Linghe Lei is a Ph.D. Candidate in Organisational Behaviour. She majored at Vanderbilt University in Leadership and Organisational Performance, building on five years of work in both China and America in human resource management, teaching, training, and coaching. What motivates her research in OB is her care about individual wellbeing and development in organisations. Her faith is that everyone can grow and realise his/her authentic passion with effort, which is also the essence of working and life.
Her research interest is organisational behaviour at the individual level. Specifically, she is currently focusing on self-monitoring, i.e., self-observation and self-control of one’s expressive behaviours in public settings to meet social appropriateness. She is interested in self-monitoring because it seems to be the opposite of authenticity, which she highly values and trusts to be the essence of a person. She wants to discover how authentic and sincere individuals can shine in organisations.
Related to self-monitoring, she is also researching impression management, emotional intelligence, emotional labour, voice behaviour, etc. She is also interested in the gender differences in these aspects. She is exploring how women can shine by being feminine, i.e., being themselves, rather than by trying to be masculine. She is exploring the uniqueness of women.