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Popular Press

Below, you will find a collection of popular press articles I have written or been featured in.


Are you in a relationship with a narcissist?
Andrea Brody (2024)

Here’s How to Build a Global Company Culture

Built In

Richard Lyons (2024)


What's the Big Idea?

Berkeley Haas Newsroom

Amy Marcott & Laura Counts (2023)

Cultural fit isn't the only kind of organizational alignment that matters
The Horizons Tracker
Adi (2023)

At Taser maker Axon, ex-staffers say loyalty meant being tased or tattooed

Jeffrey Dastin (2023)

Prof. Jennifer Chatman wins lifetime achievement award for culture research that ‘changed the field’
Berkeley Haas Newsroom
Haas News (2023)

'Empathy and Curiosity:' How queen jaks is Helping Haas Make Teaching More Inclusive
Oakland Post
Laura Counts (2023)

US colleges explore alternatives to affirmative action after Supreme Court ruling
Financial Times
Andrew Jack (2023)

Berkeley leaders, scholars react to Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action
Berkeley News
Edward Lempinen, Ivan Natividad, Jason Pohl (2023)

Newly appointed Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino risks the glass cliff
Hope King (2023)

Masterminds of corporate well-being: A look at the top consultants and their vision for the future
Corporate Wellness Magazine
Corporate Wellness Magazine (2023)

Concerns regarding the careers of high-powered women
Her Campus
Rebecca Buete (2023)

Remembering Professor Emeritus Edgar Schein, an influential leader in management
MIT News
Meredith Somers (2023)

On resignations and gender diversity

Anna Zanardi Cappon (2023)

5 enduring management ideas from MIT Sloan’s Edgar Schein
MIT Sloan
Meredith Somers (2023)

5th Berkeley Culture Conference focuses on building strong organizations in a post-pandemic world
Berkeley Haas Newsroom

Laura Counts (2023)

Haas hires scholar Merrick Osborne to study advancement of DEI in business
The Daily Californian

Victor Corona (2023)

The corporate cafeteria is broken. So how to feed workers?
The New York Times

Kim Severson (2023)


Elon Musk largely silent, after Twitter poll showed users want him to leave
Fox 2

Jana Katsuyama (2022)

'Musk's hellscape' projected on Twitter building, ultimatum leads to mass exodus
Fox 2

Jana Katsuyama and O. Gloria Okorie (2022)

Microsoft initiates morale boost with virtual gameplay

KCBS Radio


Stop trying to fix women. Start fixing your organization for gender equality
The Globe and Mail
Harvey Schachter (2022)

This new study of stereotypes about middle-aged women will make your head explode from rage
Jessica Stillman (2022)

Microsoft wants you to play Minesweeper with your boss. No, really.
The Washington Post
Danielle Abril (2022)

Middle-aged women are seen as less 'nice' than men and it's probably costing them high-paying jobs, a new paper found
Sawdah Bhaimiya (2022)

Ratings and gender bias over time
Inside Higher Ed
Colleen Flaherty (2022)

Haas study reveals gender biases against middle-aged women at work
The Daily Californian
Hugo Kwok (2022)

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
The Insider Newsletter
Andrée Rose (2022)

'Zoom firing': Are virtual layoffs the future?
BBC Worklife
Bryan Lufkin (June 30, 2022)

The 4 deadly sins of work culture
WorkLife with Adam Grant
(June 21, 2022)

Musk buys Twitter: UC Berkeley management professor on acquisition
CBS San Francisco
(April 26, 2022)

A groundbreaking California law to address workplace diversity was overturned. What happens now?
US Today
Romina Ruiz-Goiriena (April 7, 2022)

Internal Amazon emails give an exclusive look at how CEO Andy Jassy has started to run the company, with obsessive attention to the retail business and what some employees feel is micromanaging
Business Insider
Eugene Kim (February 11, 2022)


Newsom weighs in on controversy over In-N-Out's vaccine stance
KTVU Fox 2
Christien Kafton (October 27, 2021)

The unvax tax
Victoria Colliver (August 27, 2021)

