More from Patricia Hewlin's Recent Media Coverage


The power of being authentic at work

In a recent WorkLife podcast by Adam Grant, he delves into the power of authenticity in the workplace as a means for happier, more productive workers. Along the way, he grounds his discussion in Professor Patricia Hewlin’s research on facades of conformity at work.

Published: 12 Apr 2019

A little authenticity goes a long way

Watch as Professor Patricia Hewlin explores the dimensions of authenticity in life and work with McGill’s New York alumnae chapter on February 9, 2019.

“When people stretch themselves a bit more and begin to incorporate more of their values in their work and lives, it’s so much more fulfilling...when authenticity is done well it’s generative,” says Prof. Hewlin.

Published: 12 Feb 2019

Professor Hewlin joins leadership conference

Professor Patricia Hewlin has been invited to share her research on authenticity in the workplace at the upcoming Empathetic Leadership conference organized by WXN in Montreal.

Published: 7 Feb 2019

How companies can thrive when employees feel a calling

Businesses with sights set on boosting their performance may want to take a closer look at the people they are hiring. According to research co-authored by Professor Patricia Hewlin, employees with a calling are bound to be strong performers.

Published: 16 Jan 2019

What can we glean from an unusual G7 summit?

Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin joined a panel on CBC News to comment on the G7 summit as it unfolded.

For Prof. Hewlin, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s focus on the positive was the right approach in the midst of President Trump’s aggressive stance toward other G7 members. 

Watch on CBC News

Published: 11 Jun 2018

Professor Hewlin on how the G7 can help future women entrepreneurs

In an opinion piece for The Globe and Mail, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin makes the case for a continued commitment on behalf of the G7 to empower women entrepreneurs and provide them with equal access to the resources that will catalyze their businesses.

Published: 6 Jun 2018

What Black Panther can teach us about the power of authenticity at work

In a recent opinion piece for Huffington Post Quebec, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin uses the box-office sensation Black Panther to illustrate some of her findings on authenticity and conformity in the workplace.

Published: 8 Mar 2018

Building cohesive values amid fragmentation at work

As businesses expand, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has shown that there is a higher chance for corporate values to misalign with the personal values of people working for them, which can yield harmful results for employees and organizations alike.

Published: 21 Feb 2018

Freedom of expression makes for happier workplaces

According to new research conducted by Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin, employees who conform to workplace values that they do not necessarily believe in are more likely to be less engaged at work, or even burn out.

“Managers should encourage employees to voice their opinions without fear of repercussions.

Published: 15 Dec 2017

Diversity of thought is an asset for companies

Research by Desautels professor Patricia Hewlin finds that employees often feel pressured to conform to company values to succeed at work, which, ultimately, compromises company performance and employee well-being.

This is especially the case when managers act with a strong sense of integrity. Prof. Hewlin’s research suggests that companies must instead encourage employees to voice their opinions without fear of repercussion.

Published: 19 Oct 2017

New Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

Desautels professors are behind some of the most unique research projects in the world

This week, we replaced the exterior billboards along the Bronfman building façade. Our new bilingual campaign showcases a diverse selection of change-making students, professors, alumni and McGill Dobson Cup participants.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

Desautels Professor named guest editor of major business journal

Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has been invited to serve as guest editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes’ (OBHDP) “Authenticity at Work” issue. Prof. Hewlin was co-author of a study on leader integrity and worker conformity.

OBHDP is one of the Financial Times’ top-50 business journals, and publishes on organizational behaviour and judgement in business.

Published: 19 Sep 2017

Tenure time

Tenure is granted to professors and librarians in recognition of excellent performance – and is the University’s strongest guarantee of academic freedom in research, teaching, and service. The year-long application process is a rigorous evaluation of performance.

At its May 16, 2016, meeting, McGill’s Board of Governors granted tenure to the 50 people in the 2015-2016 tenure cohort.

Published: 26 May 2016

Bridging the Gap Between Gender and Leadership: Exploring the Real - Explicit and Implicit - Reasons Behind the Absence of Women on the 2014-2015 MUS Executive Council

McGill Women in Leadership (MWIL), Deautels Women in Business (DWIB), TEDxMontreal Women, the National Women in Business Conference, the Intercollegiate Business Convention. Evidently, as the non-exhaustive list above demonstrates, there are many occasions for women at McGill to thrive and shine in the area of leadership, where they are chronically and critically underrepresented.

Published: 6 Feb 2015

Choose to Prevent “Decision Fatigue”

How do you like your morning coffee - black or double-double? How about an espresso or a vanilla latté, with or without an extra pump of vanilla and whipped cream? What shirt will you wear? How about your shoes? Will you drive to work or take the subway?

You haven't even started your day, but you already have been bombarded with decisions that must be made.

Published: 14 Mar 2014