Becky Reichard

Becky Reichard is a Full Professor in the Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, where she directs the LeAD Labs. She earned her doctorate in management from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, an MS in industrial/organizational psychology from Missouri State University, and a BS in psychology from Missouri Western State University, where she was also inducted into the 2007 Athletic Hall of Fame for her NCAA D-II All-American career playing women’s basketball. She is an active member of the Academy of Management, Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and is the past-chair of the scholarship group for the International Leadership Association. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and Leadership Quarterly.

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Bronk, K.C., Reichard, R.J., & *Qi, Jia (2023). A co-citation analysis of purpose: Trends and (potential) troubles in the foundation of purpose scholarship. Journal of Positive Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2023.2168563.

*Kea-Edwards, A.N., *Diaz, J.B.B., & Reichard, R.J. (2023). Development or discrimination: Black women leaders’ experience with multisource feedback. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 75(1), 68-93.

*Shults, S.G., Reichard, R.J., *Diaz, J.B.B., Pitichat, T., & *Kea-Edwards, A. (2022). Pursuing your leader development: Lessons from 101 executives. Organizational Dynamics, 51(3), 100894.

Liu, Z., Riggio, R.E., Reichard, R.J., & Walker, D.O.H. (2022). Everyday leadership: The construct, its validation, and developmental antecedents. International Leadership Journal, 14(1), 3-35.

Vogel, B., Reichard. R.J., Batistic, S., & Cerne, M. (2021). A bibliometric review of the leadership development field: How we got here, where we are, and where we are headed. The Leadership Quarterly, 32(5),101381.

*Kimball, T.D., Reichard, R.J., & *Chan, E.L. (2021). Women’s leader development programs: Current landscape and recommendations for future programs. Journal of Business Diversity, 21(4).

Reichard, R.J., *Ellis, B., *Powers, K.W., Walker, D.O.H., Priest, K. (2021). Changes in implicit leadership theory constellations throughout a developmental experience. Journal of Leadership Education, October, 1-18.

Yip, J., *Trainor, L., *Black, H. *Soto, L., & Reichard, R.J. (2020). Coaching new leaders: A relational process of integrating multiple identities. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19(4), 503-520.

*Walker, D.O.H., Reichard, R.J., Riggio, R.E., & Hansbrough, T.K. (2020). Who might support a tyrant? An exploration of links between adolescent family conflict and endorsement of tyrannical implicit leadership theories. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 27(4), 340-356.

Walker, D.O.H. & Reichard, R.J. (2020). On purpose: Leader self-development and the meaning of purposeful engagement. Journal of Leadership Studies, 14(1), 26-38.

*Cotter, K.C. & Reichard, R.J. (2019). Developing cultural competence through engagement in cross-cultural interactions. Advances in Global Leadership, 12, 49-78.

*Middleton, E., *Walker, D.O., & Reichard, R.J. (2019). Developmental trajectories of leader identity: Effect of learning goal orientation. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 26(4), 495-509.

*Pitichat, T., Reichard, R.J., *Kea-Edwards, A., *Middleton, E., & Norman, S.M. (2018). Psychological capital for leader development. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 25(1), 47-62.

Johnson, S.K., Putter, S., Reichard, R.J., Hoffmeister, K., Cigularov, K.P., Gibbons, A.M., Chen, P.Y., & Rosecrance, J.C. (2018). Mastery goal orientation and performance affect the development of leader efficacy during leader development. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 25(1), 30-46.

Reichard, R.J., *Walker, D.O., Putter, S., *Middleton, E., & Johnson, S.J., (2017). Believing is becoming: The role of leader developmental efficacy in leader self-development. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 24(2), 137-156.

Reichard, R.J., *Serrano, S.A., *Condren, M., *Wilder, N., *Dollwet, M., & *Wang, W. (2015). Engagement in cultural trigger events in the development of cultural competence. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14(4), 461-481.

Reichard, R.J., *Dollwet, M., & Louw-Potgieter, J. (2014). Development of cross-cultural psychological capital and its relationship with cultural intelligence and ethnocentrism. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 21(2), 150-164.

