgers University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. with concentrations in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and her BA in International Economics from the Renmin University of China.
When an organization’s employees are far flung – at outposts around the world in a multinational company, or, more recently, working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic – one of the best ways for individuals to feel connected and included is through efforts of their own, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Can you be a strict rule-follower and still an out-of-the-box thinker? With the right person in charge, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, it’s possible to be the type of employee companies want: ethical and creative.
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When it comes to empowering a team to do their best work, you don’t want a narcissist at the helm, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Do you ever feel like you are being left out of watercooler conversations, inside jokes and the fast track for promotions? Your manager might be playing favorites.
Hui Liao, the endowed Smith Dean’s Professor in Leadership and Management at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been selected as a fellow by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Western-based managers who feel out of sync with their teams might need a new word in their vocabulary. Professor Hui Liao at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business says the Chinese construct of moqi (pronounced MO-chee), provides a useful but previously overlooked framework for understanding and improving supervisor-subordinate relationships.
To succeed, business leaders benefit from developing some persuasive powers.
They must lead teams toward the achievement of a shared purpose and vision. Scholars point to transformational leadership (TFL) as being one of the more useful leadership skills, in its ability to create four important behaviors: idealized influence; inspirational motivation; intellectual stimulation; and individualized consideration, which relates to attention to each follower's needs.
Speak Up To Boost Productivity and Safety at Work
Want to make more good things happen at work and prevent safety problems? Just ask team members to speak up. Encouraging team members to voice their constructive opinions and concerns about work-related issues leads to performance and safety gains, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.