Linda E. Ginzel specializes in managerial psychology, leadership development and negotiation skills. Her other interests include social cognition and interpersonal perception, management education and executive development. In 2000 President Clinton awarded her a President's Service Award, the nation's highest honor for volunteer service directed at solving critical social problems. She is also the two-time recipient of the James S. Kemper Jr. Grant in Business Ethics.
In addition to her responsibilities at Chicago Booth, Ginzel is the president of Kids In Danger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety. She also served as director of the Consumer's Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports. She is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science, as well as a member of the Academy of Management.
Ginzel studied psychology at the University of Colorado and earned a bachelor's degree in 1984. She focused on social psychology at Princeton University and earned a master's degree in 1986 and a PhD in 1989. While working on her PhD, she also worked as senior consultant in training and development for Mutual of New York's Group Pensions and Operations Center. Ginzel has taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She received the 2011 Faculty Excellence Award, the Global Hillel Einhorn Teaching Award in 2013 and was named an Impact Professor by the class of 2014.
2014 - 2015 Course Schedule
||Strategies and Processes of Negotiation
||Essentials of Effective Leadership
Social cognition and interpersonal perception; the social psychology of organizations; negotiation skills, organizational behavior; ethical leadership; management education and executive development.
With B. Keysar and M. H. Bazerman, "States of Affairs and States of Mind: The Effect of Knowledge of Beliefs," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (1995).
"The Impact of Biased Inquiry Strategies on Performance Judgments," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (1994).
With R. M. Kramer and R. I. Sutton, "Organizational Impression Management as a Reciprocal Influence Process: The Neglected Role of the Audience," in L. L. Cummings and B. M. Staw, eds., Research in Organizational Behavior (JAI Press, 1993).
With P. Kirby, "A Trainer's Dozen: Critical Professional and Program Issues," Training and Development Journal (1989).
With E. E. Jones and W. B. Swan, Jr., "How Naive Is the Naive Attributer?: Discounting and Augmentation in Attitude Attribution," Social Cognition (1987).
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