University of Southern California

Morgan McCall
Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-740-0746
Education: 
PhD, Cornell University; BS, Yale University

Overview

The assessment, development, and derailment of executive talent is the focus of Morgan's research and writing. Winner of the "Distinguished Professional Contributions Award" from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Marion Gislason award for "Leadership in Executive Development" from The Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University, his authored or co-authored books include the trilogy on developing executive talent, The Lessons of Experience ("New Perspectives on Executive Leadership Award"), High Flyers (Athena Award for Excellence in Mentoring), and Developing Global Executives. "Developing the Expert Leader," co-authored with George Hollenbeck, received the Human Resource Planning Society's Walker Award.

Morgan is on the editorial boards of Leadership Quarterly and Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and was as an expert judge in Fortune's ranking of the "Top Companies for Leaders" in North America. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Research

Mc Call, M. W. (2013) "A Quarter-Century and Counting: Getting Serious about Using Experience to Develop Talent," Wiley/CCL.
Mc Call, M. W., and McHenry, J., "17," in McCauley, C., and McCall, M., eds., Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent, Jossey Bass/ SIOP Professional Practive Series, San Francisco 2013.
Mc Call, M. W., and McCauley, C., "1," in McCauley, C., and McCall, M., eds., Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent, Jossey Bass, San Francisco 2013.
McCauley, C., and Mc Call, M. W., "18," in McCauley, C., and McCall, M., eds., Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent., Jossey Bass, San Francisco 2013.
Mc Call, M. W. (2013) "Using experience to develop leadership talent: how organizations leverage on-the-job development.," Jossey-Bass.
McCauley, C. D., and Mc Call, M. W. (2012) "Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent (tentative title)," Jossey-Bass.
Mc Call, M. W., and McHenry, J. J., "17," in McCauley, C., and McCall, M., eds., Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent, Jossey Bass, San Francisco 2012.
Mc Call, M. W. (2010) "Peeling the onion—getting inside experience-based development," Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3 (1), 61-68.
Mc Call, M. W. (2010) "Recasting leadership development," Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3 (1), 3-19.
Mc Call, M. W., and Hollenbeck, G. P., "Chapter 7, pages 155-173," in Bunker, K., Hall, D.T., and Kram, K., eds., Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development , jossey-bass/Center for Creative Leadership, San Francisco 2010.
Mc Call, M. W., "chapter 23, pages 679-707," in Nohria, N., and Khurana, R., eds., Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice , Boston: Harvard Business Press 2010.
Mc Call, M. W., "4," in Kaiser, R., eds., The Perils of Accentuating the Positives: The Rest of What you need to Know about Strengths-Based Development , Hogan Press, Hogan Press, Tulsa, OK 2009.
Mc Call, M. W. (2009) "Getting development out of the little box at the end of the form," wiley-blackwell.
Mc Call, M. W., "17," in Allen, S., eds., The CALE Handbook of Leadership, Center for Applied Leadership Excellence, Pinegowrie, Gauteng 2009.
Mc Call, M. W. (2008) "Four Common Innovation Mistakes," Harvard Management Update, 13 (5), 9-10.
Mc Call, M. W., and Hollenbeck, G. P. (2008) "Developing the Expert Leader," People & Strategy (formerly Human Resource Planning), 31 (1), 20-28.
Ault, G., and Mc Call, M. W. (2008) "The derailment conspiracy: when talented people derail," Focus on Surgical Education, 25 (1), 23.
Mc Call, M. W., and Hollenbeck, G. P. (2007) "Getting Leadership Development Right," Leadership Excellence.
Mc Call, M. W., and Hollenbeck, G. P. (2007) "Can Leadership be Taught? Observations from the Field," The Human Factor.
Mc Call, M. W., and Hollenbeck, G. P., "4," in Conger, J., and Reggio, R., eds., The Practice of Leadership, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California 2007.
Hollenbeck, G. P., Mc Call, M. W., and Silzer, R. (2006) "Leadership competency models," Leadership Quarterly, 17, 398-413.
Hollenbeck, G. P., and Mc Call, M. W. (2006) "Eight myths about developing global executives," Pravartak, 1 (2), 37-42.
