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Darren Good Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science

Darren Good, PhD

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science
Graziadio Business School

Biography

With a passion for leadership development, executive coaching, and mindfulness, Darren Good, PhD is an award-winning teacher and researcher of applied behavioral sciences. He is an assistant professor in both the MBA and MS in Organization Development programs at the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and conducts research on various aspects of his field.

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 leadership scholar, Dr. Good is widely published in business management and psychological science journals, including the Journal of Management, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, The Journal of Psychology, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Journal of Management and Organization, Ethics and Behavior, and Journal of Change Management. 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 (i.e. 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. The previous year, he was named a 2014 Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar, as well as a Rothschild Research Fellow for his ongoing scholarly contributions to mindfulness at work. Dr. Good 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, Weaterhead 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

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.

Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence (2015), Pepperdine University

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

The Work of Middle Managers: Sensemaking and Sensegiving for Creating Positive Social Change

Individual Ambidexterity: Exploring and Exploiting in Dynamic Contexts

Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Intelligence and Personality Predictors of Sales Leadership Performance

Contemplating Mindfulness at Work

Courses

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

  • OTMT 634: Change Management