On 18 November, Carter Cast (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Kellogg School of Management) shared his research on why derailment happens, how to avoid it, and how to recover if it does.

Whether you attended the event and would like to conduct some further reading, or if you couldn’t make it but you would like to know more about the topics that were discussed - here’s how you can use your free Alumni Library Online (ALO) service to stay informed.

The following databases in the ALO will have relevant material on career derailment:

  • Emerald
  • Sage

Here are just a few examples of the sort of articles you can read:

Articles available in Emerald
Hopkins, M.M. and Yonker, R.D. (2015), "Managing conflict with emotional intelligence: abilities that make a difference", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 34 No. 2, pp. 226-244.

Ross, S. (2013), "Talent derailment: a multi‐dimensional perspective for understanding talent", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 45 No. 1, pp. 12-17.

McGee, L. (2009), "Measuring and managing career derailment", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 8 No. 6.

Burke, R.J. (2006), "Why leaders fail: exploring the darkside", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 91-100.

Articles available in Sage
Braddy, Phillip W., Rachel E. Sturm, Leanne Atwater, Scott N. Taylor, and Rob Austin McKee. “Gender Bias Still Plagues the Workplace: Looking at Derailment Risk and Performance With Self–Other Ratings.” Group & Organization Management 45, no. 3 (June 2020): pp. 315–50.

Luthans, Fred, Gretchen R. Vogelgesang, and Paul B. Lester. “Developing the Psychological Capital of Resiliency.” Human Resource Development Review 5, no. 1 (March 2006): pp. 25–44.

Nesbit, Paul L. “The Role of Self-Reflection, Emotional Management of Feedback, and Self-Regulation Processes in Self-Directed Leadership Development.” Human Resource Development Review 11, no. 2 (June 2012): pp. 203–26.

Floris, Maurizio, Sharna L. Wiblen, and Ekaterina Anichenko. “Senior Project Leadership Skills and Career Stallers: Analysis of Perception Differences and Implications for Careers.” Project Management Journal 51, no. 2 (April 2020): pp. 214–34.

Want to hear more from Carter Cast?
If you are interested in more research from Carter Cast, check out the resources on his website.

Also see:

Cast, Carter. 2016. Preventing Career Derailment: Managing Past the Major Stallers and Stoppers (White Paper).

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