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Morgan McCall

Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization

PhD, Cornell University; BS, Yale University

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.
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Jeffrey McHenry, Morgan McCall () "Surviving and growing from international experience: The role great bosses play ,"  People & Strategy  37, 52-57.
Morgan McCall, Jeffrey McHenry () "Catalytic converters: How exceptional bosses develop leaders ,"  Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent  Jossey Bass/ SIOP Professional Practive Series, 17.
Morgan McCall, Cynthia McCauley () "Experience-driven leadership development: surveying the terrain ,"  Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent  Jossey Bass, 1.
Cynthia McCauley, Morgan McCall () "Putting experience at the heart of leader development: concluding thoughts. ,"  Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent.  Jossey Bass, 18.
Morgan McCall () "Using experience to develop leadership talent: how organizations leverage on-the-job development. ,"  Jossey-Bass.
Morgan McCall () "A Quarter-Century and Counting: Getting Serious about Using Experience to Develop Talent ,"  Experience-Driven Leader Development  Wiley/CCL, Foreword.
Cynthia McCauley, Morgan McCall () "Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent (tentative title) ,"  Jossey-Bass.
Morgan McCall, Jeffrey McHenry () "Catalytic Converters: How Exceptional Bosses Develop Leaders ,"  Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent  Jossey Bass, 17.
Morgan McCall () "Peeling the onion—getting inside experience-based development ,"  Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives on Science and Practice  3, 61-68.
Morgan McCall () "Recasting leadership development ,"  Industrial and Organizational Psychology Perspectives on Science and Practice  3, 3-19.
Morgan McCall () "The experience conundrum ,"  Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, chapter 23, pages 679-707.
Morgan McCall, George Hollenbeck () "The not-so-secret sauce of the leadership development recipe ,"  Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development  jossey-bass/Center for Creative Leadership, Chapter 7, pages 155-173.
Morgan McCall () "Getting development out of the little box at the end of the form ,"  Real time leadership development  wiley-blackwell, Foreward.
Morgan McCall () "Crafting a Path toward Mastery ,"  The CALE Handbook of Leadership  Center for Applied Leadership Excellence, 17.
Morgan McCall () "Every strength a weakness and other caveats ,"  The Perils of Accentuating the Positives: The Rest of What you need to Know about Strengths-Based Development  Hogan Press, 4.
Morgan McCall () "Four Common Innovation Mistakes ,"  Harvard Management Update  13, 9-10.
Morgan McCall, George Hollenbeck () "Developing the Expert Leader ,"  People & Strategy (formerly Human Resource Planning)  31, 20-28.
Glenn Ault, Morgan McCall () "The derailment conspiracy: when talented people derail ,"  Focus on Surgical Education  25, 23.
Morgan McCall, George Hollenbeck () "Getting Leadership Development Right ,"  Leadership Excellence.
Morgan McCall, George Hollenbeck () "Can Leadership be Taught? Observations from the Field ,"  The Human Factor.
Morgan McCall, G Hollenbeck () "Getting leader development right: competence not competencies ,"  The Practice of Leadership  Jossey-Bass, 4.
G Hollenbeck, Morgan McCall () "Eight myths about developing global executives ,"  Pravartak  1, 37-42.
G Hollenbeck, Morgan McCall, R Silzer () "Leadership competency models ,"  Leadership Quarterly  17, 398-413.
Morgan McCall () "Taking the lead on innovation ,"  Strategy & Innovation  2, 12-13.
Morgan McCall () "Leadership development through experience ,"  Academy of Management Executive  18, 127-130.
G Hollenbeck, Morgan McCall () "Competence, not competencies: Making global executive development work ,"  Advances on global leadership  JAI/Elsevier  3.
G Hollenbeck, Morgan McCall () "Global fatalities: When international executives detail ,"  Ivey Business Journal, 74-78.
Morgan McCall, G Hollenbeck () "Developing global executives: the lessons of international experience ,"  Developing global executives: the lessons of international experience  Harvard Business School Press.
W. Mobley, Morgan McCall () "Advances in Global Leadership ,"  JAI Press  II.
G Hollenbeck, Morgan McCall () "What makes a successful global executive ,"  Business Strategy Review  12, 49-56.
Morgan McCall, C Christensen () "Getting the right stuff in the right place at the right time ,"  Teaching Note N9-601-054  Harvard Business School.
G Hollenbeck, Morgan McCall () "Leadership Development: Contemporary Practices ,"  Evolving practices in human resource management: Responses to a changing world of work  Jossey-Bass.
Morgan McCall () "High Flyers: Developing the next generation of leaders ,"  High Flyers: Developing the next generation of leaders  Harvard Business School Press.
G Spreitzer, Morgan McCall, J Mahoney () "Early identification of international executive potential ,"  Journal of Applied Psychology  82, 6-29.
Morgan McCall () ""Leading Change: Overcoming the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom" by James O'Toole ,"  Personnel Psychology  48, 929-932.
Morgan McCall, J Mahoney, G Spreitzer () "Identifying leadership potential in future international executives ,"  Identifying leadership potential in future international executives  International Consortium for Executive Development Research, 159-169.
Morgan McCall () "Early identification of global executives: Where to place your bets ,"  HR's role in business effectiveness: Different roads to a common destination  The Human Resource Planning Society, 206-216.
