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Quast quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article about career derailment

Lou QuastLou Quast, Ph.D., associate chair in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), was quoted in the article "Self-Delusion Goeth Before a Fall, Study Indicates" by Cathleen O'Connor Schoultz.

The biggest surprise for researchers was "the size and consistency of the relationship between the self-promoter pattern and risk of career derailment," according to Quast, vice president and executive consultant at PDI Ninth House and associate chair of UMN's Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the College of Education and Human Development.
Quast told BNA his take-home from the studies for the HR department would be: "If you deploy some form of multisource (360) feedback and see patterns like this, intervene with individual coaching and feedback. With help, these people can turn it around. Without changes, they depress the productivity of those that report to them, and they are likely to derail, a lose-lose outcome."

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