Browse Archives by Keyword: Ethics
Effects of Emotional Exhaustion on Ethical Behavior
Bruno Lussier, PhD, Nathaniel N. Hartmann, PhD, and Willy Bolander, PhD
With tight deadlines and sales goals to meet, agents often face temptations to behave unethically in order to get ahead. Our research suggests that unethical behavior actually decreases overall sales performance and that emotional exhaustion increases the likelihood of those unethical behaviors
The Risks of Ethical Behavior
Matthew J. Quade, PhD, Rebecca L. Greenbaum, PhD, and Mary B. Mawritz, PhD
At every firm, there are employees who will adhere to a strict ethical standard and those who value performance above all else. Our team examined what happens when there are disparities in ethical practice and job performance between employees and how ethics may have unintended consequences on the social landscape of your office
Boundary Conditions of Ethical Leadership: Stress as a Potential Inhibitor
Matthew J. Quade, PhD, Sara Jansen Perry, PhD, and Emily M. Hunter, PhD
In this article, we study the relationship between ethical leadership and employee deviance and turnover intentions, considering the role of hindrance stress from the leader and the job. Our findings show that ethical leaders who also impose additional demands are perceived to miss the mark in providing proper social support are likely to have deviant or withdrawing employees
The Stigma Turbine: (De)Stigmatization in the Real Estate Market
Jane E. Machin, PhD, Ann M. Mirabito, PhD, and Natalie Ross Adkins, PhD
You have probably experienced situations where buyers, homes, or entire neighborhoods have been stigmatized. The emotional reactions created by stigmas can prevent your buyers from making smart decisions and can limit your sales opportunities
The Skillset Needed for Sales Success
Charles Fifield, MBA
The goals in professional selling are to build relationships and to sell value resulting in win-win outcomes. To do so, certain critical skills are required, including: relationship management, effective communication, and value-adding capabilities
What's the Best Thank You?
Peggy Liu, BS, Cait Lamberton, PhD, and Kelly Haws, PhD
Acknowledgments and thank yous are given every day in nearly all professions, from real estate to acting to retail shopping. Though such thank yous are common, people rarely put much thought into how various forms of such acknowledgements might be received differently.
What Makes Working in Sales Satisfying: Who You Work With or What You Work For?
Kirk Wakefield, PhD
What makes your work satisfying? Does what drives you to succeed ultimately lead you to be satisfied with your job? Compared to most other things, which of these best describe what motivates you to reach your goals?
Protect and Prevent: Neutralizations and Unethical Sales Behavior
Laura Serviere-Munoz, PhD and Michael L. Mallin, PhD
For real estate professionals, neutralizations are of great relevance. A sales role presents challenges and pressures that may sometimes cloud good ethical judgment. Given the knowledge of neutralizations and the principles presented, real estate brokers and agents can begin to..
Improving Sales Performance Through Moral Judgment
Charles H. Schwepker, Jr., PhD, David J. Good, PhD and Lindsay B. Odneal, MBA Candidate
To be successful in today's challenging economic conditions creates significant pressure on salespeople's ethical behavior. Moral judgment, a precursor to ethical behavior..
Using Workplace Wellness to Strengthen Your Sales Organization
Ann M. Mirabito, PhD, William B. Baun, and Leonard L. Berry, PhD
Joe is a highly successful broker in northern Virginia. Until a month ago, his life seemed ideal. He enjoyed a professional reputation for integrity and insight. Scores of agents..