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Sluss, David

David Sluss

Associate Professor
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Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2006
Master of Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University, 1997
B.S., Psychology, Virginia Tech, 1995

David M. Sluss, Ph.D. is active educating high potential executives on leadership, high performance teams, and leading transformation efforts (with a focus on digital transformations). He takes a diagnostic, analytical, and behavioral approach to facilitating leadership development. As an expert in role transitions, he enjoys helping professionals, managers, and executives prepare themselves for their next role.

He works with organizations throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Fluent in Spanish, he has worked in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. A partial list includes: Abbott Laboratories (U.S. and Puerto Rico), Argos (Colombia), Baxter Pharmaceuticals (Belgium), Cisco Systems, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Google, IBM (U.S. & Ireland), McKesson, Rohlig (Germany), SCTE, Simpson Industries (Mexico), OSCE, A1 (Austria), and Verbund (Austria).

Prior to his doctoral studies, he was Vice President and Partner at PathWise (a boutique management training consultancy). He designed and facilitated "real-life" application workshops on topics such as leadership, performance coaching, problem solving/decision making, and project management for clients within the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

His research focuses on new leader development as well as executive and professional on-boarding via a relational identity lens. He explores these processes across different contexts: telemarketing newcomers, technical professionals, contingent workers, and nomadic professionals. He has published research in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Organization Science. He is currently serving on the editorial boards for Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management.