*Dollwet, M. & Reichard, R.J. (2014). Assessing cross-cultural skills: Validation of a new measure of cross-cultural psychological capital. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(12), 1669-1696.

Reichard, R.J., Avey, J.A., Lopez, S.J., & *Dollwet, M. (2013). Having the will and finding the way: A review and meta-analysis of hope at work. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(4), 292-304.

*Sweida, G.L. & Reichard, R.J. (2013) Why do so few women become high-growth entrepreneurs? Gender stereotyping effects on entrepreneurial self-efficacy and high-growth entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 20(2), 296-313.

Reichard, R.J. & Johnson, S.J. (2011). Leader self-development as organizational strategy. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 33-42.

Reichard, R.J., Riggio, R.E., Guerin, D.W., Oliver, P.H., Gottfried, A.W., & Gottfried, A.E. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of adolescent personality and intelligence and adult leader emergence and transformational leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 471-481.

*Serrano, S.A., & Reichard, R.J. (2011). Leadership strategies for an engaged workforce. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63(3), 176-189.

Avey, J.B., Reichard, R.J., Luthans, F., & Mhatre, K. (2011). A review, synthesis and meta-analysis of positive psychological capital. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 22(2), 127-152.

Wefald, A.J., Reichard, R.J., *Serrano, S. (2011). Fitting engagement into a nomological network: The relationship of engagement to leadership and personality. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 18(4), 522-537.

Gottfried, A.E., Gottfried, A.W., Reichard, R.J., Guerin, D.W., Oliver, P.H., & Riggio, R.E. (2011). Motivational roots of leadership: A longitudinal study from childhood through adulthood. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 510-519.

Guerin, D.W., Oliver, P.H., Gottfried, A.W., Gottfried, A.E., Reichard, R.J., & Riggio, R.E. (2011). Childhood and adolescent antecedents of social skills and leadership potential in adulthood: Temperamental approach/withdrawal and extraversion. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 482-494.

Oliver, P.H., Guerin, D.W., Gottfried, A.W., Gottfried, A.E., Reichard, R.J., & Riggio, R.E. (2011). Adolescent family environment antecedents to transformational leadership potential: A longitudinal mediational analysis. The Leadership Quarterly, 22, 535-544.

Avolio, B.J., Reichard, R.J., Hannah, S., Walumbwa, F.O., & Chan, A. (2009). A meta-analytic review of leadership impact research: Experimental and quasi-experimental studies. The Leadership Quarterly, 20, 764-784.

*Kan, D.B. & Reichard, R.J. (2009). Student selection criteria in undergraduate leadership education programs. Educational Considerations, 37(1), 56-58.

Johnson, S.J., Murphy, S.E, Zewdie, S., & Reichard, R.J. (2008). The strong, sensitive type: Effects of gender stereotypes and leadership prototypes on the evaluation of male and female leaders. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 1(6), 39-60. [Top 10 article of 2011]

Riggio, R. E. & Reichard, R. J. (2008). The emotional and social intelligence of effective leadership. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23(2), 169-185. [Top 20 article by immediacy and Top 20 article of 2009 and Top 20 article of 2008]


*Chan, E.L. & Reichard, R.J. (In press). Developing women leaders: Common practices and special considerations. In J. Helms Mills, A.J. Mills, K.S. Williams & R. Bendl. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Gender and Management. Cheltenham: Elgar.

*Cotter, K. & Reichard, R.J. (2023). Reconciling tensions through the development of global leader self-complexity. In S. Dhiman, J. Marques, J. Schmieder-Ramirez, & P.G. Malakyan (Eds.). Handbook of Global Leadership and Followership: Integrating the Best Leadership Theory and Practice. Springer Meteor (pp. 315-343).

*Kea-Edwards, A. & Reichard, R.J. (2022). Transforming racial microaggressions into leader identity development through self-narratives. In King, E., Roberson, Q., & Hebl, M. (Eds). The Future of Scholarship on Race in Organizations. Information Age Publishing (pp. 97-118).

