David A. Waldman is a Professor of Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research interests focus largely on leadership processes, and he is heralded as being one of the top ten leadership researchers in the world. Many of his research efforts have been interdisciplinary in nature. His recent activities in the area of organizational neuroscience have gained notoriety in both academic and practitioner circles, including publications in the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology, as well as write-ups in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and the Financial Times. Further, he is recognized as largely originating the concept of responsible leadership, which involves understanding leadership processes in the domain of corporate social responsibility. In addition, he has helped to pioneer efforts to address management and organizational issues that are relevant to technology transfer efforts, including highly cited work in Research Policy.
Beyond the journals mentioned above, David’s accomplishments include over 130 articles in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, and The Leadership Quarterly. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 32,000 times. He has also published 5 books on 360-degree feedback, leadership and open communication, organizational neuroscience, corporate social responsibility, and leadership for organizations, respectively. He has been a principal investigator on grants approximating $1.6 million from such agencies as NSF, DARPA, and the Kauffman Foundation. He is on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
David has consulted for, and made presentations at, a number of companies and governmental agencies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They include such firms as IBM, Nortel, Goodyear-Mexico, Homestake Mining Organization, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the Information Technology Alliance. His primary emphasis in these activities include: (1) helping leaders to better understand and navigate the paradoxes that they increasingly face, and (2) realize and act upon the neurological bases of their leadership abilities.