July 16, 2021

10:00-11:00 a.m. ET

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Ethan Kross
Professor of Psychology and Management & Organizations
University of Michigan

About the talk

We all struggle to avoid overthinking in our work and our personal lives from time to time—but after a year of crisis and uncertainty, negative self-talk is on the rise like never before. Award-winning psychologist and author of the instant national bestseller Chatter, Ethan Kross studies how the conversations we have with ourselves shape our lives in surprising ways, from our health and our job performance to our relationships and decision-making.

Join us for this fireside chat hosted by Dave Mayer, where Kross will share his cutting-edge research and real-world case studies to help you harness the power of your inner voice. He’ll reveal how you can improve productivity and wellbeing in your own life, as well as help you become a wiser leader to others.

About Kross

Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory.

He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed about his work on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His research has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and New England Journal of Medicine and Science. His recently released first book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It, is a National Bestseller.


David Mayer, John H. Mitchell Professor of Business Ethics, Michigan Ross

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