Christopher G. Myers, PhD (Management & Organizations, University of Michigan) is an Associate Professor and Academic Director of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, with joint faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality. His research explores questions of learning, development, and innovation in organizations, as well as how people learn vicariously from others’ knowledge and experience at work, and he focuses in particular on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive industries. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, he was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School.
- Ph. D, Business Administration (Management & Organizations), University of Michigan
- BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- Helzer, E.G., Myers, C.G., Fahim, C., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Abernathy, J.H. (Published online ahead-of-print). Gender bias in collaborative medical decision-making: Emergent evidence. Academic Medicine.
- Myers, C.G. (Published online ahead-of-print). Performance benefits of reciprocal vicarious learning in teams. Academy of Management Journal.
- Quinn, R.W., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Simmons, S. (Published online ahead-of-print). How did you do that? Exploring the motivation to learn from others' exceptional success. Academy of Management Discoveries.
- Spreitzer, G.S., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Mayer, D.M. (Published online ahead-of-print). The conceptual and empirical value of a positive lens: An invitation to organizational scholars to develop novel research questions. Academy of Management Perspectives.
- Myers, C.G., Sateia, H.F., & Desai, S.V. (2018). Association between team learning behavior and reduced burnout among medicine residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(12) 2037–2039.
- Myers, C.G. (2018). Coactive vicarious learning: Toward a relational theory of vicarious learning in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 43(4), 610-634.
- Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Social media as a platform for surgical learning: Use and engagement patterns among robotic surgeons. Annals of Surgery, 267(2), 233 – 235.
- Kopelman, S., Hardin, A.E., Myers, C.G., & Tost, L.P. (2016). Cooperation in multicultural negotiations: How the cultures of people with low and high power interact. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(5), 721 – 730.
- Marchiondo, L.A., Myers, C.G., & Kopelman, S. (2015). The relational nature of leadership identity construction: How and when it influences perceived leadership and decision-making. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(5), 892 – 908.
- DeRue, D.S., Ashford, S.J., & Myers, C.G. (2012). Learning agility: In search of conceptual clarity and theoretical grounding. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5(3), 258–279.
- Chen, P., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Garcia, S.M. (2012). The hierarchical face: Higher rankings lead to less cooperative looks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(2), 479 – 486.
- Behavioral Science: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
- Leadership Development Expedition: Belize and Norway
- Foundations of Leadership & Management
- The Academy for Health Care Leadership & Management
Honors and distinctions
- Editorial Board Member: Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Group & Organization Management, and Journal of Service Management (Expert Research Panel on Health Service)
- Research Advisory Board Member, Center for Positive Organizations, 2019 – Present
- Elected Representative-at-Large, Academy of Management MOC Division, 2018 – Present
- Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School), 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Alumni Graduation Speaker (UM Ross School of Business PhD Celebration), 2018
- Visiting Education Overseas Expert (National Healthcare Group, Singapore), 2017
- Best Dissertation-based Paper Award (Academy of Management MOC Division), 2016
- Making Connections Award (Academy of Management OB Division), 2011
- Phi Beta Kappa Society (Alpha of North Carolina Chapter)
- Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society (Alpha of North Carolina Chapter)
Impact and engagement
Selected Articles for Practicing Leaders
- Myers, C.G., & Doyle, M. (2020, February). Get adventurous with your leadership training. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Zhang, C., Myers, C.G., & Mayer, D.M. (2018, September). To cope with stress, try learning something new. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G., & Sutcliffe, K.M. (2018, August). How discrimination against female doctors hurts patients. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2017, October). Surgeons are using social media to share and learn new skills. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Ghaferi, A.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Pronovost, P.J. (2016, August). The next wave of hospital innovation to make patients safer. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G. (2015, November). Is your company encouraging employees to share what they know? Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Organizations & Policymakers:
- Jain, A., Dai, T., Bibee, K., & Myers, C.G. (2020). Covid-19 created an elective surgery backlog. How can hospitals get back on track? Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
- Myers, C.G. (Published online ahead-of-print). Vicarious learning in the time of coronavirus. Behavioral Science & Policy.
- Barton, M.A., Christianson, M.K, Myers, C.G., & Sutcliffe, K.M. (Published online ahead-of-print). Resilience-in- action: Leading for resilience in response to COVID-19. BMJ Leader.
Selected Perspectives and Commentaries on Healthcare:
- Russell, S.W., Desai, S.V., O’Rourke, P., Ahuja, N., Patel, A., Myers, C.G., Zulman, D., Sateia, H.F., Berkenblit, G.V., Johnson, E.N., & Garibaldi, B.T. (2020). The genealogy of teaching clinical reasoning and diagnostic skill: The GEL study. Diagnosis, 7(3), 197-203.
- Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Ferrari, B.T. (2019). Treating the “Not-Invented-Here Syndrome” in medical leadership: Learning from the insights of outside disciplines. Academic Medicine, 94(10), 1416–1418.
- Myers, C.G., Lu-Myers, Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Excising the “surgeon ego” to accelerate progress in the culture of surgery. BMJ, 363, k4537.
- Lu-Myers, Y., & Myers, C.G. (2018). Incorporating interpersonal skills into otolaryngology resident selection and training. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 158(1), 21–23.
- Myers, C.G., & Pronovost, P.J. (2017). Making management skills a core component of medical education. Academic Medicine, 92(5), 582 – 584.
In the media
- Exceptional Success Stories Motivate Workers to Learn (8/25/2020). AOM Insights.
- Don’t Just Learn From Failure; Learn From Your Successes (5/10/2019). The Wall Street Journal.
- Take Your Ego Back to School, Surgeons Told (1/20/19). The Sunday Times.
- Feeling Stressed at Work? Try Learning Something New (12/11/18). CNBC.
- Why Business Training for Physicians Can Improve Patient Care (11/30/18). American Association for Physician Leadership.
- What's The Best Way To Transfer Knowledge? (You Can't Learn Surgery By Watching) (9/8/15). Forbes.