Dr. Liane Davey

Organizational Psychologist, Team Effectiveness Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author

Dr. Liane Davey

This is the most valuable and effective team process with which I have ever been involved. Senior leaders readily relate to her approach.

Anne Berend,
Rogers Communications , VP, Human Resources

Known as the “teamwork doctor,” Liane Davey knows how to create high performing teams. Having worked with organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, from across the globe helping teams from the frontlines to the boardroom, she has developed a unique perspective on the challenges that teams face—and how to solve them.

Her mission is to transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute, and, using her expertise in strategy and group dynamics, she delivers the perfect combination of education and entertainment that leaders and teams need to make an immediate impact on their organizations.

New York Times bestselling author of You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, Liane has worked with a variety of renowned businesses including Amazon, Walmart, TD Bank, RBC, Bayer, KPMG, Aviva, Maple Leaf Foods, and SONY Interactive Entertainment. Her latest book, The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track, shares real-world examples and practical tools that any team can use to handle even the most contentious conflicts as allies instead of adversaries.

She is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and is sought after by media outlets, including CNN, NPR, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, and Forbes, for her expertise on increasing productivity, enhancing engagement, developing leaders, and as one client put it, “dealing with the damn drama!”

Liane has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She is also passionate advocate for mental health and currently sits on the Board of Governors for the Psychology Foundation of Canada.

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  • How to Get Your Contributions Recognized

    Dr. Liane Davey

    It’s a really fine line trying to make sure that on a team you get recognized for your contributions without coming across as arrogant or breathing in your own fumes. At the same time it’s an important thing to do.

  • Why You Should Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Dr. Liane Davey

    The best advice I can give you is advice that I’m coming to understand and I think no matter how long you are into your career it’s something that you have to work on every day is that if you want to excel, if you want to succeed in any form of life: your full relatio...

  • How to Revolutionize Your Ladylike Behaviour

    Dr. Liane Davey

    So I think the idea if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all is one of those many things in that idea of what ladylike behaviour was that we are very polite, that we always make sure there’s décor and we save face and unfortunately what that m...

  • How to Establish Productive Conflict

    Dr. Liane Davey

    Productive conflict of probably one of the biggest “asks” that I make in You First. In the whole book I had to leave that until the last chapter because I felt we had to build towards that because it’s such a difficult thing to do.

  • The Art of Saying No

    Dr. Liane Davey

    The art of saying no is a very, very important thing to master because you really need to say no so that you can stay in your sweet spot and be doing the work that’s of most value and at the same time you need to say no in a way that doesn’t make you seem like you’re not a team player or do...


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  • We’re Botching the Return to Office Conversation

    Dr. Liane Davey

    The most common theme in the return-to-office debate is whether remote work is productive. I’m worried about how we’re managing the return-to-office transition. We’re pretending the issue is productivity while actually fighting over control.

  • The New Nice

    Dr. Liane Davey

    “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” That admonition from childhood might still ring in your ears. You learned that if you wanted to avoid your mother’s evil eye, you kept any criticisms to yourself.

  • How One Person Can Change a Team

    Dr. Liane Davey

    If you had to name one person on your team at work who needs to change their behavior to make things run more smoothly, who would it be? Is your boss letting half the team slack off on deadlines? Is one of your coworkers a terrible gossip? Does another hoard information like a dragon gloating ove...


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