John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

Dr. Clinton O. Longenecker

Dr. Clinton O. Longenecker

Distinguished University Professor
Department:
Management
Office: Stranahan Hall - 2010
Telephone: (419) 530 - 2368
Email


Curriculum Vitae
 

Clinton Oliver Longenecker, an award-winning educator, is one of “America’s leaders in creating high performance leaders and organizations” and is a Distinguished University Professor and the Director of The Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence in The College of Business and Innovation at The University of Toledo. His teaching, research and consulting interests are in high performance leadership and creating great organizations. He has been the recipient of over sixty (60) outstanding teaching, service and research awards and numerous industry awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Toastmasters International Leadership Award, The Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service,  and numerous “Best Professor” recognitions. In addition, he has also been recently recognized by The Economist as one of the Top Fifteen Business Professors in the World. In 2017, Clint was recognized as one of the top three University Professors in the USA as a Finalist for Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching and as one of the top thirty (30) “transformational leaders” in America by The John Maxwell Organization.

 He has published over 200 articles and papers in leading academic and professional journals including the Sloan Management Review, Industrial Management, Business Horizons, European Business Review, and Organizational Dynamics among others. He is a frequent media source and his research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, MSNBC, NPR, and a wide variety of media outlets. Clint is also a critically acclaimed professor in The Great Courses Critical Business Skills SeriesOrganizational Behavior Course released in 2015. His newest book, The Successful Career Survival Guide is a chronicle of best practices and key research findings designed to help readers improve their personal effectiveness and career trajectory. He is also the co-author of two best-selling leadership books, Getting Results: Five Absolutes for High Performance and Two-Minute Drill: Lessons for Rapid Organizational Improvement from America’s Greatest Game.

Clint is an active management consultant, educator, and executive coach whose clients include a wide variety of Fortune 500 firms and entrepreneurial organizations including: Harley-Davidson, ConAgra, SSOE, ProMedica Health Systems, Whirlpool, Eaton Corporation, Cooper Tire, Dana Corporation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and O-I Inc. among others. Clint has been described by Career Publications as, “one of the top motivational speakers in the U.S. who can blend cutting edge research, common sense, humor and conviction into a real and inspiring call for better performance that can help us all!” Dr. Longenecker has also served as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the West Indies Barbados and has also lectured extensively in Poland, Hungary, and Russia. He holds a B.B.A. in marketing, an M.B.A. in management, both from the University of Toledo, and a Ph.D. in management from The Pennsylvania State University.

 Clint is an active community servant, a committed member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and an active Bible study leader and Christian speaker.  He has spent extensive time working in the country of Haiti managing missionary school and hospital construction projects. Clint is very happily married to the former Cindy Breese, and they have three children: Clinton Charles, Shannon Marie, and Stephen Lorenzo.

 

1980-84 THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Business Administration
Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy
Major: Management
Minors: Statistics and Industrial Psychology

1977-78 THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
College of Business Administration
Degree: Masters of Business Administration
Major: Management 

1973-77 THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
College of Business Administration
Degree:  Bachelors of Business Administration
Major:   Marketing