Delta Air Lines’ $200 charge to unvaccinated employees puts penalty power to the test
Caroline Champlin (August 26, 2021)

The ‘well-being-engagement paradox’ explains why you suddenly can’t focus on work as pandemic restrictions loosen
Well + Good
Francesca Krempa (May 3, 2021)

Started a new job while remote? Here’s how to get to know your co-workers in person
Kristin Stoller (April 7, 2021)

Researchers publish recommendations for using behavioral science to increase vaccine uptake
The Daily Californian
Serene Chang (March 29, 2021)

COVID-19 has redefined the workplace – for better or worse
Cynthia Littleton (March 18, 2021)

Why charismatic leaders can be so dangerous at work
Lydia Smith (March 10, 2021)

Elon Musk moved to Texas and embraced celebrity. Can Tesla run on autopilot?
The Washington Post
Faiz Siddiqui (February 23, 2021)

The old guard and Trumpism are at war. Can the GOP survive?
Berkeley News
Edward Lempinen (February 12, 2021)

Dominant, over‑confident leaders harm the workplace. Why are they still so valued?
The Swaddle
Satviki Sanjay (February 9, 2021)

5 ways to maintain positive culture change
In the Black - CPA Australia
Nicola Heath (February 1, 2021)

The narcissist in chief brings it all crashing down
The New York Times
Jennifer Senior (January 10, 2021)


6 keys to build a post-COVID-19 company culture
HR Morning
Michele McGovern (December 29, 2020)

How overloaded employees can cut out the busy work
The Wall Street Journal
Alina Dizik (December 20, 2020) 

Work-from-home scores big praise, but proactive firms can make it better
Brian Peccarelli (December 14, 2020)

Trump’s loyal supporters and the rejection of reality
Australian Times
Mike Simpson (December 10, 2020)

Despite drift toward authoritarianism, Trump voters stay loyal. Why?
Berkeley News
Edward Lempinen (December 7, 2020)

Lustful leaders: the good, the bad, and the narcissistic
Financial Times
Andrew Hill (November 2, 2020)

Jennifer Chatman: The 4C's of healthy & adaptive culture
Leading Transformational Change with Tobias Sturesson Podcast

Nxivm survivor India Oxenberg explains how the cult had many similarities to multilevel marketing companies
Business Insider
Melkorka Licea (October 22, 2020)

Como líderes narcisistas podem intoxicar sua cultura corporativa
Época Negócios
(October 22, 2020)

How a narcissistic leader infects company culture
Quartz at Work
Lila MacLellan (October 21, 2020)

Dauerschaden durch egozentrische Chefs
Lebensmittel Zeitung
LZ Editors (October 15, 2020)

Innoveren? Zet de narcistische ceo opzij
Jeroen Koot (October 15, 2020)

How narcissistic bosses infect their organizations
Asia Times
Laura Counts (October 10, 2020)

Researchers find that narcissistic leaders ‘infect’ the cultures of their organizations
Alison Escalante (October 9, 2020)

How narcissistic leaders make organizations less ethical
Greater Good Magazine
Mickey Butts (October 9, 2020)

Don’t let the pandemic sink your company culture
Harvard Business Review
Jenny Chatman and Francesca Gino (August 17, 2020)

Students return to reimagined courses and major technology upgrades
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Kim Girard and Laura Counts (August 6, 2020)

Himalayan climber research nets outstanding paper award for Prof. Jennifer Chatman
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Laura Counts (July 8, 2020)

The economy is reeling. The tech giants spy opportunity.
The New York Times
Mike Isaac (June 13, 2020)

How to step back and still keep your team accountable
Connecticut Post
Aytekin Tank (May 15, 2020)

Expert panel: How can we safely reopen the economy?
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Laura Counts (May 4, 2020)

‘Silver linings’: UC Berkeley faculty experts discuss reopening of economy after COVID-19
The Daily Californian
Clara Rodas (May 4, 2020)

How narcissistic leaders destroy from within
Insights by Stanford Business
Lee Simmons (April 30, 2020)

Collaboration’s downside: Individuals take too much credit
UCLA Anderson Review
Carla Fried (April 15, 2020)

