Ronald E. Riggio

Ronald E. Riggio
Claremont McKenna College | CMC · Department of Psychology

Ph.D.

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June 1996 - present
Claremont McKenna College
Position
  • Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
June 1991 - June 1996
California State University, Fullerton
Position
  • Professor
August 1980 - July 1991
California State University, Fullerton
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
June 1977 - June 1981
University of California, Riverside
Field of study
  • Social-Personality Psychology

Publications

Publications (211)
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Leadership development has been characterized as an ongoing process that continues throughout a lifetime. From a long-lens perspective, this study aims to investigate how leaders’ early family socioeconomic environment influences their later transformational leadership. According to the social cognitive theory of social class, we propose that paren...
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While research on leadership has acknowledged the joint efforts of leaders and followers, advancements in conceptualizing the outcomes of such joint efforts have stagnated. Integrating leadership theory and research with multilevel theories on emergent states, we develop and propose a new framework of shared leader-follower outcomes (SLFOs). We rec...
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In this prospective study, we examined the link between positive family relationships during childhood and adolescence and health and happiness three decades later in middle adulthood. We also investigated the stability of positive family relationships into adulthood as one possible pathway underlying this long-term association. Data were from the...
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An interview focusing on a career in studying and teaching leadership and discussing issues related to leadership development
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Overview of research on leadership development, with directions for the future. Introductory article for a special issue on leadership development.
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Leadership development seeks to understand, predict, and intervene effectively in addressing the questions of how individuals develop as leaders and how collections of individuals develop a capacity for leadership. These questions are attracting scholars interested in the factors and processes involved in developing leaders and leadership. Presente...
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Incorporates adult learning theory into the development of leadership in Business schools. Suggests ways to improve leadership development and gives examples of state-of-the-art approaches to leadership development.
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Leader development serves as a strong focus in the mission statements of many business school programs. Looking at business school leader development programs through the lens of adult learning theory, we assert that there is an overreliance on cognitive training (e.g., lecture) as the primary form of education used in preparing future business lea...
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It is no secret that employees leave their organizations because of bad managers- but what about the good ones? How can researchers and organizations differentiate individuals in terms of the interpersonal skills needed to perform well in the managerial role? Although these are fundamentally important questions to organizational psychologists, ther...
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This encyclopedia volume covers clinical, cross-cultural, and applied applications of research on personality and individual differences.
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In a time of increasing divisiveness in politics and society, there is a desperate need for leaders to bring people together and leverage the power of diversity and inclusion. Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Diverse Lives, Workplaces, and Societies provides leaders with guidance and hands-on strategies for fostering inclusion and explains how an...
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This is the link to my Cutting-Edge Leadership blog on PsychologyToday.com Posts on leadership, nonverbal communication, and general psychology topics.
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Daily Leadership Development is a leadership development guidebook that offers day-by-day instruction in "bite-sized chunks," covering all aspects of leadership and leader development. It is thoroughly grounded in research and best practices and is written by one of the nation's foremost experts on leadership. It is accessible and conversational an...
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Followership is associated with many negative characteristics such as being passive, having a lower status, possessing less intelligence, receiving lower pay, order‐taking, providing less value, or avoiding risk. And yet, leadership, followership, and context combine to form a coherent whole. We need to start by understanding followers in the same...
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Daily Leadership Development is a leadership development guidebook that offers day-by-day instruction in “bite-sized chunks,” covering all aspects of leadership and leader development. It is thoroughly grounded in research and best practices and is written by one of the nation’s foremost experts on leadership. It is accessible and conversational an...
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This research takes an exploratory approach to shed light on the paradox that negative leader characteristics, such as pushy, obnoxious, and manipulative, appeal to some individuals. We employ social learning theory to argue how parents can model conflict for their adolescents, which may shape implicit leadership theories later in life. Spanning 21...
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This research takes an exploratory approach to shed light on the paradox that negative leader characteristics, such as pushy, obnoxious, and manipulative, appeal to some individuals. We employ social learning theory to argue how parents can model conflict for their adolescents, which may shape implicit leadership theories later in life. Spanning 21...
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Previous research has established leader development as an ongoing process across the entire lifespan. Experience, especially on-the-job experience, has been increasingly acknowledged as a needed condition for leader development. From a life span developmental perspective, however, individuals are exposed to a variety of critical experiences across...
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This chapter introduces a measure of savoir-faire that represents the abilities required to engage others in interaction and to behave tactfully and successfully in social situations. Drawing on research in nonverbal and social skills, savoir-faire (which translates as “to know (what) to do”) is a combination of abilities in expressing oneself verb...
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There is increasing interest in the early roots and influencing factors of leadership potential from a life span development perspective. This conceptual and empirical work extends traditional ap- proaches focusing on adults in organizational settings. From the perspective of early influences on leader development, the goal of this study was to exa...
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Leadership practitioners and those who seek to develop leadership are concerned with whether they are using evidence-based best practices to develop leadership capacity in themselves and others. Are we indeed using best practices in the study, practice, and development of leadership? This book seeks to draw attention to the limitations of extant wo...
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This research examined the role that group dynamics played in the 2016 US presidential election. Just prior to the election, participants were assessed on perceived self-similarity to group members’ views, perception of own leader’s prototypicality, perceptions of social values, and strength of support (attitudes). Results indicated that Democrats...
