Campuses:

Louis Quast

Lecturer and Coordinator, HRD Graduate Programs
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

In my work at the Carlson School of Management, I serve on the faculty steering committee for the University of Minnesota Center for Integrative Leadership.  I co-teach the Integrative Leadership course (MGMT 6402/PA 5105/OLPD 6402/PUBH 6702/LAW 6623) along with colleagues from The Carlson School, The Humphrey School, The School of Public Health, and the Law School here at the U. of M.  Finally, I serve as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Minor in Integrative Leadership.  (See link: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/grad-programs/ILM/default.html )  

My primary appointment is as Lecturer and Coordinator of the Human Resource Development Graduate Programs in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, in the College of Education and Human Development.  In my work there, I teach leadership, career-development, and human resource development courses, conduct research on multiple aspects of these related fields, and work on other professional engagement projects. Examples include hosting a symposium on Best Practices in Leadership Development, and working with a cross-sector team to host a workshop for Job Loss Counselors and Related Professionals.

I completed a Ph.D. in human resource development, with supporting work in industrial-organizational psychology. For more than 25 years, I have worked as a consultant for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting (formerly PDI Ninth House), focusing primarily on designing and delivering leadership development interventions for large client organizations across the United States and in a number of countries around the world.  Korn Ferry LTC is a global leadership solutions company with distinctive expertise in accelerating leadership effectiveness to maximize organizational results.  I continue my work at Korn Ferry LTC on a limited basis, designing and deploying leadership development initiatives to support strategic organizational change in educational institutions, non-profit organizations, NGOs, and selected private sector organizations.  

Finally, I continue to lead the faculty team developing and delivering a leadership development program for mid-level leaders (the Successful Managers Leadership Program), which is offered in an open-enrollment format at the University of Minnesota through the College of Continuing Education.

