Happy wife, happy life? Or is it happy wife, happy employee? Much of Brian McCormick’s research has focused on the unique traits that employees – men and women - bring to the workplace every day and how bosses and their employees interact with and influence one another at work. An assistant professor in NIU’s College of Business, McCormick teaches managerial leadership, staffing and human resource management courses. He also consults with companies and executives to aid them with training, leadership development, selection and recruitment.
McCormick has interviewed and profiled leaders in a multitude of industries, and his research has been published in journals like the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. News outlets such as the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald have featured his research, and he has also shared his leadership insights on radio and television stations such as Chicago’s WGN. He holds a doctorate degree in business administration from the University of Iowa.
Bad bosses, leadership; maximizing employee performance; employees' unique differences (personality, gender); work teams; managers; influence at work