FGLP Lecturer, Mary Shapiro, Interviewed by “Boss and Tonic”
Mary Shapiro, professor at Simmons College School of Management, was recently interviewed by “Boss and Tonic,” an online blog that profiles successful women. She has hosted FGLP students in her “Team Decision Making” lecture, which has been rated highly for its participatory design and focus on learning how to be a successful leader.
For more than 25 years, Ms. Shapiro has served as an Organization Behavior faculty at Simmons College, teaching undergraduates, MBA students, and executives. She specializes in three areas: team building and leadership, influential communication across diverse stakeholders, and strategic career management.
Ms. Shapiro researches and publishes in the areas of women, their careers, their risk-taking, and their use of power. She co-authored two books on interviewing and career management, co-authored two books on career management with SOM colleague, Dr. Cynthia Ingols, Take Charge of Your Career (2005), and A Smart, Easy Guide to Interviewing (2003) which extend an understanding of interviewing and work strategies to include the nuances of gender and many dimensions of diversity.. She also developed “The Communication Styles Diagnostic,” an online tool that has been used by thousands of managers to improve their effectiveness with individuals and teams.