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Darren Good Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Darren Good, PhD

Associate Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
Graziadio Business School

Biography

Dr. Good is an award winning teacher and researcher. He received the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence -- the highest teaching award at Pepperdine. In 2014, we was named the Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar, awarded to emerging scholars with promise to make significant contributions. Recently, Dr. Good won the 2021 Best Paper and Scholarly Impact Award at the Journal of Management -- given to the article that most influenced the field of management.

Dr. Good seeks to inspire and enlighten his students beginning with their personal development to help them affect their influence when they embark on their careers. Courses taught by Dr. Good include leadership development, change management, organization behavior, and group dynamics. In addition to preparing students in the classroom, Dr. Good teaches working professionals through his conference presentations and consulting practice.

An active scholar, Dr. Good is widely published in business management and psychological science journals, such as the Journal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Journal of Management and Organization. He also serves as associate editor, organizational psychology for the journal, Frontiers in Psychology.

Dr. Good is considered among the leading scholars addressing the topic of mindfulness in the workplace. Over the past decade, he has helped organize dialogue on this emergent scholarship at conferences including early conversations that brought together scholars to look at the phenomena from multiple disciplines; leading management scholars interfacing with leading neuroscientists and psychologists. Dr. Good also regularly delivers speeches and training on this topic with organizations and their leadership.

In 2015, Dr. Good received the Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2014 he was named Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar, as well as a Rothschild Research Fellow for his ongoing scholarly contributions to mindfulness at work. In 2013, he was awarded a Julian Virtue Scholarship in 2013.

Dr. Good holds a doctorate in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University, an MA in psychology from Pepperdine University, and a BA in sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He also attended the Gestalt Clinical Training Program at the Gestalt Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.

Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Dr. Good was a manager with Unicast Communications, a division of Bcom3, and held several positions as an account executive for advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and True North Communications.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University,  PhD in Organizational Behavior. July 2009, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Pepperdine University, MA in Psychology, December 2002 

  • University of Wisconsin, BA in Sociology, December 1997

  • Gestalt Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, The Gestalt Clinical Training Program, 2006 – 2008

