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Faculty Series Lecture: Ronald F. Piccolo, Ph.D.

The Faculty Series was created to provide intimate venues that encourage faculty/student interaction. The Series invites accomplished faculty from other universities to share their research with an audience of FIU graduate students and faculty.


  • About the lecture

    Leadership Beyond the Tipping Point: Toward the Discovery of Inversions and Complementary Hypotheses

    The vast majority of leadership models emphasize the benefits of socially desirable behaviors (e.g., empowering employees) of ideal leaders. There is an implied assumption in these models that these behaviors are always functional and productive (e.g., more empowerment is better than less). Rarely is their consideration of the possibility that otherwise desirable behaviors might actually be counterproductive in certain situations.  That is, “positive” leader behaviors, such as delegating or building consensus, might actually have negative consequences.  During his presentation, Ronald Piccolo introduced an innovative way of looking at interactions between leadership and context to identify circumstances when good becomes bad. 

    The lecture is presented by the Department of Management and the Center for Leadership.


  • Date

    Friday, February 13, 2015


  • Ronald F. Piccolo, Ph.D.

    Ronald F. Piccolo, Ph.D.

    Dr. Ronald F. Piccolo is the Cornell Professor of Management and Academic Director of the Center for Leadership Development in the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.  He earned a Ph.D. in management from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Stetson University.