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The NWI Podcast #43 - Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, August 31, 2018
Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Dr. Jeffrey PfefferRaise human sustainability in the workplace to raise profits. Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer talks about his new book, Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It.

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of 15 books, including:

  • Leadership B.S.: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time;
  • The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First;
  • Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t;
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action;
  • Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management
  • And more than 150 articles and book chapters.

Dying for a Paycheck bookIn March, 2018, HarperCollins published Pfeffer’s latest book, Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—And What We Can Do About It.

Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He began his career at the business school at the University of Illinois and then taught at the University of California, Berkeley. Pfeffer has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and for the past 12 years a visitor at IESE in Barcelona.

From 2003-2007, Pfeffer wrote a monthly column, “The Human Factor,” for the 650,000-person circulation business magazine, Business 2.0 and from 2007-2010, he wrote a monthly column providing career advice for Capital, a leading business and economics magazine in Turkey. Pfeffer has also written for Fortune.com, BNET, the Washington Post, BloombergBusinessWeek.com, and is an Influencer on LinkedIn.

Pfeffer currently serves on the board of directors of Berlin Packaging, on the advisory board for Collective Health, and on the board of the nonprofit Quantum Leap Healthcare. In the past he has served on the boards of Resumix, Unicru, and Workstream, all human capital software companies, Audible Magic, an internet company, SonoSite, a NASDAQ company designing and manufacturing portable ultrasound machines, and the San Francisco Playhouse, a non-profit theater.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Please let me know what you think of this interview by leaving a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Book: Dying for a Paycheck

Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer on Twitter

Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer on LinkedIn

Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer on Google+

All books by Dr. Jeffrey Pfeffer

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