Mc Call, M. W. (2004) "Taking the lead on innovation," Strategy & Innovation, 2 (2), 12-13.
Mc Call, M. W. (2004) "Leadership development through experience," Academy of Management Executive, 18 (3), 127-130.
Hollenbeck, G. P., and Mc Call, M. W., "Competence, not competencies: Making global executive development work," in Mobley, W., and Dorfman, P., eds., Advances on global leadership, JAI/Elsevier, Oxford 2003.
Hollenbeck, G. P., and Mc Call, M. W. (2002) "Global fatalities: When international executives detail," Ivey Business Journal 74-78.
Mc Call, M. W., and Hollenbeck, G. P., Developing global executives: the lessons of international experience, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts 2002.
Mobley, W. H., and Mc Call, M. W. (2001) "Advances in Global Leadership," JAI Press, II.
Hollenbeck, G. P., and Mc Call, M. W. (2001) "What makes a successful global executive," Business Strategy Review, 12 (4), 49-56.
Mc Call, M. W., and Christensen, C. M. (2000) "Getting the right stuff in the right place at the right time," Harvard Business School.
Hollenbeck, G. P., and Mc Call, M. W., "Leadership Development: Contemporary Practices," in Kraut, A., and Korman, A., eds., Evolving practices in human resource management: Responses to a changing world of work, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California 1999.
Mc Call, M. W., High Flyers: Developing the next generation of leaders, Harvard Business School Press, Boston, Massachusetts 1998.
Spreitzer, G., Mc Call, M. W., and Mahoney, J. (1997) "Early identification of international executive potential," Journal of Applied Psychology, 82 (1), 6-29.
Mc Call, M. W. (1995) ""Leading Change: Overcoming the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom" by James O'Toole," Personnel Psychology, 48 (4), 929-932.
Mc Call, M. W., Mahoney, J., and Spreitzer, G., "Identifying leadership potential in future international executives," in Ready, D., eds., Identifying leadership potential in future international executives, International Consortium for Executive Development Research, Lexington, Massachusetts 1995.
Mc Call, M. W., "Early identification of global executives: Where to place your bets," in The Human Resource Planning Society, , eds., HR's role in business effectiveness: Different roads to a common destination, The Human Resource Planning Society, New York, New York 1994.
Mc Call, M. W. (1994) "Identifying leadership potential in future international executives: Developing a concept," Consulting Psychology Journal, 46 (1), 49-63.
Mc Call, M. W. (1993) "When bad bosses happen to good people," USC Business 34-35.
Mc Call, M. W., "Developing Leadership," in Galbraith, J., Lawler III, E., Mohrman, A., Mohrman, M., McCall, Jr, M., Cohen, S., and Ledford, Jr, G., eds., Organizing for the future: The new logic for managing complex organizations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California 1993.
Galbraith, J. R., Lawler, E. E., Mohrman, S. A., Mohrman, A. M., Mc Call, M. W., Cohen, S. G., and Ledford, G. E., Organizing for the future: The new logic for managing complex organizations, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, California 1993.
Mc Call, M. W. (1992) "Executive development as a business strategy," The strategic planning process, 13 (1), 25-31.
Mc Call, M. W., and Clair, J. A. (1990) "Why do physician managers fail (Part 1)," Physician Executive: Journal of Management, 16 (3), 6-10.
Mc Call, M. W., and Clair, J. A. (1990) "Why Physician Managers Fail (Part 2)," Physician Executive: Journal of Management, 16 (4), 8-12.
Mc Call, M. W., and Clair, J. A. (1990) "Why physician managers fail (Part 1)," Physician Executive: Journal of Management.
Mc Call, M. W., and Lombardo, M. M. (1990) ""The Executive Effect: Concepts and Methods for Studying Top Managers" by D.C. Hambrick (ed.)," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 44 (1), 175-176.
Mc Call, M. W., and Bobko, P. (1990) "Research methods in service of discovery," Consulting Psychologists Press, 1 (2), 381-418.
Mc Call, M. W. (1989) "Leadership: The secrets of management success," Physician Executive: Journal of Management, 15 (6), 10-12.
Mc Call, M. W. (1989) "Captains outrageous," Across the Board, 26 (10), 11-13.
Mc Call, M. W., Lombardo, M. M., and Morrison, A. M. (1989) "Great leaps in career development," Across the Board, XXVI (3), 54-63.
Mc Call, M. W. (1988) ""Real Managers" by F. Luthans, R.M. Hodgetts, and S.A. Rosenkrantz," Administrative Science Quarterly, 33 (3), 498-501.
