University of Southern California

Thomas Olson
Professor of Clinical Management and Organization

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

Phone: 
213-740-0758
Education: 
DBA/PhD, University of Southern California; MBA, UCLA

Overview

Thomas Hilton Olson's research and consulting focus is on strategy development and implementation, organization and human capital, leading change, and psych assessment and intervention. He has authored four books in the last five years, written 100+ scholarly articles, and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He was a founding member, Careers Division, and Officer/Representative-at-Large, of the Academy of Management, Officer of the Personnel Testing Council, and member of the Board of the APA and three corporations. Professor Olson is the Director of the Consulting Concentration at USC, prior equity holder (Partner) with Booz and has led hundreds of consulting engagements for private and public organizations across the globe in industry and for USC.

Research

Olson, T. H. (2012) "“Improving Organizational and Employee-level Diagnosis: Continuing Development of Paradigms Based in the DSM and Positive Psychology”," National American Psychological Association.
Olson, T. H. (2012) "“Variations on the Design and Teaching of Management Consulting - Discipline Discussion and Analysis without Practice Are Not Sufficient”," National Academy of Management.
Olson, T. H. (2011) "“Design and Teaching of a Management Consulting Course—Discipline Courses Are Not Sufficient”," National Academy of Management, 2011.
Olson, T. H. (2011) ""Advancing Contemporary Concepts to Enhance Performance: Integrating Coaching with Organizational-level Diagnoses and Interventions - Revised"," National American Psychological Association.
Olson, T. H. (2010) "Consulting Today and Tomorrow Teaching Manual,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "“Organizational and Employee-level Diagnosis: New Paradigms Based in the DSM and Positive Psychology,” for Division 14, Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Conversation Hour Session sym11492, National American Psychological Association, Washington DC,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "Daring to Care: Using Traditional Concepts to Diagnose and Improve Performance,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "“Organizational Diagnosis Models and Tools: What can be Used and Developed from Taxonomies in Medicine and Psychology?,” for Division 14, Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Paper Session ind112166, National American Psychological Association, Wash,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "Consulting - Teaching Professional Practice Is Not Enough,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "“Advancing Contemporary Concepts to Enhance Performance: Integrating Coaching with Organizational-level Diagnoses and Interventions,” for Division 14, Industrial & Organizational Psychology - Skill Building Session sym11409, National American Psychologica,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "Consulting Today and Tomorrow Casebook,".
Olson, T. H. (2010) "“Continuous Improvement of Consulting Psychology: Using DSM to Address Changing Needs and to Enhance Organizational Diagnoses,” for Division 13, Consulting - Paper Session ind112139, National American Psychological Association, Washington DC, August 2011,".
Olson, T. H. (2009) "Consulting Today and Tomorrow Teaching Manual - initial draft release,".
Olson, T. H. (2009) "The Contemporary Consultant Casebook,".
Olson, T. H. (2009) "Education for Management Consulting,".
Olson, T. H. (2009) "Management Consulting – a Developing Global Practice,".
Olson, T. H. (2009) "Consulting Today and Tomorrow Casebook - initial draft release,".
Olson, T. H. (2009) "The Contemporary Consultant - Insights from World Experts,".
Olson, T. H. (2008) "The Design and Teaching of a Management Consulting Course - Discipline Courses Are Not Sufficient (with Susan Adams, Larry Greiner, Flemming Poulfelt and Alberto Zanzi,".
Olson, T. H. (2008) "Emerging Consulting and Action Research Models: Paradigms, Skills and Applications (with J. A.Gebhardt, T. Thatchenkery and K. McGee),".
Olson, T. H. (2008) "Prior to, and including, USC hire - present: Many articles submitted and accepted for presentation - see CV for details,".
Olson, T. H. (2007) "Using DSM for Organizational Diagnosis: Renewed Application Rationale,".
Olson, T. H. (2006) "Consulting to Improve Organizational and Leadership Health,".
Olson, T. H. (2006) "Improving Leader and Organization Health: Older Established Diagnostics / Better Results,".
Olson, T. H. (2005) "Diagnosing the Organization with Psychology’s DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders): An Old Tool for a New Field,".
Olson, T. H., Olson, T., Greiner, L., and Poulfelt, F., eds. The Contemporary Consultant CasebookTeaching Manual 2005.
Olson, T. H. (2005) "Improving Leader and Organization Health: Older Established Diagnostics/ Better Results," HBR.
Olson, T. H. (2005) "Moving Management Consulting International,".
Olson, T. H., Greiner, L., Olson, T., and Poulfelt, F., eds. The Contemporary Consultant Casebook 2005.
Olson, T. H. (1980) "The Impact of Careers on Organization Processes," National Academy of Management.
Olson, T. H. (1980) "Behavioral Aspects of Corporate Planning (revision)," Strategic Management Journal.
Olson, T. H. (1980) "Career Concepts and Decision Styles," National Academy of Management Proceedings.
Olson, T. H., "Self Renewal and Career Development," in Paap, J., and Schein, E., eds., New Directions in Resource Management, Prentice Hall 1979.
Olson, T. H. ""Diagnosing the Organization with Psychology's DSM: An Old Tool for a New Field",".
Olson, T. H. ""Developing the Case Analysis-Insights for the Practitioner",".