*Diaz, J.B.B, Reichard, R.J., & Riggio, R.E. (2022). Go for the gold: Hurdles and winning strategies for conducting longitudinal and nonlinear research in undergraduate leader development. In David Rosch & Lindsay Hastings (Eds.). New Directions in Student Leadership Research (pp. 61-71). Wiley.

Riggio, R.E., Liu, Z., Reichard, R.J., & *Walker, D.O. (2022). Everyday leadership and engaged followership: Two sides of the same construct. In Jaser, Z., Bligh, M., & Carsten, M.K. (Eds.) The Connecting Leader: Serving concurrently as a leader and a follower. Information Age Publishing (pp. 245-267).

Reichard, R.J., *Trainor, L.L., *Jensen, K.L., & Alonso, I.M. (2020). Women’s leadership across cultures: Intersections, barriers, and leadership development. In F.M. Cheung & D.F. Halpern (Eds) The Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women (pp. 300-316).

Reichard, R.J. & *Beck, J.E. (2017). Leader developmental readiness: Deconstructed and reconstructed. In M.G. Clark (Ed.) Leader Development Deconstructed, Annals of Theoretical Psychology. Switzerland: Springer International (pp. 115 – 140).

Reichard, R.J. & *Walker, D.O. (2016). Leadership development in organizations. In A. Farazmand (Ed.). Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.

Reichard, R.J. & Thompson, S.E. (2016). Leader developmental readiness: Pursuit of Leadership Excellence. New Directions in Leadership Series (vol. 149): Jossey-Bass.

Reichard, R.J. & *Walker, D.O. (2016). In pursuit: Mastering leadership through leader developmental readiness. In R.J. Reichard & S.E. Thompson (Eds) Leader developmental readiness: Pursuit of Leadership Excellence. New Directions in Leadership Series (vol. 149): Jossey-Bass (pp. 15-26).

Thompson, S.E. & Reichard, R.J. (2016). Context matters: Support for leader developmental readiness. In R.J. Reichard & S. Thompson (Eds) Leader developmental readiness: Pursuit of Leadership Excellence. New Directions in Leadership Series (vol. 149): Jossey-Bass (pp. 97-104).

Reichard, R.J., *Serrano, S.A., & Wefald, A.J. (2012). Engaging followers at a distance: Leadership approaches that work. In Bligh, M.C., & Riggio, R. (Eds.). When Near is Far and Far is Near: Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Murphy, S.E., & Reichard, R.J. (2011). Early development and leadership: Building the next generation of leaders. (edited book). Applied psychology series. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Reichard, R.J. & Paik, S.J. (2011). Developing the next generation of leaders: Research, policy, and practice. In S.E. Murphy & R.J. Reichard (Eds.), Early development and leadership: Building the next generation of leaders (pg. 309-328). New York: Taylor and Francis.

Hrivnak, G., Reichard, R.J., & Riggio, R.E. (2009). A framework for leadership development. Handbook of Management Learning, Education, and Development (pp. 456-475). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Murphy, S. E., Reichard, R. J., & Johnson, S.K. (2008). Self-regulation and leadership: Implications for leader performance and leader development. In C.L. Hoyt, G. R. Goethals, & D. R. Forsyth (Eds.), Leadership at the crossroads: Leadership and psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 250-264). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Avolio, B.J. & Reichard, R.J. (2008). The rise of authentic followership. In R.E. Riggio, I. Chaleff, & J. Lipman-Blumen (Eds.) The art of followership (pp. 325-337). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Reichard, R.J. & Riggio, R. E. (2008). An interactive, process model of emotions and leadership. Cary Cooper & Neal Ashkanasy (Eds). Research companion to emotion in organizations. Edward Elgar.

Reichard, R.J. (2006). Toward a grounded theory of female leader development in the military. Leadership Review, 6, 3 – 28.

Reichard, R. J. & Avolio, B. J. (2005). Where are we? The status of leadership intervention research: A meta-analytic summary. In W.L. Gardner, B.J. Avolio, & F.O. Walumbwa (Eds.) Authentic leadership and practice: Origins, effects, and development (pp. 203-223). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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