  • Lyddy, C. Good, D. Bolino, M. Thompson, P. Stephens, J. (2021) The costs of mindfulness at work: The moderating role of mindfulness in surface acting, self-control depletion, and performance outcomes. Journal Of Applied Psychology.
  • Caporale-Berkowitz, N. Boyer, B. Lyddy, C. Good, D. Rochlen, A. Parent, M. Search Inside Yourself: Investigating the effects of a widely adopted mindfulness-at-work development program (2021). International Journal of Workplace Health Management.
  • Lyddy, C. Good, D. Bolino, M. Thompson, P. Stephens, J. (2021) Where mindfulness falls short. Harvard Business Review.
  • Roche, M., Good, D.J., Tuckey, M., Lyddy, C., Grazier, M., Leroy, H., Hulsheger, U. (Forthcoming). A Swiss
    army knife? How science challenges our understanding of mindfulness in the workplace. Organization
    Dynamics.(49), 100766.
  • Good, D. J., & Lyddy, C. J. (2017). Explaining how mindfulness consistently brings positive workplace
    outcomes. LSE Business Review.
  • Good, D.J., & Cavanaugh, K. (2017). It takes a (virtual) village: Exploring the role of a career community to
    support sensemaking as a proactive socialization practice. Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 97.
  • Good, D. J., Lyddy, C. J., Glomb, T. M., & Bono, J. E. (2016). Mindfulness has big impacts for performance,
    decision-making and career longevity. LSE Business Review.
  • Good, D.J., Lyddy, C., Glomb, T., Bono, J., Brown, K.W., Duffy, M., Baer, R. Brewer, J., & Lazar, S. (2016). Contemplating mindfulness: An integrative review. The Journal of Management. (Forthcoming).
  • McMahon, J., & Good, D.J. (2015). The moral metacognition scale: Development and validation. Ethics and Behavior, (Forthcoming).
  • Good, D.J. (2014). Predicting real-time adaptive performance in a dynamic context. The Journal of Management and Organization, 20 (6), 715-732.
  • Jules, C., & Good, D.J. (2014). Paradox in context: Advances in theory and practice. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 50 (2), 123-126.
  • Good, D.J., & Michel, E. (2013). Individual ambidexterity: Exploring and exploiting in dynamic contexts. The Journal of Psychology, 147(5), 435–453.
  • Sharma, G., & Good, D.J. (2013). The work of middle managers: Sensemaking and sensegiving for creating positive social change. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 49(1), 95-122.
  • Good, D.J., Yeganeh, B., & Yeganeh, R. (2013). Cognitive behavioral executive coaching. In R. Woodman, W. Passmore, & A. Shani (Eds.), Research in Organizational Change and Development. 21, 175-200. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Good, D.J., & Yeganeh, B. (2012). Cognitive agility: Adapting to real-time decision making at work. Organization Development Practitioner, 44(2),13-17.
  • Yeganeh, B., & Good, D.J. (2012). Micro-actions: They impact results. Leadership Excellence, 29(3), 15.
  • Boyatzis, R., Good, D.J., Massa, R. (2012). Predicting financial performance from emotional and social intelligence competencies, cognitive intelligence and personality. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 19(2), 191-201.
  • Yeganeh, B., & Good, D.J. (2011). Metaphorically speaking: Microblogging as a way to reframe workplace interaction. Organization Development Practitioner, 43(3),12-17.
  • Good, D.J. & Sharma, G. (2010). A little more rigidity: Firming the construct of leader flexibility. Journal of Change Management, 2, 155-174.
  • Good, D.J., Yeganeh, B., & Yeganeh, R. (2010). Cognitive behavioral executive coaching: A structure for increasing flexibility. Organization Development Practitioner, 42(3), 18-23.
  • Good, D.J., & Coombe, D. (2009). Giving multi-source feedback a face-lift. Journal of Change Management, 1, 109-126.
  • Bradbury, H., Good, D.J., & Robson, L. (2005). Relational bases for organizing, In S. Schuman (Eds.), Creating a Culture of Collaboration. San Francisco: Jossey- Bass.
  • Journal of Management - 2021 Best Paper and Scholarly Impact Award
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence (2015), Pepperdine University
  • Good, D., & Lyddy, C. (2019). Workplace Mindfulness: What are the actual Benefits according to the Latest Science. Annual Mindful Leader Summit, Washington D.C.
  • Hall, K., Michel, E., Buis, B., Ji., Qi, Leon, M., Good, D., Pugh, H.Ji Qi. (2019). A Meta-analytic Review of
    Service Leader Behavior: Unit- vs. Individual-level Effects. Journal of Service Research Forum, Naperville, IL.
  • Beer, M., Good, D., Lyddy, C., Freeman, K., Henderson, R., Isaacs., K., Langstaff, D., Thakor, A. (2019).
    Challenges on the Journey to Developing a Higher Purpose Organization: Research, Theory and
    Practice. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Lyddy, C., Good, D. (2019). Trait mindfulness related to less social loafing. Academy of Management
    Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Lyddy, C. Good, D. Academy of Management. , Boston, MA - "Mindfulness: Exploring A Potential Factor Reducing Retaliation in Teams" August, 2019
  • Lee, A., Good, D., & Lyddy, C. (2019). The science and practice of mindfulness in the workplace.
    Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology. Washington, D.C.
  • Ahlvik, C., Lyddy, C., Good, D., Reina, C., Reb, J. (2018). Overworked and under-resourced: A mindfulness
    intervention for middle manager well-being. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    “ODC Best Paper Award”
  • Lavine, M., Spreitzer, G., Antonacopoulou, E., Baker, W., Brickson, S., Cameron, K., Gittel, J., Good, D.,
    Quinn, R. (2018). Using positive organizational scholarship to innovate and enliven organizational behavior and management teaching. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Bono, J., Druskat, V., Fisher, C., Good, D.J., Lei, Z., Lyddy, C., Margolis, J., & Resick, C. (2017). Present
    together: Incubating research at the interface of mindfulness and teams. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Good, D.J., & Lyddy, C. (2016). Mindfulness at work. International Symposium for Contemplative Studies,
    San Diego, CA.
  • VanOosten, E., Passarelli, A., Boyatzis, R., Good, D.J., Jules, C., Taylor (2016). Frontiers in coaching research.
    Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. “MED Best Symposium Award”
  • Hyland, P., Fernandez, R., Good, D.J., Hulsheger, U., Lee, A., (2016). Mindfulness in the workplace: Current
    research, practice and future directions. Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology. Anaheim, CA.
