Dr. Ruth Wageman Harvard University, USA

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Biography

Ruth Wageman is Associate Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. She specializes in the field of Organizational Behavior, studying and teaching the design and leadership of task performing teams - especially the particular challenges faced by leadership teams. Dr. Wageman received her Ph.D. from Harvard University's Joint... read moreDoctoral Program in Organizational Behavior in 1994. She joined the faculty of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 2000, and returned to Harvard in 2005 as Visiting Scholar in Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government. She joined Hay Group as its Director of Research in 2006 and focuses her work there on research that combines features of leadership development, system design, and work and organizational structure to understand and predict organizational effectiveness. Selected publications include: "Senior Leadership Teams: What it Takes to Make Them Great," a 2008 book coauthored with Debra A. Nunes, James A. Burruss, and Richard Hackman; "Asking the Right Questions about Leadership," American Psychologist; "As the twig is bent: The effects of shared values on emergent interdependence in teams" with Fred Gordon, Organization Science; "A theory of team coaching," with Hackman, Academy of Management Review, "How Leaders Foster Team Self-management," Organization Science; "Interdependence and Group Effectiveness," Administrative Science Quarterly; "Incentives and Cooperation: The Joint Effects of Tasks and Rewards on Group Effectiveness," with G. P. Baker, III, Journal of Organizational Behavior.