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McNair Scholar 2010Bai Vue

Bai Vue is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in human resource development. His research interest revolves around leadership in higher education as a source for social change, lifelong learning, and development. Mr. Vue plans on pursuing his Ph.D. in the social sciences.

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My dream is to see diversity flourish in all settings of teaching and learning. I want to receive my Ph.D. in the social sciences and become a leader in international development efforts.

Research project

Managerial Behavior Associated with Managerial Derailment in the U.S. and Several Asian Countries

Abstract: Business organizations face changing market conditions that can potentially be overwhelming for managers. This can lead to managerial derailment, and the costs to the individual and organization are very high. Organizations attempt to address this through management development initiatives, often including developmental tools such as a multi-rater feedback instrument. This study explores the behaviors, as measured using a multi-rater feedback instrument, that are associated with predicted high risk of managerial career derailment in the United States and in China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Thailand. The behavioral data sample of 16,626 managers were obtained using The PROFILOR®, a multi-rater feedback questionnaire that collects responses from supervisors, peers, and direct reports of participants in leadership and management development programs. This study found a few behaviors highly correlated with predicted risk of career derailment across almost all the countries under consideration, and separate lists of behaviors uniquely correlated with predicted risk of derailment for each of the countries in the study. Download poster. [PDF]

Faculty profile

Louis N. Quast holds the Hellervik/PDI Endowed Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development, is a research professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, and is associate chair of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Professor Quast’s teaching and research interests include leadership development for managers/administrators, organizational development, adult career development, motivation, and team effectiveness.

Bruce A. Center is a research associate in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Professor Center has been with the University of Minnesota for almost 15 years, providing his expertise as a biostatistician.

Chu-Ting Chung is a Ph. D. student in qualitative methods in education. Her research interest focuses on the application of statistical models for educational data analysis.