Morgan McCall () "Identifying leadership potential in future international executives: Developing a concept ,"  Consulting Psychology Journal  46, 49-63.
Morgan McCall () "When bad bosses happen to good people ,"  USC Business, 34-35.
J Galbraith, Edward Lawler, S Mohrman, A Mohrman, Morgan McCall, S Cohen, G Ledford () "Organizing for the future: The new logic for managing complex organizations ,"  Jossey-Bass.
Morgan McCall () "Developing Leadership ,"  Organizing for the future: The new logic for managing complex organizations  Jossey-Bass.
Morgan McCall () "Executive development as a business strategy ,"  The strategic planning process  13, 25-31.
Morgan McCall, J Clair () "Why do physician managers fail (Part 1) ,"  Physician Executive: Journal of Management  16, 6-10.
Morgan McCall, J Clair () "Why Physician Managers Fail (Part 2) ,"  Physician Executive: Journal of Management  16, 8-12.
Morgan McCall, J Clair () "Why physician managers fail (Part 1) ,"  Physician Executive: Journal of Management.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo () ""The Executive Effect: Concepts and Methods for Studying Top Managers" by D.C. Hambrick (ed.) ,"  Industrial and Labor Relations Review  44, 175-176.
Morgan McCall, P Bobko () "Research methods in service of discovery ,"  Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology  Consulting Psychologists Press  1, 381-418.
Morgan McCall () "Captains outrageous ,"  Across the Board  26, 11-13.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo, A Morrison () "Great leaps in career development ,"  Across the Board  XXVI, 54-63.
Morgan McCall () "Leadership: The secrets of management success ,"  Physician Executive: Journal of Management  15, 10-12.
Morgan McCall () ""Real Managers" by F. Luthans, R.M. Hodgetts, and S.A. Rosenkrantz ,"  Administrative Science Quarterly  33, 498-501.
Morgan McCall () "Developing executives through work experiences ,"  Human Resource Planning  11, 1-12.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo, A Morrison () "The lessons of experience: How successful executives develop on the job (Issues in Organization and Management Series) ,"  The lessons of experience: How successful executives develop on the job (Issues in Organization and Management Series)  Lexington Books.
Morgan McCall () ""Bosses" by J. Wall ,"  Academy of Management Review  12, 561-563.
E. Linsey, V. Homes, Morgan McCall () "Key Events in Executives' Lives ,"  Key Events in Executives' Lives  Center for Creative Leadership.
Morgan McCall () ""Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations by B.M. Bass ,"  Human Resource Management  26, 481-484.
A Morrison, Morgan McCall () "Picking Up Cues From the Boss ,"  The New York Times, C16.
M Lombardo, Morgan McCall () "The Intolerable Boss ,"  Psychology Today, 26-31.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo () "What makes a top executive? ,"  Psychology, 26-31.
M Lombardo, Morgan McCall () "Great truths may not be...Management homilies: Do they stand up under examination? ,"  Management Review  72, 52-55.
Morgan McCall () "Leadership and the Professional ,"  Scientists, Engineers and Organizations  Brooks/Cole, 328-345.
M. Lombardo, Morgan McCall, D. DeVries () "Looking Glass Inc: University edition ,"  Looking Glass Inc: University edition  Center for Creative Leadership.
M Lombardo, Morgan McCall () "Leaders on line: Observations from a simulation of managerial work ,"  Leadership: Beyond Establishment Views  University of Southern Illinois, 50-67.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo () "Using simulation for research: Through the looking glass ,"  Management Science  28, 533-549.
Morgan McCall () ""Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership" by B.M. Bass ,"  Academy of Management Review  7, 639-640.
Morgan McCall () "The (partially) mythical gap between research and practice ,"  Issues and Observations  1, 4-5.
Morgan McCall () "Conjecturing about creative leaders ,"  Journal of Creative Behavior  14, 225-234.
Morgan McCall () "The troubled waters of leadership research (Review of "Crosscurrents in Leadership" by J. Hunt and L. Larson) ,"  Contemporary Psychology  25, 721-722.
Morgan McCall () "Power, authority, and influence ,"  Organizational Behavior  Grid, 185-206.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo () "Leadership: Where else can we go? ,"  Leadership: Where else can we go?  Duke University Press.
Morgan McCall, M Lombardo () "Where else can we go? ,"  Leadership: Where Else Can We Go?  Duke University Press.
Morgan McCall () "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.
M Lombardo, Morgan McCall () "Leadership ,"  Leadership: Where Else Can We Go?  Duke University Press.
Morgan McCall () "Leaders and leadership: Of substance and shadow ,"  Perspectives on Behavior in Organizations  McGraw-Hill, 375-386.
Morgan McCall () "Making sense with nonsense: Helping frames of reference clash ,"  Perscriptive Models of Organizations: North Holland TIMS Studies in the Management Sciences  North Holland Publishing  5, 111-123.
Morgan McCall () "Of leadership and mythology ,"  CCL  3, 4.
Morgan McCall, Edward Lawler () "High school students' perceptions of work ,"  Academy of Management Journal  19, 17-24.
Morgan McCall () "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.
Morgan McCall () "Leadership research: Choosing gods and devils on the run ,"  Journal of Occupational Psychology  49, 139-153.
Morgan McCall () "Learning now what we thought we knew then (Review of "The Social Psychology of Work" by M. Argyle) ,"  Contemporary Psychology  21, 428-429.
Morgan McCall () "Leadership is a ten letter word ,"  Journal: The American Chamber of Commerce Executives, 17-19.