  • FINALIST-ROBERT FOSTER CHERRY AWARD FOR GREAT TEACHING-Baylor University 2017
  • BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2017 - Toledo City Paper
  • GUS YEAGER Outstanding COMMUNITY Servant Award 2016
  • DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR 2015
  • EDGAR HAYHOW BEST HEALTH CARE PAPER AWARD 2015-Journal of Health Care Management
  • Medical Missions Hall of Fame-LAURENCE CONWAY LIFETIME DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 2015
  • BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2015 - Toledo City Paper
  • College of business AND INNOVATION - diversity award 2014
  • OUTSTANDING REVIEWER AWARD - Development and Learning in     Organizations 2014
  • BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2014 - Toledo City Paper
  • GOLD “T” OUTSTANDING UT ALUMNI AWARD 2013
  • OHIO.STATS.ORG – TOP BUSINESS PROFESSORS IN OHIO 2013
  • THE ECONOMIST – “BUSINESS PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD”- TOP FIFTEEN GLOBAL RANKING 2013
  • BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2013 - Toledo City Paper
  • OUTSTANDING EMBA TEACHER 2012
  • UT SHINING STAR AWARD FOR STUDENT CENTEREDNESS - 2012
  • VARSITY T ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME – DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 2012
  • OUTSTANDING EMBA TEACHER 2011
  • LEADERSHIP TOLEDO -“GREAT COMMUNICATOR” AWARD 2010
  • TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD 2009
  • JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENTLEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT AWARD 2009
  • FACULTY CLUB OUTSTANDING FACULTY SERVICE AWARD 2008
  • UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER AWARD 2008
  • EDITH RATHBUN OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT AWARD 2008
  • JEFFERSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE 2008
  • AUTHOR’S AWARD – Development and Learning in Organizations 2008OUTSTANDING EMBA TEACHER 2007BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2007 - Toledo City Paper
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL AND BUSINESS EXCELLENCE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 2006
  • BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2006 - Toledo City Paper
  • BEST PROFESSOR AWARD 2005 - Toledo City Paper
  • T.O.P. PEAK PERFORMANCE AWARD 2005 – Outstanding Community Service Award
  • GOVERNOR’S RECOGNITION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENECE 2004
  • ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2004
  • OUTSTANDING EMBA TEACHER 2004
  • COBA OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AWARD 2004
  • OUTSTANDING TOLEDO CHRISTIAN BUSINESS LEADER AWARD 2004
  • FCA COMMUNITY SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD 2004
  • BLUE “T” OUTSTANDING UT ALUMNI AWARD 2003
  • COMMUNITY CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP AWARD 2003
  • UNIVERSITYCOLLEGE FELLOWS AWARD 2002
  • COLLEGE OF BUSINESS BRUNNER SERVICE AWARD 2002
  • AUTHOR’S AWARD - European Business Review 2002
  • SIMONETTI OUTSTANDING GRADUATE TEACHING AWARD 2002
  • OUTSTANDING EMBA TEACHER 2001
  • UNIVERSITYCOLLEGE LEADERSHIP AWARD 2001
  • THE ROCKET RECRUITING “TEAMWORK AWARD” 2000
  • SIGMA IOTA EPSILON INDUCTEE 2000
  • AUTHOR’S AWARD - Industrial and Commercial Training Journal 2000
  • COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW 1999
  • CBA FACULTY RECRUITMENT/RETENTION AWARD 1998
  • DEJUTE MEMORIAL-TEACHING AWARD 1998
  • ROADWAY EXPRESS - OUTSTANDING FACILITATOR'S AWARD 1995
  • STRANAHAN DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP AWARD 1994 
  • COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH FELLOW 1994 
  • PHI KAPPA PHI 1994
  • PEOPLE'S SAVINGS APPLIED RESEARCH AWARD 199
  • 12th MAN AWARD - UT FOOTBALL PROGRAM 1990
  • COLLEGE OF BUSINESS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 1990
  • BRONZE MEDAL - NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1990 - CRM Film - “Performance Appraisal: Truth or Consequences”

 

     

Training and consulting projects have been conducted with the following organizations and agencies primarily in the areas of:  1) creating high performance organizations; 2) organizational development; 3) leadership team-building; 4) leadership development; 5) rapid change and performance improvement; and 6) enhancing human resource management practices
These experiences also serve as a primary source for research studies, material for classroom instruction and student internship and employment opportunities.

