Lindy Greer

Lindy Greer

  • Professor for Management and Organizations
  • Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Education
  • PhD Soc Org Psy Leiden University 2008
  • BS Economics University of Pennsylvania 2004

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 615-5002
Email
Room
R4354

Lindred (Lindy) Greer is an Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at Ross as well as the Faculty Director of the Sanger Leadership Center. Her research focuses on how to lead high-performing teams, with specific interests in leadership skills in conflict management, diversity and inclusion, power-flexing, and the communication of emotions. Lindy has published in top management and psychology research outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Science, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. Her work has also been covered in well-known media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, and Fast Company. She has received awards for her research from the Academy of Management  and American Psychological Association and for her teaching from Poets and Quants (Top 40 under 40 Business School Professors) and Michigan Ross (Exeuctive Education Impact Award).

Lindy is currently an Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal, on the boards of six of the top management and psychology journals, and has served on the boards of professional associations such as the International Association of Conflict Management and the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. 

Lindy has 15 years of extensive experience in serving on the board of and/or advising the management teams of both start-ups and publicly traded companies, focusing on enhancing the performance capacity of leadership teams and their ability to lead purpose-driven, high-performing companies.  Within her work for Michigan Ross Executive Education, she regularly coaches C-suite teams on a global basis and designs and runs senior leadership development programs for some of the world’s most influential companies. She specializes in creating high-performing leadership teams and entrepreneurial organizations and in leading culture transformations around teamwork, conflict management, collaboration, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Lindy received her B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She joined the team at Ross in 2019.

Dr. Greer is a world-renowned thought-leader on how to create high-performing teams. She has 15 years of extensive experience in serving on the board of and/or advising the management teams of both start-ups and publicly traded companies, focusing on enhancing the performance capacity of leadership teams and their ability to lead purpose-driven, high-performing companies.  

Dr. Greer currently teaches, coaches, and conducts research on leaders as a professor at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, including via Michigan Ross Executive Education, her curricular MBA teaching, and the Sanger Leadership Center. Within her work in Executive Education, she regularly coaches C-suite teams on a global basis and designs and runs senior leadership development programs for some of the world’s most influential companies. She specializes in creating high-performing leadership teams and entrepreneurial organizations and in leading culture transformations around collaboration, teamwork, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Example companies she has supported include Adient (ADNT), ConvaTec (CNVVY), Exxon Mobil (XOM), General Motors (GM), Google (GOOGL), Sequoia Capital, Life Time (LTH), United States Department of Energy and Office of National Intelligence, Wabash (WNC), and Zachry Group. In addition to her work outside the university in supporting corporate leaders, Dr. Greer also leads leadership development for students on the Ross campus. Dr. Greer has been Faculty Director of the Sanger Leadership Center since 2019. At Sanger, she oversees the stewardship of a ~$20 million endowment, a ~$1 million yearly operating budget, an external board, and a ten-person leadership team which works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to offer over 10k student touch points per year for leadership development across the university. 

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Greer, L.L.
Published Date
03/2022

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Gulf Business
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Sanchez-Burks, J., Bradley, C., & Greer, L. L.
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2021

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Sloan Management Review
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Sanchez-Burks, J., Bradley, C., & Greer, L. L.
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2021

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MIT Sloan Management Review
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COVID-10 and the Workplace: Implications, Issues, and Insights for Future Research and Action

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Kniffen, K.M, Narayanan, J.,...Ashford, S. P., ...Greer, L. L., ...& Van Vugt, M.
Published Date
2021

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American Psychologist
Volume: 
76
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
63-77

Publishing Impactful Research in AMJ: Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Impact Awards.

Authors
Umphress, E.E., Greer, L.L., Muir (Zapata), C.P., & Knight, A.
Published Date
2021

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Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 
64
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
1-6

The Role of Resources in the Success or Failure of Diverse Teams: Resource Scarcity Activates Negative Performance-Detracting Resource Dynamics in Social Category Diverse Teams

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Yu, S., & Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2021

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Organization Science
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Greer, L.L.
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2021

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Entrepreneur (Middle East)
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Ashford, S. J., Sytch, M., & Greer, L. L.
Published Date
2020

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Harvard Business Review
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Sytch, M. & Greer, L. L.
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2020

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MIT Sloan Management Review
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Greer, L.L., & Chu, C.
Published Date
2020

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Current Opinion in Psychology
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
June
Pages: 
162-166
Authors
Lindred Greer
Published Date
03/2020

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Michigan Ross Blog
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Knight, A.P., Greer, L.L., & De Jong, B.
Published Date
2020

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Academy of Management Annals
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-36
Authors
Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2020

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Entrepreneur
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on
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line
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Authors
Chatman, J., Greer, L.L., Sherman, E.L., & Doerr, B.
Published Date
2019

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Organization Science
Volume: 
30
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
235-245
Authors
Yu, S., Greer, L.L., Halevy, N., & Van Bunderen, L.
Published Date
2019

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Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Volume: 
45
Issue: 
12
Pages: 
1717-1733
Authors
Lindred Greer, with Frieda Klotz
Published Date
07/2019

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Sloan Management Review
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Authors
Van Bunderen, L., Greer, L.L., & van Knippenberg, D.
Published Date
2018

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Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 
61
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
1100-1130
Authors
Greer, L.L., De Jong, B.A., Schouten, M.E., & Dannals, J.
Published Date
2018

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Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
103
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
591-613
Authors
Greer, L.L., Van Bunderen, L., & Yu, S.
Published Date
2017

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Research in Organizational Behavior
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
103-124
Authors
Daniels, D., Neale, M.A., & Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2017

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Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Volume: 
139
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
92-105
Authors
Shemla, M., Meyer, B., Greer, L.L., & Jehn, K.A.
Published Date
2016

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Journal of Organizational Behavior
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
s89-s106
Authors
Beersma, B., Greer, L.L., Dalenberg, S., & De Dreu, C.K.W.
Published Date
2016

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Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
16-33
Authors
Sinha, R., Sivanthan, N., Greer, L.L., Conlon, D.E., & Edwards, J.E.
Published Date
2016

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Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
101
Issue: 
7
Pages: 
1045-1055
Authors
Tarakci, M., Greer, L.L., & Groenen, P.J.F.
Published Date
2016

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Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
101
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
415-429
Authors
Saygi, O., Greer, L.L., Van Kleef, G.A., & De Dreu, C.K.W.
Published Date
2015

Source

Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN)
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
993-1014
Authors
De Hoogh, A.H.B., Greer, L.L., & Den Hartog, D.N.
Published Date
2015

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Leadership Quarterly
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
5
Pages: 
687-701
Authors
Saygi, O., Greer, L.L., Van Kleef, G.A., & De Dreu, C.K.W.
Published Date
2014

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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
143-160
Authors
Jehn, K.A., Rispens, S., Jonsen, K. & Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2013

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International Journal of Conflict Management
Volume: 
24
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
352-373
Authors
Homan, A.C. & Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2013

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Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
Volume: 
16
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
105-125
Authors
Greer, L.L. & Bendersky, C.
Published Date
2013

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Negotiation and Conflict Management Research
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
239-252
Authors
Aaldering, H., Greer, L.L., Van Kleef, G.A., & De Dreu, C.K.W.
Published Date
2013

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Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Volume: 
120
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
240-250
Authors
Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2012

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Small Group Research
Volume: 
43
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
655-661
Authors
Greer, L.L., Saygi, O., Aaldering, H., & De Dreu, C.K.W.
Published Date
2012

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Medical Education
Volume: 
46
Issue: 
10
Pages: 
935-942
Authors
De Dreu, C.K.W., Greer, L.L., Handgraaf, M.J.J., Shalvi, S., & van Kleef, G.A.
Published Date
2012

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Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume: 
279
Issue: 
1731
Pages: 
1150-1154
Authors
De Dreu, C.K.W., Shalvi, S., Greer, L.L., Van Kleef, G.A., & Handgraaf, M.J.
Published Date
2012

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PLoS One
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
11
Pages: 
E46751
Authors
Greer, L.L., Homan, A.C., De Hoogh, A.H.B., & Den Hartog, D.N.
Published Date
2012

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Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
97
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
203-213
Authors
De Wit, F., Greer, L.L., & Jehn, K.A.
Published Date
2012

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Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
97
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
360-390
Authors
Rispens, S., Greer, L.L., Jehn, K.A., & Thatcher, S.M.B.
Published Date
2011

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Negotiation and Conflict Management Research
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
277-296
Authors
De Dreu, C.K.W., Greer, L.L., Handgraaf, M.J., van Kleef, G.A., & Shalvi, S.
Published Date
2011

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 
108
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
1262-1266
Authors
Greer, L.L., Caruso, H.M., & Jehn, K.A.
Published Date
2011

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Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Volume: 
116
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
116-128
Authors
Greer, L.L. & van Kleef, G.A.
Published Date
2010

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Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume: 
95
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
1032-1044
Authors
De Dreu, C.K.W., Greer, L.L., Handgraaf, M., Shalvi, S., van Kleef, G.A., Baas, M., ten Velden, F., van Dijk, E., & Feith, S.W.W.
Published Date
2010

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Science
Volume: 
328
Issue: 
5984
Pages: 
1408-1411
Authors
Greer, L.L. & Jehn, K.A.
Published Date
2009

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International Journal of Leadership Studies
Volume: 
5
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
102-120
Authors
Greer, L.L., Jehn, K.A., & Mannix, E.A.
Published Date
2008

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Small Group Research
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
278-302
Authors
Thatcher, S.M.B. & Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2008

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Journal of Management
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
5-24
Authors
Jehn, K.A., Greer, L.L., Levine, S., & Szulanski, G.
Published Date
2008

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Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN)
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
6
Pages: 
465-495
Authors
Rispens, S., Greer, L.L., & Jehn, K.A
Published Date
2007

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International Journal of Conflict Management
Volume: 
18
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
325-344
Authors
Greer, L.L. & Jehn, K.A.
Published Date
2007

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Research on Managing Groups and Teams
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
23-45

Conflict in teams

Authors
Greer, L.L. & Dannals, J.
Published Date
2017

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Somerset, NY: Wiley Blackwell
Pages: 
317-344
The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Team Dynamics, Teamwork, and Collaborative Working
R. Rico, E. Salas, & N. Ashkanasy

Power and conflict in teams

Authors
Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2014

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Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar Publishing.
Pages: 
93-108
Handbook of Research in Conflict Management
N. M. Ashkanasy, O. B. Ayoko, & K. A. Jehn

Diversity as disagreement: The role of intra-group conflict

Authors
Jehn, K.A. & Greer, L.L.
Published Date
2012

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New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Pages: 
179-191
The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work
Q. M. Roberson

Diversity and conflict

Authors
Jehn, K.A., Greer, L.L., & Rupert, J.
Published Date
2008

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 
166-219
Diversity at Work
A. Brief