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Executive Education
Faculty

Nathanael Fast

Associate Professor of Management and Organization

Nathanael Fast studies the underpinnings of power and influence in organizations and society. His research examines the psychological determinants and consequences of hierarchy, social networks, and new technology adoption, with implications for the future of work. He directs the Hierarchy, Networks, & Technology Lab (HiNT Lab) at USC and is Co-Director of the Psychology of Technology Institute. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University and has been recognized for both teaching and research, including USC’s Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, and Poets & Quants “Best 40 B-school Profs Under the Age of 40.”

Current Courses:

Transform into a leader that employees will be eager to follow

What fuels you? Through a unique approach that is backed by science and widely tested with executives, you will hone your sense of higher purpose as a leader while developing new tools and strategies for growing your power and influence. This program will simultaneously help you identify your leadership objectives, find and maximize your unique sources of power, and turn your purpose into reality....

Programs for Organizations:

Power, Influence, Persuasion, and Heroic Leadership – Custom Designed Curriculum for Programs for Organizations

Articles & Research:

Fast, N. J., & Chen, S. (2009). When the boss feels inadequate: Power, incompetence, and aggressionPsychological science20(11), 1406-1413.

Fast, N. J., Gruenfeld, D. H., Sivanathan, N., & Galinsky, A. D. (2009). Illusory control: A generative force behind power’s far-reaching effectsPsychological Science20(4), 502-508.

Fast, N. J., Sivanathan, N., Mayer, N. D., & Galinsky, A. D. (2012). Power and overconfident decision-makingOrganizational behavior and human decision processes117(2), 249-260.

Articles & Research:

Fast, N. J., & Chen, S. (2009). When the boss feels inadequate: Power, incompetence, and aggressionPsychological science20(11), 1406-1413.

Articles & Research:

Fast, N. J., Gruenfeld, D. H., Sivanathan, N., & Galinsky, A. D. (2009). Illusory control: A generative force behind power’s far-reaching effectsPsychological Science20(4), 502-508.

Articles & Research:

Fast, N. J., Sivanathan, N., Mayer, N. D., & Galinsky, A. D. (2012). Power and overconfident decision-makingOrganizational behavior and human decision processes117(2), 249-260.


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