Ben Dattner, Ph.D., Principal
Ben has helped a wide variety of corporate and non-profit organizations become more successful by developing a better understanding of the impact of individual psychology and group dynamics on their performance. His consulting services enable organizations to make better hiring and staffing decisions, enhance the professional capabilities of managers and employees, configure teams more effectively, and reduce the amount of interpersonal and intergroup conflict.
Ben received a BA in Psychology from Harvard College, and his MA and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University, where he was a MacCracken Fellow. His doctoral dissertation analyzed the relationship between narcissism and fairness in the workplace, and his masters thesis examined the impact of trust on negotiation. Before graduate school, Ben worked at Republic National Bank of New York for three years, first as a Management Trainee and then as Assistant to the CEO. After graduate school, Ben was Director of Human Resources at Blink.com before founding Dattner Consulting.
Ben is an Adjunct Professor at New York University where he teaches Organizational Development in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology MA Program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and has taught Strategic Career Management in the Executive MBA Program at Stern Business School. Ben is also an Adjunct Coach at the Center for Creative Leadership.
Ben is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Society of Consulting Psychology, and the Metro New York Applied Psychology Association.
Frequently quoted in the press, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Inc Magazine, Crain's New York Business, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, HR Magazine, and The Globe and Mail, Ben has been interviewed on CNBC and CNN En Espanol and has served as the Workplace Consultant on Morning Edition on National Public Radio.
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