Tom is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist who has consulted with dozens of individuals and organizations to develop leaders and leadership teams for over 20 years. He has held both external consulting positions as well as director-level staff positions with global responsibilities regarding leadership development and organization improvement and change.
As an Associate Professor of Leadership at a state-supported university in Michigan, he has researched and published on a variety of topics including leadership, organizational culture, and the future of higher education. He also teaches leadership, teams, and organization development at the undergraduate, graduate, and Executive MBA levels. His research has been recognized and awarded by the Center for Creative Leadership.
Tom has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries and organizations, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, financial, education and other non-profits. His experience ranges from long-term organizational culture change to individual executive coaching. His clients range from Fortune 500 businesses to local small-scale organizations.
He has conducted in-depth assessments on well over 1200 executives for the purposes of hiring and leadership development, and has extensive experience as a leadership coach through the CEO level. He also has deep experience as a leadership team coach and facilitator for the purposes of team development and strategic planning.
The files below include representative samples of Tom's original, peer-reviewed, published research. Topics range from the relationship between leader personality and organizational culture, to various studies regarding the impact of similarity ("fit": person-person, person-team, person-organization/culture) on a variety of outcomes.
Tom's work on the relationship between top leader characteristics and organizational culture was awarded the Kenneth E. Clark Outstanding Leadership Award by the Center for Creative Leadership in 2002. He has also published an edited collection with his brother, Greg Giberson, PhD entitled, "The knowledge economy academic and the commodification of higher education." The book includes chapters from multiple academic disciplines and several nations.