11: Impression Management in Abusive Organizations with Wade Mullen, Part 1

Author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Wade Mullen, joins Amy Fritz for a conversation about impression management.

In 2018, Mullen earned a PhD in leadership and did his dissertation on how evangelical organizations use impression management strategies in the wake of an image-threatening event. He specifically focused on Mars Hill Church, Sovereign Grace Ministries (now Sovereign Grace Churches), and Bob Jones University for his dissertation.

In this episode Mullen shares the red flags of organizations using impression management in an abusive way, why it's so hard for leaders/organizations to apologize, and the role of a bystander.

Wade Mullen's website.
Mullen's dissertation.
Wade on Twitter.
Wade's book, Something's Not Right: Decoding the Hidden Tactics of Abuse and Freeing Yourself from its Power.

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life

Find us here:
Amy Fritz
Untangled Faith

Amy Fritz
Untangled Faith

Untangled Faith

Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/untangledfaith)