Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
Professor

Professor Peter Andrew Heslin

PhD., Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, 2003               
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Dissertation Chair: Secretary of State Professor Gary P. Latham

Masters of Psychology (Applied), 1997                                                             
Department of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Thesis Chair: Professor Stephen Bochner

B.A. (Hons) in Psychology, 1993
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Thesis Chair: Professor E. Jim Kehoe.

Business School
School of Mgmt & Governance

Dr. Peter Heslin is a Professor of Management, Academic Fellow at Warrane College, and Scientia Education Fellow at UNSW Sydney. He is a Registered Psychologist who was elected Chair of the Academy of Management Careers Division.

Peter pioneered research on growth mindsets in organisations and wrote the most cited ever sole-authored peer-reviewed article on career success. His paper with Lauren Keating and Sue Ashford on How Situational Cues and Mindset Dynamics Shape Personality Effects on Career Outcomes was Finalist for the Careers Division’s Award for Best Paper Published in 2019. Peter’s ongoing research on mindsets in careers, leadership development, and sustainability appears in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets (e.g., Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, and Harvard Business Review). 

Peter has developed and published widely on the concept of being in learning mode. He leads the Micro Theory pre-doctoral course and teaches the Leadership course that launches AGSM students on their MBA(Executive) journey. A former consultant at KPMG Career Navigation, Peter won faculty and university-level awards for sustained teaching excellence. He is an innovative educator, consultant, researcher, and speaker who enjoys conducting research and delivering keynote addresses and workshops across Australia and around the world. 

Peter is a proud dad who enjoys challenging and enabling (future) leaders to be in learning mode about how to realise their immense potential to bring out the best within themselves and those in their team, organisation, family, and communities. 

Mobile
0478103355
Phone
+61 2 9065 6716
Location
Room 550, West wing Australian School of Business building Kensington, 2052

