Liane Davey

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Liane Davey
Liane Davey 2014.jpg
Liane Davey in 2014
Born 1972 (age 44–45)
Alma mater
Occupation
  • psychologist
  • author
  • public speaker
  • business strategist
Website changeyourteam.com

Liane Margaret Davey (born 1972) is a psychologist,[1][2] author,[3][4] public speaker, and business strategist.[5]

Education and career[edit]

During 1989 to 1993 Davey completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and from 1993 to 1999 completed both a Master of Applied Science and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Waterloo.[6] She published several papers including Preference for the Merit Principle Scale: An Individual Difference Measure of Distributive Justice Preferences[7] and Justice-based opposition to social policies: Is it genuine?[8] She was employed as a Senior Consultant at Watson Wyatt from 1998-2005 and then joined Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions where she presently serves as Vice President of Team Solutions.[5][9][10]

Davey has served on the executive of the Canadian Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and as an evaluator for the APA Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Psychology Foundation and is Chair of the Foundation’s Diversity in Action project promoting mental health in immigrant communities.[5]

She was asked for her opinion on leading through a crisis by journalists covering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[11]

Publications[edit]

Davey co-authored her first book, Leadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership Gap in 2010 with David S. Weiss and Vince Molinaro on the topic of leadership,[3] but more recently she has been focussed on teams. Specifically, in her second book, You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done[4] her thesis is that although healthy teams can be highly productive, they can sometimes slip into counter-productive behaviors that undercut the intended productivity benefit. She identifies several such pathologies; first, glibly agreeable behavior ("Bobblehead teams"); second, teams that only act when a disaster strikes ("Crisis junkies"); third, teams that engage in passive-aggressive backstabbing ("Bleeding Back teams"); fourth, teams where most members sit around and watch one or two members do all the work ("Spectator teams"); and last, teams that engage in fighting for fighting's sake ("Royal Rumble teams").[4]

She claims that a single team member who recognizes these bad habits (the "You" in the book's title, "You First") can cure the whole team by practicing five counteracting habits; first, cure any jaundiced attitude by adopting a fresh start with a positive assumption; second, add one's full value; third, amplify other voices; fourth, know when to say no; and last embrace productive conflict.[4]

In October 2013, her book ranked #8 and #7 on two New York Times Bestseller Lists, namely "Hardcover Business Books" and "Advice, How-to, & Miscellaneous," respectively.[12][13] In addition, it ranked #67 overall in USA Today Bestselling Books that same month.[14]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Psychology Foundation of Canada: BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2012/2013". 
  2. ^ Davey, Liane (March 1, 2014). "Are You Being Defensive?". Psychology Today. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b David S. Weiss; Vince Molinaro; Liane Davey (4 March 2010). Leadership Solutions: The Pathway to Bridge the Leadership Gap. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-67562-5. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Liane Davey (23 September 2013). You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. ISBN 978-1-118-63670-1. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Davey, Liane. "About Liane Davey". Change Your Team. Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Liane Davey: LinkedIn Profile". LinkedIn. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Davey, Liane M.; Bobocel, D. Ramona; Son Hing, Leanne S.; Zanna, Mark P. (September 1999). "Preference for the Merit Principle Scale: An Individual Difference Measure of Distributive Justice Preferences". Social Justice Research. 12 (3): 223–240. doi:10.1023/A:1022148418210. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ Bobocel, D. Ramona; Son Hing, Leanne S.; Davey, Liane M.; Stanley, David J.; Zanna, Mark P. (Sep 1998). "Justice-based opposition to social policies: Is it genuine?". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 75 (3): 653–669. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.75.3.653. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Liane Davey: Bio". knightsbridge.com. Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Laney Davey: Bio". psychologytoday.com. Psychology Today. May 20, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Immen, Wallace (June 10, 2010). "Lessons in leadership spill from BP". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The New York Times Bestsellers: Hardcover Business Books: October 2013". The New York Times. October 6, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  13. ^ "The New York Times Bestsellers: Advice, How-to, & Miscellaneous: October 2013". The New York Times. October 13, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ "USA Today Bestselling Books: You First". October 3, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2014.