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Good People, Bad Managers: An Evening with Prof. Sam Culbert
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
MSCI Ltd (map )
10 Bishops Square, Ninth Flr, London

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Contact: Sam Rubandhas (MBA '06)

There’s far more bad management behavior taking place today than the well-intentioned doling it out realize. But the biggest mystery is why people are calling this bad behavior “good enough.” Today’s managers work in a success and self-preservation mindset, a mindset that doesn’t always translate to a productive and mission-oriented environment. Too many erroneous assumptions are involved when following the mainstream tenets of work culture, which sap morale, well-being, and performance at both the individual and organizational levels.

In Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions, author Samuel A. Culbert makes readers aware of the bad habits that are routinely followed by well-intended managers. The book shows how managers see themselves in competitive situations while having to portray themselves as consummate team players. They pretend to be objective, unbiased, as putting company’s interests ahead of their own, open to criticism, authentic in their dealings — all things they’re not.

Please join UCLA Anderson and UCLA alumni for a unique, interactive evening with Sam Culbert, award winning author of "Good People Bad Managers". Made possible by Zoom technology, this event will feature a real-time lecture and interactive Q&A with Prof. Sam Culbert live streamed from Los Angeles. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with your local network and access thought leadership from UCLA Anderson’s world-renowned faculty.

Good People, Bad Managers is available on Amazon.

About Sam Culbert: 

Schooled with a B.S. in systems engineering and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, add in expertise in group dynamics and a consultant’s license to ask people what they actually think, and you get a professor with a way of understanding events and interpreting people’s actions that reveals a good deal that most people miss. That’s Samuel Culbert, UCLA Anderson professor of management and organizations, and it begins to describe what he’s able to uncover with his research and the insights he provokes with his teaching.

Culbert believes most managers are well-intentioned. But he also sees them immersed in a cultural force field that often has them disoriented — “engaged in actions having consequences they need to be aware of and do more about.” To that end he’s written several books aimed at informing managers, students and other researchers about what’s taking place and needs revising, efforts that have earned him a muckraker's reputation. (More...)