  • Lakeshore Recycling
  • PNC Bank
  • ConAgra
  • UT Medical Center
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Eaton Inc.
  • A&R Transport
  • ProMedica Health Systems
  • Metal Forming and Coining
  • Crossville Ceramics
  • The Andersons
  • IET Inc.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Mercy Health Partners
  • Sauder Corporation
  • General Motors
  • The Jefferson Awards
  • Omnicare - Westhaven
  • Dana Corporation
  • Dana Commercial Credit
  • Pilkington                                                 
  • MedicalUniversity of Ohio
  • S.S.O.E. Inc.
  • Magic Wok Inc.
  • Central Travel Inc.
  • Roadway Express
  • Industrial Printing Corporation
  • Spartan Foods
  • SBC Inc.
  • Champion Spark Plug Corporation
  • Automotive Alliance
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc.  
  • Toledo City Police Department
  • T.L. Industries Inc.  
  • The Sun Oil Company
  • ToledoEdison
  • Walbridge Coatings
  • The Douglas Company
  • Pre Finish Metals Inc.
  • The Material Science Corporation
  • Economic Opportunity Planning Administration
  • The American Management Association
  • The National Management Association
  • UFM International
  • Globe Industries
  • The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • The CriminalJusticeTrainingCenter
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Northwest Ohio
  • The BerecaMedicalCenter
  • Mercy Hospital
  • The American Red Cross
  • SPM Inc.
  • Kuhlman Corporation
  • National Family Opinion, Inc.
  • Sulphur Springs Realty
  • Wolverine Industries
  • Derkin and Wise Inc.
  • Visiting Nursing Services
  • Hendricks Realty Inc.
  • RooseveltCommunityHospital
  • The Lathrop Company
  • ToledoChristianSchools
  • Associated Physicians of MCO Inc.
  • Sky Financial
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Lehr Precision Products
  • WashtenawCommunity   College
  • Marcos Pizza Inc.
  • Spartan Trucking Company
  • Among others

For a complete list of Dr. Longenecker's publications please click here

Select Articles Published in Refereed Journals 2007-2017

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S., “Managing Your Boss: Voices from the Trenches,” The Drake Business Review, (in press 2018).

Shufelt, J.W. and Longenecker, C.O., “Practical Lessons for Dealing with Toxic Leaders and Bad Bosses,” Military Review, (in press 2018).

Chatfield, J.S., Longenecker, C.O., Fink, L.S., Gold, J.P. “CEO Imperatives for Healthcare Transformation: Lessons from the Best,” Journal of Health Care Management, (in press 2017).

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S. (2017). "Lessons For Improving Your Formal Performance Appraisal Process,” Strategic HR Review, 16 (1), 1-7.

Longenecker, C.O. and Donahue, M, “Key Lessons in Preparing for Battle: Leading to Win!” Industrial Management September/October 2017, 20-25.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S. (2016). "Managing Your Boss in the 21st Century,” Industrial Management, July/August 2016, 10-15.

Longenecker, C.O., “Why Leaders Fail to Deliver Desired Results,” The Drake Business Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2016, 22-26.

Longenecker, C.O., “Career Success: Voices from the Trenches,” Industrial Management March/April 2015, 20-25.

Longenecker, C.O., and Fink, L.S. “U.S. Trends in Formal Performance Appraisal: A Time for Organizational Self-Appraisal,” Journal of Compensation and Benefits, May/June 2015, 5-12.

Wang, Y., Longenecker, C.O., and Fink, L.S. “Managerial Failure in U.S. Multinational Enterprises in China: A Call for Action,” International HR Journal, Spring 2015, 14-23.

Longenecker, C.O., and Fink, L.S. “Exceptional HR Leadership Rests

On Four Foundations,” Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23(1), 2015, 21-24.

Longenecker, C. & Fink, L.S. “Ten Questions That Make A Difference for HR Leadership,” Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23(3), 2015, 20-22.

Longenecker, C.O., “The Best Practices of Great Leaders,” Industrial Management.

January/February 2015, pp. 20-25.

Longenecker, C.O., and Fink, L.S. “Current U.S. “Trends in Formal Performance Appraisal: Practices and Opportunities – Part I,” Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 46 No.4, 2014, pp. 321-326.

Longenecker, C.O., and Fink, L.S. “Current U.S. “Trends in Formal Performance Appraisal: Practices and Opportunities – Part II,” Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 46 No.7, 2014, pp. 393-399.

Robbins, J., Longenecker, C.O., and Crosgrove, D. “Looking in the Mere: How EEOC Rulings and Statutory Changes are Compelling Employers to Assess There Felon Hiring Practices,” HR Advisor Journal, Spring 2014.

Longenecker, C.O., “How to Become the Best Leader You Can Be,” The Drake Business Review, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014, pp. 7-11.

