Michelle Bligh is a professor in the Drucker-Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include charismatic leadership, interpersonal trust, and political and executive leadership. Her work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership, Employee Relations, Leadership Quarterly, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and The Journal of Business Ethics. She was awarded the 2007 Sage Best Paper Award in Group and Organization Management and the 2003 Sage Outstanding Paper Award for Research Methods. She also serves on the editorial review board of The Leadership Quarterly and Leadership, co-edited a special issue of Applied Psychology: An International Review on follower-centric approaches to leadership, and co-edited a recent book titled Follower-Centered Perspectives on Leadership: A Tribute to the Memory of James R. Meindl. She has also helped a variety of public and private sector organizations assess and improve their effectiveness in the areas of leadership development, organizational culture, and change management.