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Dr Paul Yost

Associate Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA


PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology , University of Maryland at College Park, 1993-1996; BA Psychology, Seattle Pacific University, 1983-1987
Associate Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Formerly: Senior Research Specialist, People and Organization Capability, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA (2005-2007); Manager, Leadership Development, The Boeing Company, Boeing, Seattle, WA (1999-2006); Organizational Psychologist, People Research, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA (1996-1999)
Areas: Leadership and team development, learning systems and on-the-job learning, work motivation, performance management, and organizational theory. Conduct ongoing research in talent management, on-the-job leadership development, pastoral leadership development, training, and executive assessment
Publications: Yost, P. R., & Plunkett, M. M. (in press). Real time leadership development. London: Blackwell Publishing; Yost, P. R., & Plunkett, M. M. (in press). "Developing leadership talent through experiences". In R. Silzer, & B. Dowell (Eds.), Building and Leveraging Talent to Achieve Business Strategies. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; Yost, P.R. (in press) "Integrated talent management at Microsoft". In R. Silzer, & B. Dowell (Eds.), Building and Leveraging Talent to Achieve Business Strategies. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; McKenna, R. B., Yost, P. R., & Boyd, T. N. (2007). Leadership development and clergy: Understanding the events and lessons that shape pastoral leaders, Journal of Psychology & Theology, 35, 179-189; McKenna, R. B., Boyd, T. N., & Yost, P. R. (2007). Learning agility in clergy: Understanding the strategies and situational factors that allow pastors to learn from experience, Journal of Psychology & Theology, 35, 190-201