Longenecker, C.O., Mallin, M., and Ragland, C., “The Sales Manager Development Gap: Are Leaders Equipped to Walk the Walk?”  The Journal of Selling and Major Account Management, 2014.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S. “The Top 10 Reasons That Key Managers Leave,” Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 22, No. 2 2014, pp.36-38.

Longenecker, C.O., Mallin, M., and Ragland, C., “Developing High Performance Sales managers: Key Practices for Accelerating Growth,” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, Vol. 28, No. 20 2014, pp.10-13.

Longenecker, C.O. and Longenecker, P.D. “Barrier and Gateways to Healthcare Change,” The Journal of Healthcare Management Volume 59, No. 2. March/April 2014 pp.147-157.

Longenecker, C. O. and Abernathy, R. K., “The Eight Imperatives for Effective Adult Learning”. Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 21 No. 7. 2014, pp. 30-33.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S., “On Performance Appraisal and Politics: Observations and Solutions,” The Journal of Compensation and Benefits. January/February 2013, pp.25-33.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S., “Tipping Points for Involuntary Turnover,” Industrial Management. May/June 2013, pp. 10-15.

Longenecker, C.O., Yonker, R. “Leadership Deficiencies in Rapidly Changing Organizations: Multisource Feedback as a Needs Assessment Tool – Part I. Industrial and Commercial Training. Vol. 45 No. 3 2013, pp. 159-165.

Longenecker, C.O., Yonker, R. “Leadership Deficiencies in Rapidly Changing Organizations: Multisource Feedback as a Needs Assessment Tool – Part II. Industrial and Commercial Training. Vol. 45 No 4 2013, pp. 202-208.

Longenecker, C. O. and Fink, L. S. “Creating Human Resource Management Value in the 21st Century”. Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 21 No. 2, 2013, pp. 7-11.

Longenecker, C.O. Beard, S. and Scazerro, J.A., “What about the Workers? The Workforce Benefits of Corporate Volunteer Programs,” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. Vol. 27 No. 1, 2013. Pp. 9-13.

Chupp, B., Longenecker, C.O., and Ariss, S.A., “On the Minds of Entrepreneurs: How Entrepreneurs Learn,” Effective Executive Journal. Vol. XVI, No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-15.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S. “The Attributes of Great Human Resource Leaders,” HR Advisor Journal, December 2012, pp.5-12.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S., “Fixing Managements Fatal Flaws,” Industrial Management, July/August 2012, pp.12-17.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S. “Breaching the Barriers to Creating Human Resource Management Value: An Executives Guide,” Effective Executive Journal. Vol. XV, No. 2, 2012, pp. 39-52.

Longenecker, C.O. “The Characteristics of Really Bad Bosses,” Industrial Management, September/October 2011, pp.10-15.

Longenecker, C.O. Moore, G. and Scazerro, J.A., “The Benefits of Corporate Volunteer Programs: An Employee’s Perspective,” HR Advisor Journal. September/October 2011, pp.6-14.

Longenecker, C.O. “Career Survival and Success in the 21st Century,” Drake Business Review. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2011, pp. 8-12.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S. “Key Competencies for Performance Appraisal Effectiveness,” The Journal of Compensation and Benefits. September/October 2011, pp.11-18

Longenecker, C.O. and Gatins, D. “Gateways to Management Development in Rapidly Changing Organizations,” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. Vol.25 No.3. 2011, pp. 3-6.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L. S., “The New HRM Reality: HR Leadership in Trying Economic Times,” HR Advisor Journal. March/April 2011 

Longenecker, C.O., “How the Best Motivate Workers,” Industrial Management. January/February, 2011 pp.8-13.

Longenecker, C.O. “Formal Performance Appraisal Functions and Benchmarks of Effectiveness.” Journal of Compensation and Benefits. July/August 2010. pp. 16-26.

Longenecker, C.O., “Barriers to Managerial Learning: Lessons for Rapidly Changing Organizations,” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. Vol. 24 No.5 2010, pp.8-11.

Longenecker, C.O. “Getting Better Results: Ten Leadership Imperatives,” Drake Business Review. Winter 2010.

