Avolio, Bruce J.

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Avolio, Bruce J.

PERSONAL:

Male. Education: Earned M.A. and Ph.D.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Lincoln, NE. Office—Management, CBA 114, P.O. Box 880491, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0491.E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

State University of New York, Binghamton, former codirector for leadership studies; University of Nebraska at Lincoln, School of Business, Clifton Chair in Leadership; Gallup Institute, Lincoln, director; senior research scientist for the Gallup Organization.

AWARDS, HONORS:

SIOP Fellow; Fellow of the National Gerontological Society; APA Fellow.

WRITINGS:


(With Bernard M. Bass) Transformational Leadership Development: Manual for the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, Consulting Psychologists Press (Palo Alto, CA), 1990.

(Editor, with Bernard M. Bass) Improving Organizational Effectiveness through Transformational Leadership, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1994.

Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations,Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1999.

(Editor, with Francis J. Yammarino) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead, JAI Press (New York, NY), 2002.

(Editor, with Bernard M. Bass) Developing Potential across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 2002.

Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 2005.

(With Fred Luthans) The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Accelerating Authentic Leadership Development, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 2006.

(With Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans) Psychological Capital: Developing the Human Competitive Edge, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2007.

Contributor to journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Personnel Psychology, Group & Organization Management, Organizational Dynamics, and Academy of Management Executive.

SIDELIGHTS:

Bruce J. Avolio is an educator and coach who specializes in business and leadership training. He has consulted with corporations and organizations around the world, offering leadership training and advice in North and South America, Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia,New Zealand, and Israel. In addition, he has worked with military groups in the United States, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and South Africa. He has written numerous articles on the subject of leadership, as well as several books. In Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations, Avolio provides insights into ways to develop a strong working relationship between a leader and a follower, regardless of the circumstances. Journal of Leadership Studies critic Michelle R. Rucker called the volume "very interesting with stories from his personal life to support the full leadership development model."

Thomas D. Kane, writing for Personnel Psychology, wrote: "Except for the interspersed plugs pertaining to a consulting practice … [I] found the author's presentation quite transformational."

The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Accelerating Authentic Leadership Development, which Avolio wrote with Fred Luthans, offers readers ways in which to develop their leadership skills. A reviewer forHRMagazine described the volume as a "results-driven book."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:


PERIODICALS


HRMagazine, July, 2005, review of Bruce J. Avolio, The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Accelerating Authentic Leadership Development, p. S31.

Journal of Leadership Studies, winter, 2000, Michelle R. Rucker, review of Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations, p. 137.

Personnel Psychology, summer, 2000, Thomas D. Kane, review of Full Leadership Development, p. 484.

ONLINE


Gallup Institute Web site,http://www.gallupippi.com/(July 24, 2006), brief biography of Bruce J. Avolio.

University of Nebraska Web site,http://www.cba.unl.edu/ (July 24, 2006), faculty biography of Bruce J. Avolio.