Dr. Theresa Glomb, a professor and the Toro Company-David M. Lilly department chair at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, recently gave a talk at Gopher Athletics as part of the Leadership U Speaker Series. In her presentation, she shared research-based “work hacks” that can improve our daily lives and make our work more meaningful and satisfying. The audience consisted of student-athletes, coaches, and staff members.
For nearly 25 years, Dr. Glomb has conducted workplace wellness and mindfulness research, focusing on how small changes can have a positive impact on work and wellbeing. Her highly acclaimed work has been featured in top academic journals and media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Huffington Post. She received her Ph.D. in social, organizational, and individual differences psychology from the University of Illinois and her B.A. in psychology from DePaul University.
Dr. Glomb’s research findings are supported by rigorous studies and influenced by her personal life outside of work. The motto “Work Hard. Have Fun. Choose Kind. Be Present” originated in her family as a reminder to start their day with intention. This intentionality has been integral to her research and is reflected in her TEDx talk, “Let’s Make Work Better.” Each micro-intervention she shared aligns with one of the four tenets of her research, demonstrating how to bring intentionality into our daily lives.
During her talk, Dr. Glomb encouraged the audience to “pan for gold” and find the small nuggets of her research that can greatly impact their lives. Whether it be student-athletes struggling to manage their schedules or senior leaders seeking to be more intentional, everyone could find a “work hack” that could change their approach to their responsibilities, teammates, and work intentions.
Leadership U was privileged to have Dr. Theresa Glomb share her research findings and captivating storytelling with the entire Gopher Athletics community.