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin P; Mellish L, 2021, 'Being In Learning Mode: A Core Developmental Process For Learning Agility', in Schmidt Harvey V; De Meuse KP (ed.), The Age of Agility: Building Learning Agile Leaders and Organizations, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, pp. 282 - 300, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-age-of-agility-9780190085353?cc=us&lang=en&#
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Latzke M, 2019, 'Individual difference antecedents of career outcomes', in The Routledge Companion to Career Studies, Routledge, pp. 162 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315674704-13
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Latzke M, 2019, 'Individual difference antecedents of career outcomes', in Gunz H; Lazarova M; Mayrhofer W (ed.), ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO CAREER STUDIES, ROUTLEDGE, New York, NY, pp. 162 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315674704
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Mortimore G; Keating LA, 2017, 'Rockstar vs Ringmaster: Balancing Complementary Teaching Roles to Develop Management Skills', in Brown KG (ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, pp. 495 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316091067.023
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Klehe U-C; Keating LA, 2017, 'Self-efficacy', in Rogelberg SG; Shockley KM; Tonidandel S (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2nd edition, edn. 2nd, SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, pp. 1402 - 1406, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483386874.n481
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Wang K, 2013, 'Determinants of goals', in Locke EA; Latham GP (ed.), New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance, Routledge, New York, pp. 133 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203082744
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Caprar DV, 2013, 'Goals and self-efficacy as mediators', in Locke EA; Latham GP (ed.), New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance, Routledge, New York, pp. 213 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203082744
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2012, 'Conceptualizing and evaluating career success.', in Inkson K; Savickas M (ed.), Career Studies, SAGE Publications Limited
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2010, 'Mindsets and employee engagement: Theoretical linkages and practical interventions', in Handbook of Employee Engagement: Perspectives, Issues, Research and Practice, pp. 218 - 228
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2009, 'Practical applications of goal setting theory to performance management.', in Performance management: Putting research into practice, Jossey Bass., pp. 89 - 114
    Book Chapters | 2006
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Klehe UC, 2006, 'Self-efficacy', in Rogelberg SG (ed.), Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, edn. 1st, SAGE Publications, pp. 705 - 708
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin P, 2021, 'Enabling Recovery Experiences to Forge a More Sustainable Career', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2021, pp. 15645 - 15645, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2021.15645abstract
    Journal articles | 2021
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Burnette J; Ryu NG, 2021, 'Does a Growth Mindset Enable Successful Aging?', Work, Aging and Retirement, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/workar/waaa029
    Journal articles | 2020
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Keating LA; Ashford SJ, 2020, 'How Being In Learning Mode May Enable a Sustainable Career Across the Lifespan', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 117, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103324
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Keating LA; Minbashian A, 2019, 'How Situational Cues and Mindset Dynamics Shape Personality Effects on Career Outcomes', Journal of Management, vol. 45, pp. 2101 - 2131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206318755302
    Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin P; Mayrhofer W; Schiffinger M; Eggenhofer-Rehart P; Latzke M; Reichel A; Steyrer J; Zellhofer D, 2019, 'Still Relevant? An Updated Meta-Analysis of Classic Career Success Predictors', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2019, pp. 11541 - 11541, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2019.11541abstract
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Keating LA; Heslin PA; Ashford SJ, 2018, 'Good leaders are good learners', Harvard Business Review OnPoint, vol. 2018, pp. 46 - 47, https://hbr.org/2017/08/good-leaders-are-good-learners.
    Journal articles | 2018
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Dawidowski R; Heslin P, 2018, 'A Dual Pathway Model of How Mindsets May Impede and Enable Intercultural Effectiveness', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2018, pp. 10396 - 10396, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2018.10396abstract
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Keating LA, 2017, 'In Learning Mode? The Role of Mindsets in Derailing and Enabling Experiential Leadership Development', The Leadership Quarterly, vol. 28, pp. 367 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2016.10.010
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Keating LA; Heslin P, 2017, 'Sorting the Wheat from the Chaff: The Role of Mindsets in Employee Differentiation', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2017, pp. 14877 - 14877, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.14877abstract
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin P; Keating LA; Minbashian A, 2017, 'A Mindset Theory of Career Success', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2017, pp. 10976 - 10976, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.10976abstract
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Turban DB, 2016, 'Enabling career success as an emergent process', Organizational Dynamics, vol. 43, pp. 155 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2016.07.001
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Seibert SE; Kraimer ML; Heslin PA, 2016, 'Developing career resilience and adaptability.', Organizational Dynamics, vol. 45, pp. 245 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2016.07.009
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Keating LA, 2016, 'Stuck in the Muck? The role of mindsets in self-regulation when stymied during job search', Journal of Employment Counseling, vol. 53, pp. 146 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joec.12040
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Keating LA; Heslin P, 2015, 'The potential role of mindsets in unleashing employee engagement', Human Resource Management Review, vol. 25, pp. 329 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2015.01.008
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Keating LA, 2015, 'In Learning Mode? The Role of Mindsets in Experiential Leadership Development', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2015, pp. 10023 - 10023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2015.10023abstract
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Keating LA; Heslin PA, 2015, 'The Potential Role of Mindsets in Unleashing Employee Engagement', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2015, pp. 10117 - 10117, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2015.10117abstract
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Keating LA; Heslin PA, 2015, 'Goal Linking: A Work Motivational Peril or Imperative?', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2015, pp. 15559 - 15559, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2015.15559abstract
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Klehe U-C, 2014, 'Managerial Career Demise: Potential Roots in Moral Disengagement', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2014, pp. 10865 - 10865, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2014.10865abstract
    Journal articles | 2013
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Keating LA, 2013, 'How Mindsets Set the Stage for Career Success', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2013, pp. 12077 - 12077, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2013.12077abstract
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Klehe U; Kleinmann M; Hartstein T; Melchers K; Konig CJ; Heslin PA; Lievens F, 2012, 'Responding to personality tests in a selection context: The role of the ability to identify criteria and the ideal-employee factor', Human Performance, vol. 25, pp. 273 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959285.2012.703733
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2012, 'The devil without and within: A conceptual model of social cognitive processes whereby discrimination leads stigmatized minorities to become discouraged workers', Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 33, pp. 840 - 862, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.1795
    Journal articles | 2012
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Mortimore G, 2012, 'Rockstar vs. Ringmaster: Balancing Complementary Teaching Roles', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2012, pp. 11832 - 11832, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2012.11832abstract
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Vandewalle D, 2011, 'Performance appraisal procedural justice: The role of a manager's implicit person theory', Journal of Management, vol. 37, pp. 1694 - 1718, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206309342895
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2011, 'Social Entrepreneurship: How to Start Successful Corporate Social Responsibility and Community-Based Initiatives for Advocacy and ChangeSocial Entrepreneurship: How to Start Successful Corporate Social Responsibility and Community-Based Initiatives for Advocacy and Change, by LondonManual and MorfopoulosRichard G.. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010. 237 pages, soft cover.', Academy of Management Learning & Education, vol. 10, pp. 164 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amle.10.1.zqr164
    Journal articles | 2011
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2011, 'Social entrepreneurship: How to start successful corporate social responsibility and community-based initiatives for advocacy and change.', Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 10, pp. 164 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMLE.2011.59513282
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2010, 'Boost engagement: Cultivate a growth mindset', Leadership Excellence
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2009, '"Potential" in the eye of the beholder: The role of managers who spot rising stars', Industrial and Organizational Psychology, vol. 2, pp. 420 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-9434.2009.01166.x
    Journal articles | 2009
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2009, 'Better than brainstorming? Potential contextual boundary conditions to brainwriting for idea generation in organizations', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, vol. 82, pp. 129 - 145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/096317908X285642
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; VandeWalle D, 2008, 'Managers' implicit assumptions about personnel', Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 17, pp. 219 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00578.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Ochoa JD, 2008, 'Understanding and developing strategic corporate social responsibility', Organizational Dynamics, vol. 37, pp. 125 - 144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2008.02.002
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; VandeWalle D; Latham GP, 2006, 'Keen to help? Managers' implicit person theories and their subsequent employee coaching', Personnel Psychology, vol. 59, pp. 871 - 902, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-6570.2006.00057.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2005, 'Experiencing career success', ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, vol. 34, pp. 376 - 390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2005.08.005
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Latham GP; VandeWalle D, 2005, 'The effect of implicit person theory on performance appraisals', Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 90, pp. 842 - 856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.90.5.842
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Gunz HP; Heslin PA, 2005, 'Reconceptualizing career success', Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 26, pp. 105 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.300
    Journal articles | 2005
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2005, 'Conceptualizing and evaluating career success', Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 26, pp. 113 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.270
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Latham GP, 2004, 'The Effect of Upward Feedback on Managerial Behavior', Applied Psychology, vol. 53, pp. 23 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-0597.2004.00159.x
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2003, 'Self- and other-referent criteria of career success', Journal of Career Assessment, vol. 11, pp. 262 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1069072703254500
    Journal articles | 2003
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Latham GP; Heslin PA, 2003, 'Training the trainee as well as the trainer: Lessons to be learned from clinical psychology', Canadian Psychology, vol. 44, pp. 218 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0086943
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin P; Donaldson L, 1999, 'An organizational portfolio theory of board composition', Corporate Governance, vol. 7, pp. 81 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8683.00131
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA; Donaldson DA, 1999, 'Organizational portfolio theory of board composition', Corporate Governance - An International Review, vol. 7, pp. 81 - 88
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 1999, 'Boosting empowerment by developing self-efficacy', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 37, pp. 52 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/103841119903700105
  • Other | 2012
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Heslin PA, 2012, To realise workforce potential, manage with a growth mindset., http://knowledge.asb.unsw.edu.au/article.cfm?articleid=1696
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Bell MP; Heslin PA; Fletcher PO, 2010, 'Daring to care about hidden unemployment: Discrimination and discouragement in minority communities', in Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Professor Peter Andrew Heslin
    Bell MP; Heslin PA; Fletcher PO, 2010, 'Daring to care about hidden unemployment: Discrimination and discouragement in minority communities', in Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2010.54493388