Longenecker, C.O. “Key Practices for Closing the Management Skills Gap,” HRM Review. May 2010. pp. 19-25.

Longenecker, C.O.“Coaching for Better Results: Key Practices of High Performance Leaders,” Industrial and Commercial Training. Vol.42 No.1 2010, pp.32-40.

Longenecker, C.O. and Ariss, S.S. “Leading in Trying Economic Times: Imperatives for Handling the Heat,” Industrial Management, September/October 2009, pp.8-12.

Longenecker, C.O., Yonker, R. and McGoldrick, L. “The Competitive Professional Benefits of Managerial Health,” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. Vol. 23 No.5 2009, pp.19-21.

Fink, L. S., Longenecker, C.O., and Cutcher, A. “Creating Human Resource Management Value in Challenging Economic Times,” HR Advisor Journal. May/June 2009, pp.13-22.

Longenecker, C.O. Smallman, B.S. and Wang, H. “Managerial Career Success in 21st Century China,” HR International Journal. Spring 2009, pp. 13-20.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S. “Appraising Managerial Performance in Challenging Economic Times: Part 1,” Journal of Compensation and Benefits. May/June 2009, pp. 6-12.

Fink, L.S. and Longenecker, C.O. “Appraising Managerial Performance in Challenging Economic Times: Part 2,” Journal of Compensation and Benefits. July/August 2009, pp. 5-12.

Longenecker, C.O., Papp, G.R., and Stansfield, T.S., “Quarterbacking Real and Rapid Organizational Improvement.” Leader-to-Leader. Number 51, Winter 2009, pp.17-23.

Longenecker, C.O., Ariss, S.S and Eesley, D. T., “Human Resource Management in Successful Entrepreneurial Enterprises: Challenges and Lessons,” The HR Advisor Journal, July/August 2008, pp.23-30.

Longenecker, C.O. and Simonetti, J.L. “Staffing for Better Results: Key Practices of High Performance Mangers.” HRM Review. December 2008, pp. 20-25.

Longenecker, C.O., Papp, G.R., and Stansfield, T.S., “Post Change Analysis: Learning    from Change.” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal.   Vol. 22 #6, 2008, pp. 11-14.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S. “Key Criteria in 21st Century Management Promotional Decisions,” Career Development International. Vol.13 No. 3, 2008, pp. 241-251.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S. “Developing a Learning Organization: The Top Management Leadership Factor.” Effective Executive, June 2008, pp. 46-51.

Longenecker, C.O. and Yonker, R.  “Observations on the Connection between High Performance and Managerial Health,” Journal of Compensation and Benefits, January/February 2008, pp. 22-27.

Longenecker, C.O., Papp, G.R., and Stansfield, T.S., “Human Resource Management Improvement: Developing a Two-Minute Drill Mindset toward Change,” The HR Advisor Journal, March/April 2008, pp. 25-31.

Stansfield, T.S., Papp, G.R., and Longenecker, C.O., “Effective Manufacturing Improvement,” Industrial Management January/February 2008, pp. 24-30.

Longenecker, C.O. “The Training Practices of Results-Oriented Leaders,” Industrial and Commercial Training. Vol. 39 No. 7, 2007, pp. 361-367.

Longenecker, C.O. and Rieman, M., “Making Organizational Change Stick: Leadership Reality Checks,” Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. Vol. 21 No. 5, 2007, pp. 7-10.

Longenecker, C.O. and Fink, L.S., “The Performance Management and Appraisal of Middle Managers in Rapidly Changing Organizations,” Journal of Compensation and Benefits, March/ April 2007, pp.27-34.

Longenecker, C.O. and Kireyev, A., “Why Organizations Struggle in Post-Soviet Russia: Key Human Resource Factors,” International HR Journal, Spring 2007 pp.26-32.

Longenecker, C.O., Neubert, M.J, and Fink, L.S., “Causes and Consequences of Managerial Failure in Rapidly Changing Organizations,” Business Horizons, Vol. 50 No. 2, March/April 2007, pp. 145-155

 

 

Last Updated: 9/7/21