Phillip’s primary expertise is in creating and validating leadership assessments and conducting scholarly research on leadership. In his assessment development role, Phillip co-created the Center for Creative Leadership’s WorkLife Indicator and Coaching Effectiveness 360.
Phillip’s research expertise spans many topics in leadership, but he is currently investigating research questions that pertain to leaders’ work-family boundary management styles, self-other rating agreement, women’s leadership, and the relative importance of leader skills as they relate to leader effectiveness.
Phillip is a former research scientist at CCL. In this role, he was responsible for presenting research papers at professional conferences, publishing research in peer-reviewed journals, and developing and validating assessments that can be used in CCL’s leadership development work. He also served on CCL’s Assessment Review Board and conducted psychometric reviews of all third-party assessments that are incoporated into CCL’s leadership development programs.
Areas of Expertise
360-Degree Feedback, Political Skill, Work/Life Balance, Leader Identity, Women’s Leadership, Managerial Derailment, Self-Other Rating Agreement, Statistics/Measurement
Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from North Carolina State University
M.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University
B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University
Phillip is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business and Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly.
Select CCL Publications
- Using Political Skill to Leverage and Maximize Work Relationships
- Making Your Life Work: A New Approach to Increasing Your Effectiveness on and off the Job
- WorkLife Indicator
- Four Essential Types of Skills that All Leaders Need
- Why Women May be Dropped on the Way to the Top
Phillip has published over 20 articles on leadership and 360-degree feedback. He has also presented approximately 35 papers on leadership, assessments, and measurement at annual professional conferences, such as The Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychologists, The Academy of Management, and the European Conference of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Select External Publications
- Dropped on the Way to the Top: Gender, Managerial Derailment, and Withdrawal of Mentoring
- Leader Self-Awareness: An Examination and Implications of Women’s Under-Prediction
- Leader Behaviors and Career Derailment Potential: A Multi-Analytic Method Examination of Rating Source and Self-Other Rating Agreement
- Validating the Feedback Orientation Scale in A Leadership Development Context
- Work-Nonwork Boundary Management Profiles: A Person Centered Approach
Honors, Awards, Grants
- Paper Nominated for The Leadership Quarterly Best Paper of the Year Award, 2014.
- Paper Nominated for The Leadership Quarterly Best Paper of the Year Award, 2010.
- Showcase Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference, 2011.
- Two SIOP Papers Selected as Featured Top Rated Posters, 2011.
- SIOP Paper Selected as a Featured Top Rated Poster, 2008.