Alok Sawhney on Leadership Assessment and Coaching

In this episode, Dr. Alok Sawhney (@alok_ilage) talks about his work as a consulting psychologist for Vantage Leadership Consulting. Alok combines his experience as a business leader and his training in clinical psychology to offer leadership assessment and coaching. In this episode, we talk about the challenges and opportunities faced by young leaders, speaking the language of business, and the virtues of mall-walking. You can connect with Alok on Twitter or LinkedIn.


Be the Boss with William Gentry

In this episode, William Gentry, Ph.D. talks about his book, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders. Bill is the Director of Leadership Insights and Analytics and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). You can find Bill him on Twitter (@Lead_Better) and LinkedIn. You can also find out more about Bill and his work on his website.


After School Special

In this short episode, I speak to the students and make my best pitch for I/O Psych as a career and a field of science. I’m looking forward to releasing episodes more frequently in 2017, so if you’ve got a topic or a guest to suggest, contact me on Twitter (@department12pod) or LinkedIn.


Nikki Blacksmith on Technology in Employment Interviews

In this episode, Dr. Nikki Blacksmith discusses a meta-analysis she conducted along with Jon Willford and Tara Behrend on the use of technology in employment interviews.

You can contact Nikki on Twitter and LinkedIn. Nikki also recommends checking out The WAVE Lab at George Washington University, which focuses on research related to workplaces and virtual environments. Special thanks to Paul Thoresen for the questions.

Would you like to be a guest on the show? Reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn and say hello. You can also learn more on the website, www.department12.com. Thanks for listening!


I-O Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, cognition, and emotion. In other words, psychologists study how we act, think, and feel.

Industrial-organizational psychology is a specialty that focuses on the workplace. So, I-O psychologists study how we act, think, and feel at work. We try to apply what we learn to improve the lives of employees and to make organizations more effective.

Andrew Naber on Retesting

Don’t cry, kids, but this will be the last episode in the old “single voice” format. You’re just going to have to get used to hearing the actual guests speaking for themselves from now on.

In this episode, Andrew Naber, PhD, (@AndrewMNaber) discusses retesting. How does retesting affect scores and how should we interpret test score increases? Should we offer retesting to job applicants? Should we request retesting if we’re the job applicant?