Peter Frost, author of "Toxic Emotions at Work"

Time: 2/4/2004 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Biology 234

Dr. Frost will discuss his research and his new book, “Toxic Emotions at Work” (Harvard Business School Press, 2003). In his book, he argues that a world run on human capital requires human responses to the often harsh realities of business-and most leaders are shirking this vital responsibility. Consequently, self-appointed pain managers-”toxin handlers”-are currently shouldering the burden of emotional pain for entire organizations. Frost also discusses the main sources of organizational toxicity, and outlines ways organizations can develop and formalize caring and constructive responses. “Toxic Emotions” is the 2003 recipient of the prestigious George R. Terry Award from the Academy of Managment. A passionate educator, Frost is also the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 1998 Academy of Management Distinguished Educator Award. He is the Edgar F. Kaiser Chair of Organizational Behavior, the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Frost’s visit is co-sponsored by the CII, TLA, and Western’s Center for Excellence in Management Education.

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