Selected Works

  • Hwang, S. J., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., Hahn, H. J., & Wohkittel, J. M. (in press). The impact of leadership behaviors on leaders’ perceived job performance across cultures: Comparing the role of charismatic, directive, participative, and supportive leadership behaviors in the U.S. and four Confucian Asian countries. Human Resource Development International.
  • Clark, J. M., Quast, L. N., Jang, S., Wohkittel, J. M., Edwards, K. D. A., Center, B. A., & Bovornusvakool, W. (2015). Revisiting the utility of culture clusters in interpreting importance ratings of managerial competencies across 22 countries. Proceedings of the 2015 University Forum for Human Resource Development International Research Conference in Europe, Cork, Ireland.
  • Bartlett, K. A., Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Center, B. A., & Edwards, K. D. A. (2015). The relationship between employee engagement, leader self-development, and job performance. Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, St. Louis, MO.
  • Mathews, M. A., Quast, L. N., Holland, C., Chung, C., & Wohkittel, J. M. (2015). Comparing leadership competencies in educational and private sector settings. Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, St. Louis, MO.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Edwards, K. D. A., & Bovornusvakool, W. (2014). Comparing managerial competency priorities across seven Asia-Pacific countries and the United States. Proceedings of the 12th International Research Conference of the Asia-MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Tkachenko, O., Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Center, B. A., & Edwards, K. (2014, June). Stability and change in importance ratings of managerial competencies: A longitudinal study of China, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Paper presented at the 13th International Human Resource Management Conference, Krakow, Poland.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., Tkachenko, O., Center, B. A., & Edwards, K. (2014, June). Are supervisors’ expectations of expatriates different? Comparison of supervisors’ expectations of expatriate and national managers in China, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Paper presented at the 13th International Human Resource Management Conference, Krakow, Poland.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., Chung, C., Center, B. A. (2014, June). Perceptions of high advancement potential among managers in European countries. Paper presented at the 15th University Forum for Human Resource Development International Research Conference in Europe, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • Hwang, S. J., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A, Chung, C., Hahn, H. J., & Wohkittel, J. M. (2014). The impact of leadership behaviors on perceived job performance across cultures: Comparing the role of charismatic, directive, participative, and supportive leadership behaviors in the U.S. and four Confucian Asian countries. Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Houston, TX.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., & Mars, P. (2014). Is the millennial generation more narcissistic work? A longitudinal analysis of multisource feedback among young adults born 1961 through 1982. Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Houston, TX.
  • Chung, C., Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., & Center, B., A. (2013). A cross -cultural comparison of behaviors associated with high advancement potential among managers in Seven Asia-Pacific countries. Proceedings of the 2013 International Research Conference of the Asia-MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Hwang, S. J., & Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., Wohkittel, J. M., Phillips, A. E. (2013). The relationship among leader behaviors, technical expertise, and perceived job performance for mangers in ten European Countries and the U.S. Proceedings of the 2013 University Forum for Human Resource Development International Research Conference in Europe, Brighton, United Kingdom.
  • Davison, M. L., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., & Wohkittel, J. M. (2013, April). Competency profiles of male and female managers as rated by supervisor pairs varying in gender composition. In J. Hazucha & W. Shen (Chairs), Women leaders: Barriers and boosters on the corporate ladder. Symposium conducted the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
  • Halliburton, L. B., Center, B. A., Chung, C., Phillips, A., & Quast, L. N. (2013, April). Building the “Right” competencies: Focusing on high priority competencies in leadership development programs. In S. Davies & M. Goff (Chairs), Industry differences: Mine is unique… right? Symposium conducted at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
  • Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Chung, C., Phillips, A. E. & Center, B. A. (2013, April). Importance ratings of leadership competencies over time. In J. Hazucha (Chair), Leadership over time: Constants and variables. Symposium conducted at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.
  • Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Chung, C., Vue, B., Center, B. A., & Phillips, A. E. (2013). Behaviors associated with managerial career derailment: An exploration of self-other agreement pattern groups in multisource feedback. Proceedings of the 2013 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Arlington, VA.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., Phillips, A. E., & Vue, B. (2012). Behaviors associated with increased perceived risk of career derailment among expatriate managers working in China, the U.K., and the U.S. Proceedings of the 2012 International Research Conference of the Asia-MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Quast, L. & Donohue, J. (2012, October). The Top Companies for Developing Leaders: Findings from Hewitt Associates’ 2011 Top Companies for Leaders Study, sponsored by the Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Center, B. A., Chung, C., & Vue, B. (2012, May). Managerial behavior associated with managerial derailment in the U.S. and nine European countries. Paper presented at the 13th University Forum for Human Resource Development International Research Conference in Europe, Famalicao, Portugal.
  • Quast, L. (2012, May). Leadership patterns and career derailment: What IS in that blind spot? Presented to the MN Chapter of the Organization Development Network, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bartlett, K. R., Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Center, B. A., & Chung, C. (2012, April). The relationship of managerial development practices, work engagement, and job performance. In J. Campbell (Chair), Explorations in leader criterion space: Behavior, performance, outcomes. Symposium conducted at the 27th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Chung, C., Wohkittel, J. M., Quast, L. N., & Center, B. A. (2012, April). Educational leadership and career derailment. Presented at the 2012 American Educational Research Association Conference, Session 29.080-4, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Center, B. A., Chung, C., & Vue, B. (2012, March). Linking managers’ self-awareness to advancement potential: Exploring a model of self-other agreement. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Denver, CO.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Chung, C., Quast, L. N., & Center, B. A. (2012, March). Gender differences in managerial behaviors associated with high advancement potential. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Denver, CO.
  • Peterson, S., Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., & Chung, C. (2012). Managerial behavior representative of a strategic organizational culture and the risk of managerial career derailment. In J. Wang (Ed.), Academy of Human Resource Development, 2012 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1775-1784).
  • Quast, L. N., (2012, October). Prevent top leader derailment. Talent Management, 8(10), 42-43.
  • Quast, L. N., Wohkittel, J. M., Chung, C., & Center, B. A. (2011). Patterns of self-other rating discrepancies and predictions of managerial career derailment: Comparing Asia to the United States. Proceedings of the 2011 International Research Conference of the Asia-MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Quast, L. (2011, November). Educational leadership and career derailment. Presented at the College of Education and Human Development Saturday Scholars Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wohkittel, J. M., Lassiter, A., Congemi, P., Miller, A., & Quast, L. N. (2011, April). Applicant motivation and withdrawal intentions during online selection testing. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Quast, L. (2011, March). Predicting and preventing managerial career derailment. Presented to Organizational Learning and Development executives at Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., Wohkittel, J. M., & Vue, B., (2011, February). Using multi-rater feedback to predict managerial career derailment: A model of self-boss rating patterns. Paper presented at the 2011 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas, Chicago, IL.
  • Quast, L. N., Center, B. A., Chung, C., Vue, B., & Wohkittel , J. M. (2010, November). Managerial behavior associated with managerial career derailment in the U.S. and several Asian countries. Paper presented at the 2010 International Research Conference of the Asia- MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
  • Quast, L. (2010, October). Why Leaders Derail. Presented at the College of Education and Human Development Saturday Scholars Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Quast, L. N. (2010, September). Job-loss professionals: New tools for new times forum. Produced, moderated, and presented, at the Continuing Education Conference Center, University of Minnesota.
  • Quast, L. & Donohue, J. (2010, April). The Top Companies for Developing Leaders: Findings from Hewitt Associates’ 2009 Top Companies for Leaders Study, sponsored by the Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Quast, L. N., & McLean, G., (2009, December). Leadership motives and managerial behavior. Paper presented at the International Research Conference of the Asia-MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Quast, L. N., & Helsing, J. (2000, June). Leading a team: Factors for success. SAMA Velocity, 2(2), 30-33.
  • Quast, L. N. (1998). Teams and their leaders: A model for effectiveness. In G.M. Parker (Ed.), Best Practices for Teams, Volume 2. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
  • Quast, L. N., & Hansen, T. L. (1994). The relationship between MBTI Expanded Analysis Report (EAR) scores and leaders' management behaviors. Proceedings of the National Conference on Leadership and Myers-Briggs Type. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
  • Quast, L. N. (1992). Review: Research methods in human resources management. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 3(3), 310-313.
  • Quast, L. N., & Hazucha, J. F. (1992). The relationship between leaders’ management skills and their groups’ effectiveness. In K.E. Clark, M.B. Clark, & D.P. Campbell (Eds.), Impact of leadership. (pp. 199-213) Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership.
  • Quast, L. N., Olson, R. D., & Hazucha, J. F. (1986). Data collection and diagnosis: Organizational analysis profile. Proceedings of the ODN Conference. New York: Organization Development Network.

Current Activities

Administrative Appointments

  • Coordinator, Human Resource Development graduate programs, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, College of Education and Human Development
    HRD Graduate Programs
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Graduate Minor in Integrative Leadership
    Integrative Leadership Graduate Minor
  • Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology
  • Research Fellow, Consortium for Multicultural Psychology Research, Michigan State University
    CMPR Research Fellows
  • Lecturer, Carlson School of Management
  • Hellervik Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Adult Career Development
    CEHD Endowed Chairs
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