Work with thought leaders and academic experts in leadership

Companies can benefit from collaborating with an academic researcher in the field of Leadership in several ways. Firstly, they can gain valuable insights and knowledge about the latest trends and theories in leadership. This can help them develop effective leadership strategies that align with their organizational goals. Secondly, an academic researcher can provide guidance and support in enhancing team performance by identifying and addressing leadership gaps. Thirdly, collaborating with a leadership expert can help companies improve their organizational culture by fostering a positive and inclusive work environment. Lastly, academic researchers can contribute to driving innovation within companies by conducting research and providing evidence-based recommendations for leadership practices.

Experts on NotedSource with backgrounds in leadership include Marybeth Gasman, Denise Breaux Soignet, Stefan Groschl, Orlando Olivares, Ny Mia Tran, Gena Cox, Ph.D., Sandra Parks, Allen Knight, Ozen Asik, Helene Klein, Vikas Srivastava, Chris Parks, sandy becker, Lucy Ford, and Michael Avaltroni.

Marybeth Gasman

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania, United States of America
Expert on race and class in the United States, with particular expertise related to Minority Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Philanthropy, and Faculty Hiring
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Marybeth Gasman is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education, a Distinguished Professor, and the Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity & Justice and the Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Marybeth is the Chair of the Rutgers University, New Brunswick Faculty Council. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Marybeth was the Judy & Howard Berkowitz Endowed Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include the history of American higher education, Minority Serving Institutions (with an emphasis on Historically Black Colleges and Universities), racism and diversity, fundraising and philanthropy, and higher education leadership. She is the author or editor of 33 books, including *Educating a Diverse Nation*(Harvard University Press, 2015 with Clif Conrad), *Envisioning Black Colleges* (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), *Making Black Scientists* (Harvard University Press, 2019 with Thai-Huy Nguyen), and her most recent book *Doing the Right Thing: How to End Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring* (Princeton University, 2022). Marybeth has written over 250 peer-reviewed articles, scholarly essays, and book chapters. She has penned over 450 opinion articles for the nation’s newspapers and magazines and is ranked by *Education Week* as one of the most influential education scholars in the nation. Marybeth has raised over $23 million in grant funding to support her research and that of her students, mentees, and MSI partners. She has served on the board of trustees of The College Board as well as historically Black colleges – Paul Quinn College, Morris Brown College, and St. Augustine College. She considers her proudest accomplishment to be receiving the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring.

Stefan Groschl

Full-time Research Professor in the Department of Management at the ESSEC Business School, Paris-Singapore.
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Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
Workforce Diversity and Sport
I am a Professor in the Department of Management and the Co-founder of the Chair of Leadership and Diversity at the ESSEC Business, Paris-Singapore. My previous full-time academic posts include assignments in Canada and the UK. For ESSEC I have been teaching in a wide range of graduate and executive management programs in France and Germany. Much of my expertise and interests are in areas of responsible leadership, diversity management, international human resources management, and organizational behavior. I have shared my experiences in a wide range of academic and public arenas, and I have published several books on responsible leadership, diversity management, and international human resources management related aspects. My research has also been published in numerous book chapters and articles in both the international trade and academic press. My teaching assignments have brought me to a wide range of academic institutions in Mexico, Taiwan, Spain, New Zealand, Germany, Bahrain, Peru, Panama, Canada, USA and Cambodia. I am an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous international academic management journals. I have served as a member of the Observatoire de la diversité et de la parité at the French Interior Ministry, and I have developed and conducted company training programs for firms in France and internationally.

Orlando Olivares

Prescott, Arizona, United States of America
Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with over 10 years internal/external consulting experience and 22 years academic experience; proven independent researcher with a strong business sense.
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employee selection
performance management
survey development and analysis
data analysis
statistical analysis and research methods
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As a consultant to UMASS Medical School Department of Human Resources, the following was accomplished: * Developed, analyzed (SPSS) and interpreted an HR Customer Satisfaction Survey that was electronically (Feedback Server) administered to 100% of the employees.  * Conducted a study to explore ways to improve the non-unit performance management system, which included employee and manager surveys as well 4 workshops with upper management. * Developed a manager-leader competency model. <br> As a consultant for Aptima Inc., used my real-world (e.g., military and professional consulting) experience and academic training to create innovative solutions for problems posed by DOD customers, for example:   * Empirically identified traits of leaders’ experiences that facilitated their development as leaders. This research was subsequently published in *The Leadership & Organization Development Journal*. * Created a tractable method for identifying and integrating heterogeneous data sources in a way that provided the most useful and valid training assessment and performance information for Air Force pilots, in a complex, dynamic, joint team environment.  * Developed realistic intelligence scenarios for HUMINT Analysts that were used to test the usability and utility of three computer search engines.  * Provided the conceptual and functional framework for facilitating collaborative critical thinking within a team-based, computed guided environment.  The conceptual components of this work were published in *Issues in Higher Education*.

Example leadership projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on leadership?

Developing Leadership Development Programs

An academic researcher can collaborate with a company to design and implement leadership development programs. This can involve conducting needs assessments, designing curriculum, and delivering training sessions. The researcher can also evaluate the effectiveness of the programs and provide recommendations for improvement.

Assessing Leadership Competencies

Companies can collaborate with an academic researcher to assess the leadership competencies of their employees. This can involve using validated assessment tools, conducting interviews, and analyzing data. The researcher can provide insights into the strengths and development areas of the leaders and recommend strategies for enhancing their skills.

Studying Leadership Styles and Organizational Performance

An academic researcher can partner with a company to study the relationship between leadership styles and organizational performance. This can involve collecting data, analyzing it, and identifying correlations and trends. The researcher can provide recommendations for leadership practices that can positively impact the company's performance.

Designing Leadership Succession Plans

Collaborating with an academic researcher can help companies in designing effective leadership succession plans. The researcher can conduct assessments, identify potential successors, and develop strategies for their development. This ensures a smooth transition of leadership and minimizes disruptions to the organization.

Creating Inclusive Leadership Practices

Companies can work with an academic researcher to create inclusive leadership practices that promote diversity and equality. The researcher can provide insights into the barriers to inclusion, develop training programs, and help implement inclusive policies. This fosters a culture of belonging and drives innovation.