Awards

Research Awards

2020   Finalist for the Academy of Management Career Division’s Award for Best Careers Paper Published in 2019 for: Heslin, P. A., Keating, L. A., & Minbashian, A. (2019). How situational cues and mindset dynamics shape personality effects on career outcomes, Journal of Management, 45, 2101–2131

2016   Finalist for the 2016 Academy of Management Career Division’s Best Overall Symposium Award for When and why objective career success deserves a demotion.

2014   Finalist for the 2014 Academy of Management Career Division’s Best Overall Paper Award for Managerial moral disengagement and career demise.

2012   Winner of the Academy of Management’s Best Overall Paper in Management Education Award for the paper that “offers the most significant contribution to management education” for Rockstar vs. ringmaster: Balancing complementary teaching roles to develop management skills.

2006   Best poster featured at the SIOP all-conference reception for Who’s procedurally just? The role of managers’ implicit personal theory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.

Teaching Awards

2018   UNSW Award for Teaching Excellence Medal, which “recognise(s) individuals … who have shown sustained excellence in teaching, enhancing student learning and/or the student experience over a period of at least five years.” (AUD$10,000)

2018   UNSW Business School’s Bill Birkett Award for Sustained Excellence for “sustained effort over a period and clear demonstration of practices that make a difference to student learning.” (AUD$3,000)

2014   AGSM MBA Programs Teaching Excellence in a Core Course Award, which the Business School Dean Professor Chris Styles noted is “probably the hardest teaching award to win because MBA conscripts can be the hardest to inspire.” (AUD$2,000)

2006   C. Jackson Grayson Endowed Faculty Innovation Award for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching, from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. (USD$1,000)

Grants

2019   Lead a successful Business of Diversity Visiting Scholar grant application to support Distinguished University Professor Tammy Allen (U of South Florida) visiting UNSW three times between 2019-2021 to collaborate with myself and other School of Management colleagues (Suz Chan-Serafin, Hugh Bainbridge and Josh Keller) on three diversity-related research projects: Funding: AU$108,883.

2019   Heslin, P. A. UNSW best practices at priming students to be in learning mode. Scientia Education Fellow Funding: AU$5,000.

2018   Heslin, P. A., Keating, L. A., & Ashford, S. A. UNSW Business School Linkage Research Seed Funding (LRSF) scheme: The role of being in learning mode in meeting adaptive organisational challenges. Funding: AU$25,000.

2016   Heslin, P. A. International seed research grant to facilitate collaboration with partners at MBRU and Stanford University: Potential predictors of medical students’ adaptability and academic success from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai. Grant number - RG162835. Funding: AU$16,507.00.

2012   Heslin, P. A., & Minbashian, A. Better at anything? The role of entity implicit person theories (IPTs) in personnel selection. UNSW Business School Research Grant. Funding: AU$15,000.

2011   Heslin, P. A., & Minbashian, A. Pilot project on limitations to the utility of an incremental implicit person theory. UNSW Business School, School of O&M Faculty Research Grants. Funding: AU$9,521.

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