Tuck Pescosolido

Organizational Behavior and Management
Phone: (603) 862-3367
Office: Management, Paul College Rm 270E, Durham, NH 03824
Tuck Pescosolido

Before entering academia, Professor Pescosolido helped set up the Quality Assurance program for an R&D pharmaceutical firm, facilitated the TQM process for a 250 person manufacturing organization, and spent 5 years designing and delivering training sessions for a global management consulting organization. He has designed and led multiple team-building and leadership development training sessions as an independent consultant and facilitator and has spoken to a wide variety of audiences on topics of leadership and effective teaming.
His teaching and research activities focus on team design, team building, and the development of effective leaders in organizations.


  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.A., Psychology, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Education
  • Organizational Development/Capacity Building
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 575: Behavior in Organizations
  • ADMN 912: Managing Self & Leading Others
  • MGT 713: Leadership Assessmnt & Develp

Selected Publications

Wilson, J. M., Fletcher, T. D., Pescosolido, T., & Major, D. A. (2021). Extraversion and Leadership Emergence: Differences in Virtual and Face-to-Face Teams. SMALL GROUP RESEARCH. doi:10.1177/1046496420986620

Harvey, P., Harris, K. J., Kacmar, K. M., Buckless, A., & Pescosolido, A. T. (2014). The Impact of Political Skill on Employees' Perceptions of Ethical Leadership. JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES, 21(1), 5-16. doi:10.1177/1548051813483834

Pescosolido, A. T., & Saavedra, R. (2012). Cohesion and Sports Teams: A Review. SMALL GROUP RESEARCH, 43(6), 744-758. doi:10.1177/1046496412465020

Pescosolido, A. T., Kalargyrou, V., & Kalagiros, E. A. (2012). Leadership skills in management education. Academy of Educational Leadership, 16(1), 39-63.

Romero, E., & Pescosolido, A. (2008). Humor and group effectiveness. HUMAN RELATIONS, 61(3), 395-418. doi:10.1177/0018726708088999

Pescosolido, A. T. (2003). Group efficacy and group effectiveness - The effects of group efficacy over time on group performance and development. SMALL GROUP RESEARCH, 34(1), 20-42. doi:10.1177/1046496402239576

Pescosolido, A. T. (2002). Emergent leaders as managers of group emotion. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 13(5), 583-599. doi:10.1016/S1048-9843(02)00145-5

Wolff, S. B., Pescosolido, A. T., & Druskat, V. U. (2002). Emotional intelligence as the basis of leadership emergence in self-managing teams. LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 13(5), 505-522. doi:10.1016/S1048-9843(02)00141-8

Druskat, V. U., & Pescosolido, A. T. (2002). The content of effective teamwork mental models in self-managing teams: Ownership, learning and heedful interrelating. HUMAN RELATIONS, 55(3), 283-314. doi:10.1177/0018726702553001

Pescosolido, A. T. (2001). Informal leaders and the development of group efficacy. SMALL GROUP RESEARCH, 32(1), 74-93. doi:10.1177/104649640103200104

Most Cited Publications