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Episode #241

Steven Rogelberg

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Ph.d. & Author of #1 Leadership Book of 2019 "The Surprising Science of Meetings" Teaches Business Principles to Lead Your Team


Guest Bio:

Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions.  He is a Professor of Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology as well as the Director of Organizational Science. He has over 100 publications addressing issues such as team effectiveness, leadership, engagement, health and employee well-being, meetings at work, and organizational research methods. He is the Editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.  Dr. Rogelberg has received over $2,000,000 of external grant funding including from the National Science Foundation.  


Awards and honors include receiving the 2017 Humboldt Award, the 2019 recipient of the First Citizens Bank Scholar Award, being the inaugural winner of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Humanitarian Award, receiving the SIOP Distinguished Service Award, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Master Teacher Award, Psi Chi Professor of the Year Award, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and serving as the 2000 BGSU graduation commencement speaker.  


He is currently President-Elect of SIOP and the elected Secretary General of the Alliance of Organizational Psychology.  He Served SIOP in a host of additional roles including Executive Board Member, Research & Science Officer, and Program Chair.


Dr. Rogelberg’s newest book, “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance” (Oxford), was recently released and was recognized by the Washington Post as the #1 leadership book to watch for in 2019 and Business Insider as one of the “Top 14 business books everyone will be reading in 2019.”


His research has been profiled on Television (CBS This Morning, BBC world), Radio (e.g., NPR, CBC, CBS), Newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, London Guardian) and Magazines (e.g., National Geographic, Forbes, Scientific American Mind).  


He has been a visiting scholar and guest speaker at universities around the world including: BI Norwegian Business School (Norway), Peking University (China),  University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Reykjavik  University (Iceland), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong City University,  The University of Sheffield (England), The University of Zurich (Switzerland), The University of Tel Aviv (Israel), Technion University (Israel), Concordia University (Canada), the University of Mannheim (Germany) and Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).


Steven has run three consulting centers, engaged with many Fortune 100 companies, and served on multiple advisory boards.  He founded and currently directs two large outreach initiatives, spanning 8 universities, focusing on nonprofit organization effectiveness. Over 1000 nonprofits have been served. 

Before completing his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Connecticut in 1994, he received his undergraduate B.Sc. degree from Tufts University in 1989.


Show Notes

  • Introduction (1:57)

  • The effects and study of meetings (4:43)

  • Not wasting time (6:22)

  • Having better meetings (10:06)

  • Transitioning to online (11:03)

  • Changing in speaking appearances (15:14)

  • Being respectful of others time (22:47)



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