APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Episode: November/December 2008

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Episode 9: "November/December 2008"

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Duration: 26:04

Episode 9

Steve Axelrod, PhD


Executives behaving badly. Learn what you can do to address the destructive behavior of high-level organizational leaders. In this episode, our featured interview with Dr. Steve Axelrod, psychologist, executive coach and expert on how a leader’s psychological dynamics affect organizational performance. Also, a discussion of how problems understanding research and statistics can interfere with the effective use of consumer-directed health plans.


  • *00:00 – Opening
  • *01:37 – Current Issues – The misunderstanding of research and statistics
  • *08:32 – Featured Interview – Steve Axelrod, PhD
  • *24:48 – Closing


David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, Assistant Executive Director for Corporate Relations and Business Strategy, American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Practice Organization

Featured Interview

Steve Axelrod, PhD, Axelrod Consulting

Current Issues Discussant

Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD, Chair, Organizational Studies Program, School for Professional Studies, Saint Louis University

Additional Resources

Books and Articles by Steve Axelrod, PhD

Articles on Misunderstanding Research and Statistics

"The most gratifying aspect of this award is the validation by outside experts who visit your workplace and conclude that routine practices are conducive to a psychologically positive environment. There is an enormous satisfaction in being told you are doing a lot of things right!"

Beth Taylerson
Human Resource Director
The Herald, Rock Hill, SC