Gary Metcalf



Gary Metcalf

Adjunct Faculty

Leadership and Management
Saybrook University
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Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Leadership & Management Organizational Change and Transformation
Organizational Systems
Social Systems
Sociotechnical Systems
Team Dynamics
Case Study
Grounded Theory
Mixed Methods Research
Research Design/Methodology Qualitative Inquiry
Violence Bullying
Education History
Degree Institution Year
Ph.D. Saybrook University, Oakland, CA 2000
M.S.S.W. University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 1985
B.S.E.D. University of North Texas, Denton, TX 1981
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Vice President International Federation for Systems Research
Past-president International Society for the Systems Sciences
Member International Leadership Association
Media Exposure

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Curriculum Vitae
Title Location Date
Toxic Leadership in Context Boulder, CO July, 2016
A Preliminary Exploration into Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Army San Diego, CA November, 2014
Taming the beast: How American corporations unwittingly conspire to make bullying a rational choice. Milan, Italy June, 2014
An Introduction to Systems Sciences Osaka, Japan February, 2014
Panel discussion: "World's Most Advanced ICT at Tokyo Tech and its Contributions to Smart Society," Tokyo, Japan February, 2014
Can Workplace Bullying EVER be a Rational Choice? Haiphong, Vietnam July, 2013

Crossing the Line: An Examination of Toxic Leadership in the U.S. Army: a study designed to examine leaders in the U.S. Army to determine when negative leadership behaviors “cross the line” of acceptable norms (as perceived by military personnel), as well as why such negative behaviors are often tolerated or rewarded. (Research was approved for funding by Sullivan University in April 2014).

Taming the Beast: How American Corporations Unwittingly Conspire to Make Workplace Bullying a Rational Choice: a study designed to understand workplace bullying from an individual, situational and systemic perspective in an effort to determine potential leverage points for intervention (Research was approved for funding by Sullivan University in April 2013).


Daniel, T. A. & Metcalf, G. S. (2016). Stop Bullying at Work: Strategies and Tools for HR, Legal, & Risk Management Professionals. Alexandria, VA: SHRM Books.

Metcalf, G. S. (Ed.) (2014). Social Systems and Design. Tokyo, Japan: Springer.

Daniel, T. A. and Metcalf, G. S. (2001). The Management of People in Mergers & Acquisitions.. