Positions

Overview

  • Vanessa is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior. She is an applied social psychologist who uses her deep knowledge of social systems to help answer real-world questions facing organizations like: How should self-managing teams lead themselves? How should a leader lead a self-managing team? How does team environment influence prosocial behavior in teams? She has twice received awards for papers deemed both rigorous and practical from the Center for Creative Leadership. Her Harvard Business Review (HBR) article (with S. Wolff) on emotionally intelligent teams was selected as an HBR Breakthrough Idea and has been re-printed four-times in collections of HBR’s most popular articles. She is an award-winning teacher who consults with leaders and teams in organizations ranging Fortune 50 corporations to non-profits around the world. She is currently working on a book that combines her theory on the socio-emotional conditions that strengthen team collaboration with cases from her coaching and consulting work.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2007 What makes good teams work better: research-based strategies that distinguish top-performing cross-functional drug development teamsOrganization Development Journal.  25:P179-P179. 2007
    2005 Scholarship That WorksAcademy of Management Journal.  48:952-955. 2005
    2004 How to lead a self-managing teamIEEE Engineering Management Review.  32:21-28. 2004
    2004 How to lead a self-managing teamMIT Sloan Management Review Sloan Management Review.  45:65-65. 2004
    2003 MANAGING FROM THE BOUNDARY: THE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SELF-MANAGING WORK TEAMS.Academy of Management Journal.  46:435-457. 2003
    2002 Emotional intelligence as the basis of leadership emergence in self-managing teamsLeadership Quarterly.  13:505-522. 2002
    2002 The content of effective teamwork mental models in self-managing teams: Ownership, learning and heedful interrelatingHuman Relations.  55:283-314. 2002
    2002 Adaptation to Self-Managing Work TeamsSmall Group Research.  33:3-31. 2002
    2001 Building the emotional intelligence of groupsHarvard Business Review.  79:80-91. 2001
    2001 Emotionale Intelligenz bei TeamsHarvard Business Manager.  23:9-23. 2001
    2000 Learning versus Performance in Short-Term Project TeamsSmall Group Research.  31:328-353. 2000
    1999 Effects and timing of developmental peer appraisals in self-managing work groups.Journal of Applied Psychology.  84:58-74. 1999
    1996 Envy and SchadenfreudePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  22:158-168. 1996
    1994 Gender and leadership style: Transformational and transactional leadership in the Roman Catholic ChurchLeadership Quarterly.  5:99-119. 1994

    Book

    Year Title
    2013 Linking emotional intelligence and performance at work: Current research evidence with individuals and groups 2013

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Emotion and team performance: Team coaching mindsets and practices for team intervention. 2018
    2017 Using Emotional Intelligence to Build High Performing Teams: Self-awareness, self-control, social awareness and relationship management 2017
    2012 Applying emotional intelligence in project working.  78-96. 2012
    2008 Group-level emotional intelligence.  441-454. 2008
    2007 The effect of confronting members who break norms on team effectiveness.  229-260. 2007
    2006 THE IMPACT OF EMERGENT LEADER'S EMOTIONALLY COMPETENT BEHAVIOR ON TEAM TRUST, COMMUNICATION, ENGAGEMENT, AND EFFECTIVENESSResearch on Emotion in Organizations. 25-55. 2006
    2006 The link between group emotional competence and group effectiveness.  223-242. 2006
    2005 LEADERSHIP AND SELF-MANAGING TEAMS.  197-197. 2005
    2001 Group emotional intelligence and its influence on group effectiveness.  132-155. 2001
    1999 The antecedents of team competence: Toward a fine-grained model of self-managing team effectiveness.  201-231. 1999

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2017 Team emotional intelligence: Linking team social and emotional environment to team effectiveness 2017
    2014 "Catching" Team Emotional Competence 2014
    2013 Team processes that matter most to work team performance: A Comprehensive Study 2013
    2011 The influence of team leader competencies on teh emergence of emotionally competent team norms 2011
    2009 Group Emotional Competence and the effectiveness of cross-functional pharmaceutical project teams 2009
    2007 A review and integration of the literature on emotional inteligence in the workplace 2007
    2007 Emotional intelligence and performance at workDokuz Eylül Üniversity International Emotional Intelligence and Communication Symposium. 7-9. 2007
    2006 Team-level emotional competence in cross-functional product development teams 2006
    2006 Emotional intelligence and team performance: Findings and future issues. 2006
    2005 Effective boundary management activities in cross-functional decision-making teams. 2005
    2005 Group emotiona competence and its link to group performance 2005
    2003 A socioemotional theory of workgroup effectiveness 2003
    2003 Emotionally competent group norms and group effectiveness 2003
    2003 EMOTIONALLY COMPETENT NORMS AND WORK GROUP EFFECTIVENENESS 2003
    1999 THE LINK BETWEEN EMOTIONS AND TEAM EFFECTIVENESS: HOW TEAMS ENGAGE MEMBERS AND BUILD EFFECTIVE TASK PROCESSES.Academy of Management Proceedings. L1-L6. 1999
    Antecedents of effective team collaboration: The pivotal role of socio-emotional needs
    Effective Leadership of Self-Managing Teams: Behaviors and Cognitions that Matter Most and the Contextual Issues that Support Them
    TEAM—LEVEL COMPETENCIES IN SELF—MANAGING TEAMS: BEHAVIORS, NORMS AND PROCESSES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
    Team Culture: Context that affects behavior, interactions, and mindfulness in teams.
    Team emotional intelligence: Linking team social and emotional environment to team effectiveness

    Teaching Activities

  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2019
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2019
  • Managing Self & Leading Others Taught course 2018
  • Managing Self & Leading Others Taught course 2018
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2018
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2018
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2017
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2017
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2016
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2016
  • Leadership Assessmnt & Develp Taught course 2016
  • Leadership Assessmnt & Develp Taught course 2016
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2015
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2015
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2015
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2014
  • Organizational Behavior Taught course 2014
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2014
  • Behavior in Organizations Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Psychology, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • M.A. Organizational Psychology, Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Ph.D. Social Psychology, Boston University
  • Full Name

  • Vanessa Druskat