At A Glance
Craig Wallace has spent two decades applying his deep knowledge in organizational psychology to deliver life-changing advice to business leaders and lifesaving strategy to businesses. From Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop businesses, his tactics have been proven to make significant impacts in morale and performance, key elements in keeping businesses viable as they adapt to a mostly virtual workspace during the COVID-19 crisis.
In a time when the economy is facing unprecedented challenges, businesses are relying on their leadership more than ever to make bold decisions and institute sweeping changes – but who do business leaders turn to for guidance? Wallace has spent two decades applying his deep knowledge in organizational psychology to deliver life-changing advice to business leaders and lifesaving strategy to businesses.
Wallace, the Department of Management chair in Clemson University’s Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, uses his unparalleled experience in academics and research to deliver pragmatic solutions to today’s pressing business needs. He is a nationally renowned pioneer in high-involvement leadership, a strategy that harnesses the power of teamwork by empowering employees to be involved in every step of the business process.
His consulting services have been sought out by Walmart, Wynn Entertainment, AEG, Frontier Airlines, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and dozens of other companies, from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop businesses. With humor and a friendly delivery style, he teaches organizations the connection between how they manage people and the profits they earn. His tactics have been proven to make significant impacts in morale and performance, key elements in keeping businesses viable as they adapt to a mostly virtual workspace during the COVID-19 crisis.
Wallace’s research concentrates on predicting, explaining and enhancing performance and effectiveness at the individual and group levels of an organization. His latest project is a collaboration with the Denver Health Authority to gather data from front-line health care workers by evaluating their physical and psychological recovery.
Through his work, Craig hopes to create a work environment that is conducive to all employees leading to high levels of organizational effectiveness and employee well-being while also helping organizations achieve enhanced business outcomes.
Before coming to Clemson, Wallace was the management chair at University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, where he overhauled the Master of Science in management program to focus on global leadership and strategically guided the launch of the executive doctoral program. Prior to Denver, he was with Oklahoma State University where he lead the creation of the first executive PhD program in business.
He is a Fellow in the Society for I/O Psychology — the world’s most prestigious group of organizational psychologists and has served two terms as associate editor for the Journal of Management.