Leadership Patterns and Career Derailment – May 11

About the Program:

This study investigated the relationship between a model of self-other rating discrepancies and managerial career derailment in several samples of mangers, including the United States, five Asian countries, and nine European countries.  The model includes seven categories of rating tendencies as put forward by Quast (2011).  Results indicate each category yielded useful information in all samples, related to predicted risk of managerial career derailment even after controlling for job performance.  Strong self-promoters, moderate self-promoters, strongly out-of-touch, and moderately out-of-touch managers are significantly more likely to be viewed as at-risk for career derailment than in-touch, moderate self-deprecator, and strong self-deprecator managers.


Lou Quast, Ph.D.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Quast completed a Ph.D. in human resource development, with supporting work in industrial-organizational psychology. For over 20 years, he has worked as an executive consultant for PDI Ninth House, designing and delivering large-scale leadership development interventions for client organizations across the United States and in a number of countries around the world. In 2009, Dr. Quast joined the faculty in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.  He teaches leadership, career-development, and human resource development courses, conducts research on multiple aspects of these related fields, and works on other professional engagement projects. Examples include hosting a symposium on Best Practices in Leadership Development, and working with a cross-sector team to host a workshop for Job Loss Counselors and Related Professionals.

Dr. Quast’s work at the University of Minnesota Center for Integrative Leadership (faculty profile), he co-teaches the Integrative Leadership course along with a colleague from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Dr. Quast works at PDI Ninth House on a limited basis, designing and deploying leadership development initiatives to support strategic organizational change. PDI Ninth House is a global leadership solutions company with distinctive expertise in accelerating leadership effectiveness to maximize organizational results.  He leads the faculty team developing and delivering a leadership development program for mid-level leaders (the Successful Managers Leadership Program), which is offered in an open-enrollment format at the University of Minnesota through the College of Continuing Education.

Event Date: Friday, May 11th


University of St. Thomas 1000 LaSalle Avenue – 202 Opus Hall Minneapolis, MN 55403 Map and Directions

Start Time:      8:00am (breakfast and networking from 7:30am-8am)

End Time:       9:45am ( survey & announcements from 9:45am-10:00am)

Cost: $20 Members and Allied Partners; $15 Students; $25 Non-Members

To register:  https://www.mnodn.org/event-registration/?ee=9