My primary research areas are leadership and organizational teams, with an emphasis on improving the ability of team members to coordinate their actions and expertise and to adapt to changing environments. My work has covered a number of critical issues in managing teams, such as understanding the emergence of team cognitive structures and behaviors, reducing the effects of stress on leadership and team interactions, the influence of team structure and rewards on collective processes and outcomes such as conflict, creativity, motivation and unethical behavior, and the role of leadership in team learning and performance coordination.


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Peak Performance: Lessons in Leadership from Mountain Guides

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The “I” in Team

NASA: Critical team composition issues for long-distance and long-duration space exploration

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NASA: Team training for long-duration missions in isolated and confined environments