  • Good, D.J., & Lyddy, C. (2015). Mindfulness made easy: Incubating connections to mainstream management Research. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CA. Forthcoming
  • Good, D.J. (2015). Well being and daily tracker: A learning team assignment. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, La Verne, CA.
  • Good, D.J., & Lyddy, C. (2014). Selfless-esteem? testing if mindfulness inoculates against self-esteem threat. International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Boston, MA.
  • Good, D.J., & Lyddy, C. (2014). Trait mindfulness as a shield against self-esteem threat. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Good, D.J., & Lyddy, C. (2014). Mind in work: reviewing the business case for mindfulness. Annual International Scientific Conference for Clinicians, Researchers & Educators. Boston, MA.
  • Good, D.J., & Cavanaugh, K. (2013). Geographically dispersed sensemaking: Using an online career community as a tool for proactive socialization amongst first year faculty. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Good, D.J., Lyddy, C., & Reb, J. (2013). Eastern mindfulness at work: The cutting edge of scholarship. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Good, D.J., Yeganeh, B., & Yeganeh, R (2013). Research trajectories in organizational change and development: cognitive behavioral executive coaching. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Orlando, FL.
  • McMahon, J., & Good, D.J. (2013). Moral metacognition scale: development and validation. Society for Business Ethics, Orlando, FL.
  • Lavine, M., & Good, D.J. (2013). Focusing on the few to serve the many: Improving teaching effectiveness through the focal student technique. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Asheville, NC.
  • Good, D.J., Lyddy, C., & Leroy, H. (2012). Mindfulness research and practice: building bridges across disciplines. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Good, D.J., Lyddy, C., & Leroy, H. (2012). Beyond the informal economy of attention: eastern mindfulness at work. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Jules, C., & Good, D.J. (2011). Cultivating paradoxical mindsets in leadership: Exploring contradictions and paralysis in management. Organizational Development Network Annual Conference, Baltimore,MD.
  • Good, D.J., & Jules, C. (2011). Cultivating paradoxical mindsets in leadership: Exploring contradictions and paralysis in management. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Lyddy, C., & Good, D.J. (2011). Enlightening modern management with ancient wisdom: Eastern mindfulness in organization Science. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio,TX.
  • Clark, J., Freidman, J., Good, D. J., & Myers, M. (2011). Making lemonade out of lemons: How we can transform clichés into exciting opportunities to enrich our learning conversations and deepen our connection to students and colleagues. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Milwaukee, WI.
  • Good, D.J. (2010). Coaching with compassion: Discoveries of the ideal and the cognitively agile. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, CA.
  • Good, D.J., Myers, M. (2010). Daring to care for early career faculty: Innovative models to support transition and foster success, All Academy Theme, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Montreal, CA.
  • Good, D.J. (2010). Towards a better understanding of individual adaptability at work. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, CA.
  • Good, D.J., Lavine, M., & Myers, M. (2010). Newcomer status as a generative resource: reflections from a first year community of practice. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Albequerque, NM.
  • Good, D.J. (2009). Cognitive agility: A real-time adaptive capacity. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Good, D.J., & Sharma, G. (2009). A little more rigidity: Firming up the construct of leader flexibility. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Good, D.J., & Yeganeh, R., & Yeganeh, B. (2009). Cognitive behavioral executive coaching: A generative merging of practices. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Good, D.J., & Coombe, D. (2008). Giving multi-source feedback a face-lift. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Anaheim, California "ODC Best Student Paper Award Finalist"
  • Good, D.J., & Coombe, D. (2008). An about face for multi-source feedback. Proceedings of the International Conference for Social Intelligence. Boston, MA
  • Good, D.J., & Yeganeh, B. (2006). Mindfulness in moments of monotony. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Robson, L., Good, D.J., Bradbury, H. (2005). Designing inter-organizational collaborations. Positive Design Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Bradbury, H., Good, D.J., & Robson, L. (2005). Inter-organizational tensility. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Ascendant Scholar (2014), Western Academy of Management
  • Rothschild Research Fellow (2014), Pepperdine University
  • Julian Virtue Scholarship (2013), Pepperdine University
  • https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/perspectives/peace-keeping-why-mindfulness-is-the-future-of-successful-workplaces/
  • https://www.smartbrief.com/author/darren-good-and-christopher-lyddy
  • https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-brain-research-neuroscience/
  • https://www.bestpracticeinstitute.org/webinar-detail/960-the-louis-carter-show-with-special-guest-dr-darren-good.html
  • https://www.americanexpress.com/en-us/business/trends-and-insights/articles/mindfulness-in-management-how-meditation-can-help-solve-workplace-problems/
  • https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cutting-through-the-corporate-mindfulness-hype_b_9512998
  • https://www.inc.com/arianna-huffington-richard-davidson/this-study-says-you-shouldnt-let-your-employees-meditate-its-totally-wrong-heres-why.html
  • https://www.hrdive.com/news/what-does-outcry-over-amazon-amazen-mental-health-kiosks-say-about-corporate-wellness/601942/
  • https://hbr.org/2021/06/my-fixation-on-time-management-almost-broke-me
  • https://hbr.org/2020/08/why-your-team-should-practice-collective-mindfulness
  • https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/worklife/careers/a9178000/meditation-improve-working-day/

Courses

  • BSCI 607: Personal Development for Leaders
  • BSCI 651: Human Behavior in Organizations

  • OTMT 634: Change Management