Sound Bytes: Featuring Dr. Jennifer Chatman
Sounding Board
(April 9, 2020)

Leading Culture Through Crisis | Professor Jenny Chatman
Berkeley ExecEd
(March 24, 2020)

Prof. Jenny Chatman gives three benchmarks of an effective organizational culture
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA Blog
Om Chitale (March 4, 2020)

Bold ideas from the front lines at 2nd Berkeley Haas Culture Conference
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Laura Counts (January 23, 2020)


What preschoolers can teach us about organizational culture
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Krysten Crawford (December 17, 2019)

Narcissistic CEOs weaken collaboration and integrity
Insights by Stanford Business
Katia Savchuk (November 4, 2019)

Opinion: The 10 words that could sink Trump’s presidency
The Los Angeles Times
Geoffrey Nunberg (October 17, 2019)

People who sell for multilevel marketing companies look wildly successful on Facebook, but the reality is much more complicated
Business Insider
Sara Silverstein, Jennifer Lee, and Amelia Kosciulek (August 6, 2019)

A year after #MeToo scandal, Wynn Resorts faces regulators
Associated Press News
Philip Marcelo (April 1, 2019)

Leadership and culture
Berkeley Haas Amplified
(March 25, 2019)

Elon Musk may not be the narcissist Tesla needs right now
Michael J. Coren (March 3, 2019)

Inside Uber's effort to fix its culture through a Harvard-inspired 'university'
Biz Carson (February 3, 2019)

Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr on building a culture of joy & competitiveness
Berkeley Haas
(January 27, 2019)

Culture club: Top scholars and execs meet at Haas to discuss why culture counts
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Krysten Crawford (January 23, 2019)


How narcissistic CEOs put companies at risk
CNN Business
Jeanne Sahadi (November 5, 2018)

So sue me: Why narcissistic CEOs can get their firms in legal trouble
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Newsroom
Michael Blanding (August 29, 2018)

Tech workers demand CEOs stop doing business with ICE, other U.S. agencies
Laura Sydell (July 14, 2018)

Where culture really matters: Berkeley’s Haas School
Poets & Quants
John A. Byrne (June 13, 2018)

31 inconvenient career truths
Psychology Today
Marty Nemko, Ph.D. (March 31, 2018) 


"Trials & Tribulations of Scaling Teams & Cultures" by Karl Alomar, COO of DigitalOcean (34:50-40:00)
(December 5, 2017)

Three reasons why culture efforts fail
Rich Lyons (September 27, 2017)

‘Political correctness’ may be a taboo term, but could be good for business
San Francisco Chronicle
Marissa Lang (September 5, 2017)

Why narcissistic bosses are bad news for their firms: Having managers with big egos often leads to legal trouble for businesses
Daily Mail
Colin Fernandez (August 23, 2017)

Verizon-Yahoo deal is official; Marissa Mayer resigns
San Francisco Chronicle
Wendy Lee (June 13, 2017)

Experts: Uber must make changes at top to fix culture woes
Chicago Tribune
Tom Krisher and Barbara Ortutay (June 12, 2017)

What it was really like to work at labor nominee Puzder’s fast food empire
Fast Company
Robin Urevich (February 9, 2017)

‘The Founder’ is the latest film to give business moguls a tough time
Los Angeles Times
Lewis Beale (January 23, 2017)


Corporate leaders can learn from Himalayan climbers
The Wall Street Journal
Joann S. Lublin (October 19, 2016)

Are good managers born or made?
Knowledge at Wharton
(March 15, 2016)


How to stop micromanaging your team
Harvard Business Review
Rebecca Knight (August 21, 2015)

Is Amazon’s hard-charging workplace exploitative?
Los Angeles Times
James F. Peltz (August 20, 2015)

Why being politically correct fosters more creative ideas
Fast Company
Samantha Cole (February 10, 2015)

Study says political correctness, not irreverence, breeds creativity
Airtalk (January 29, 2015)

Study says creativity can flow from political correctness
NPR Staff (January 24, 2015)


Berkeley Operating Principles Video
UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley (August 20, 2012)

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