Mc Call, M. W. (1988) "Developing executives through work experiences," Human Resource Planning, 11 (1), 1-12.
Mc Call, M. W., Lombardo, M. M., and Morrison, A. M., The lessons of experience: How successful executives develop on the job (Issues in Organization and Management Series), Lexington Books, Lexington, Massachusetts 1988.
Mc Call, M. W. (1987) ""Bosses" by J. Wall," Academy of Management Review, 12 (3), 561-563.
Linsey, E. H., Homes, V., and Mc Call, M. W., Key Events in Executives' Lives, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, North Carolina 1987.
Mc Call, M. W. (1986) ""Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations by B.M. Bass," Human Resource Management, 26 (3), 481-484.
Morrison, A. M., and Mc Call, M. W. (1984) "Picking Up Cues From the Boss," The New York Times C16.
Lombardo, M. M., and Mc Call, M. W. (1984) "The Intolerable Boss," Psychology Today 26-31.
Mc Call, M. W., and Lombardo, M. M. (1983) "What makes a top executive?," Psychology 26-31.
Lombardo, M. M., Mc Call, M. W., and DeVries, D. L. (1983) "Looking Glass Inc: University edition," Center for Creative Leadership.
Lombardo, M. M., and Mc Call, M. W. (1983) "Great truths may not be...Management homilies: Do they stand up under examination?," Management Review, 72 (7), 52-55.
Mc Call, M. W., "Leadership and the Professional," in Scientists, Engineers and Organizations, Brooks/Cole, Monterey, California 1983.
Mc Call, M. W., and Lombardo, M. M. (1982) "Using simulation for research: Through the looking glass," Management Science, 28, 533-549.
Mc Call, M. W. (1982) ""Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership" by B.M. Bass," Academy of Management Review, 7 (4), 639-640.
Lombardo, M. M., and Mc Call, M. W., "Leaders on line: Observations from a simulation of managerial work," in Hunt, J.G., Sekaran, U., and Schriesheim, C.A., eds., Leadership: Beyond Establishment Views, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois 1982.
Mc Call, M. W. (1981) "The (partially) mythical gap between research and practice," Issues and Observations, 1 (3), 4-5.
Mc Call, M. W. (1980) "The troubled waters of leadership research (Review of "Crosscurrents in Leadership" by J. Hunt and L. Larson)," Contemporary Psychology, 25, 721-722.
Mc Call, M. W. (1980) "Conjecturing about creative leaders," Journal of Creative Behavior, 14, 225-234.
Mc Call, M. W., "Power, authority, and influence," in Kerr, S., eds., Organizational Behavior, Grid, Columbus, Ohio 1979.
Mc Call, M. W., and Lombardo, M. M., Leadership: Where else can we go?, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina 1978.
Mc Call, M. W., and Lombardo, M. M., "Where else can we go?," in McCall, M.W., and Lombardo, M.M., eds., Leadership: Where Else Can We Go?, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina 1978.
Mc Call, M. W. (1978) "A sort of programmed learning "how to do it" for managers (Review of "How to Develop Dynamic Leadership" by M.V. Fiore and P.S. Strauss)," Contemporary Psychology, 23, 359-360.
Lombardo, M. M., and Mc Call, M. W., "Leadership," in McCall, Jr, M.W., and Lombardo, M.M., eds., Leadership: Where Else Can We Go?, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina 1978.
Mc Call, M. W., "Making sense with nonsense: Helping frames of reference clash," in Nystrom, P., and Starbucks, W., eds., Perscriptive Models of Organizations: North Holland TIMS Studies in the Management Sciences, North Holland Publishing, Amsterdam 1977.
Mc Call, M. W., "Leaders and leadership: Of substance and shadow," in Hackman, J.R., Lawler III, E.E., and Porter, L., eds., Perspectives on Behavior in Organizations, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York 1977.
Mc Call, M. W. (1976) "Of leadership and mythology," CCL, 3 (2), 4.
Mc Call, M. W. (1976) "Beware! Schemers disguised as leaders are after your castle! (Review of "Leadership Development: Theory and Practice" edited by R.N. Cassess and R.L. Heichberger," Contemporary Psychology, 21, 428-429.
Mc Call, M. W., and Lawler, E. E. (1976) "High school students' perceptions of work," Academy of Management Journal, 19, 17-24.
Mc Call, M. W. (1976) "Leadership research: Choosing gods and devils on the run," Journal of Occupational Psychology, 49, 139-153.
Mc Call, M. W. (1976) "Learning now what we thought we knew then (Review of "The Social Psychology of Work" by M. Argyle)," Contemporary Psychology, 21, 428-429.
Mc Call, M. W. (1975) "Leadership is a ten letter word," Journal: The American Chamber of Commerce Executives 17-19.