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Professor of organizational behavior, Stanford; author, Selfless: The Social Creation of ‘You’

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Social psychologist Lowery’s list of Stanford leadership titles is impressive on its own. In addition to teaching at the university’s business school, he’s a director of the Institute on Race, the Executive Program in Leadership: The Effective Use of Power, the Interpersonal Dynamics for High-Performance Executives initiative, and its Black Leaders Program. Equally impressive, though, is Lowery’s work deepening our understanding of how people perceive and experience inequality. His research—including his book Selfless—sheds light on how people constantly build and rebuild their own sense of identity in response to social forces, an idea with wide-reaching implications for how workplaces approach empathy and connection.

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