Nick Lamel

Nick Lamel, a dual MBA/PhD student in Organizational Behavior, was a founding member and served as an adviser/consultant to LeAD. Nick’s academic interests have been many and varied, but he brings to LeAD a passion for increasing (and quantifying!) the value that leaders can bring to individual followers, teams, and organizations as a whole. Currently Nick is working with Dr. Reichard on a paper analyzing the effect of time in leader development initiatives and working on his dissertation, which focuses on the bottom-line impact of C-level leader turnover.¬†Nick had a key role in the development of the LeAD assessment center and has served as a facilitator and assessor for the one-on-one role play simulation. Though Nick’s focus on leadership can certainly be traced to influential leaders in his life or early experiences leading group projects in various classes, few know that one of his formative leadership experiences was as the leader of a 40-person raid group in the video game World of Warcraft.¬† Nick misses the days when the effects of leadership changeover could be operationalized with something as simple as a differential in the number of bosses killed in a given night!

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