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Research on charismatic leadership has been criticized for the ambiguity of its central construct. Attempts to define and measure charisma have frequently treated it as a complex construct consisting of multiple components. However, little work has been done to develop a theoretical model that offers a parsimonious rationale explaining why certain...
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In their focal article, Aguinis et al. (2017) provided a bibliometric analysis of our six industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology textbooks, noting among other things the sources, articles, and authors we collectively cited the most. Their analysis provides information about what we cited but not why. In this commentary on their article, our...
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The purpose of this Handbook is to analyze and explore the evolution of management: the core functions and how they may have changed; its position in the culture/zeitgeist of modern society; the institutions and ideologies that support it; and the likely challenges and changes in the future. This book looks at what management, is and how this may c...
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Many industrial and organizational (I-O) and consulting psychologists who engage in practice of their profession, for example as “management consultants,” compete against consultants with a wide array of backgrounds and disciplinary degrees. Indeed, in consulting work, one of us has competed against practitioners with backgrounds in fields ranging...
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This chapter examines the role that influence and power play in leadership (particularly political leadership) and how leaders use their power and influence to attract followers, gain their support, and affect important outcomes. Exploring ethics, we will see how leaders can use their power in "good" and "bad" ways. Grounded in social psychological...
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Metaphors in poli cal speeches may enhance perceived charisma. The present study examined the nomina on acceptance speeches of President Barack Obama and Governor Mi Romney at their respec ve party’s 2012 poli cal conven ons. In Study 1, metaphors in the acceptance speeches were iden ed and categorized. President Obama’s speech was more heavily pop...
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Leadership has become an important topic in industrial-organizational psychology, and a popular concept for adult development. Research on leadership has examined leader behavior, styles, and the impact of leaders on groups and group performance, as well as the ‘dark side’ of bad and abusive leaders. In recent years, there has been increasing inter...
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In this chapter, we review the various means that nonverbal communication researchers have used to assess nonverbal sensitivity, which involves abilities to read and decode nonverbal cues in others. The review of methods is divided into several sections. In the first section, we focus on performance-based measures of nonverbal sensitivity. In the s...
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The past two decades have seen a growing interest in college courses on leadership in a variety of academic disciplines. The study of leadership has a long history, much of it based on psychology. As a result, psychologists are well informed and quite capable of teaching leadership courses. In this article, I discuss core theories of leadership, ma...
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Belief in generational differences is nothing new. In ancient times, generational differences were seen as a threat to productivity, and efforts were made to change them. Bertman (1976) writes, “as early as the twenty-fifth century BC, the older generation in authoritarian Egypt had to ‘work at it’ to mold the younger generation in its own image.”...
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This chapter reviews the different theoretical perspectives and measurements of ethics-related leadership models, including ethical leadership, transformational leadership, authentic leadership, servant leadership, spiritual leadership, and a virtues-based approach to leadership ethics. The similarities and differences among these theoretical model...
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In only a very few places, Neubert, Mainert, Kretzschmar, & Greiff (2015) mention the role of communication and coordination among team members in collaborative problem solving. Although complex and collaborative problem solving is indeed an imperative for team and organizational success in the 21st century, it is easier said than done. Collaborati...
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The term nepotism (and even worse, cronyism ) carries a negative connotation: favoring a relative (or friend) in an employment situation without considering the individual's suitability for the job. Although there can be obvious benefits associated with hiring kin (e.g., a sense of trust, swift learning of job-relevant content, loyalty, etc.; Bello...
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Reports an error in "Virtue-based measurement of ethical leadership: The Leadership Virtues Questionnaire" by Ronald E. Riggio, Weichun Zhu, Christopher Reina and James A. Maroosis ( Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research , 2010[Dec], Vol 62[4], 235-250). The CFA results reported in Table 2 were based on the earlier analysis of 28 ite...
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Historically, leadership research has neglected the role of followers in maximizing leadership effectiveness. The present symposium includes presentations on people’s perceptions of followers and leaders and how Implicit Leadership and Followership Theories (ILTs and IFTs) may act as boundary conditions of leadership effectiveness. The presentation...
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Implicit leadership theories have received increasing attention in the leadership and followership literature since the concept was introduced by Eden and Leviatan (1975). Research into implicit leadership theories aims to understand the cognitive structures of individuals relating to the label ”leader” (Lord, Foti, & De Vader, 1984). Implicit lead...
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In the fall of 1966, a small and informal group of wives whose husbands were classified as Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA) formed a small and informal group. By December 12, 1969, this group of women had gained such power, influence, and a multitude of disparate followers that twenty-six met with President and Mrs. Pat Nixon at the...
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and Keywords The theoretical frameworks of charismatic and transformational leadership have been at the forefront of leadership research and practice for the last several decades. This review highlights the developments that have characterized the two areas of study since their conception and attempts to create a solid foundation for leadership res...
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This study examines how applicants who are relatives of the company's executives are perceived when they are being considered for a leadership position. In a 2 (Family ties: with vs. without) × 2 (Applicant qualifications: well-qualified vs. underqualified) experimental design, 165 Swiss employees read the applicant's job application and evaluated...
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Although leadership is fundamentally a social psychological (and group) phenomenon, interest in the social psychology of leadership has waxed and waned over the years. The present article briefly reviews this chequered history and then discusses recent theoretical and empirical developments that extend the study of social cognition and social ident...
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Nonverbal communication is a complex and ongoing part of human social interaction. This article explores how nonverbal communication contributes to person perception and the formation of impressions of others. While a great deal of research has focused on the part that static physical cues, such as cues of appearance, facial expression, or posture,...

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Projects (12)
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Working on an edited book focused on inclusive leadership, following the 25th Kravis-deRoulet Leadership Conference on the same subject.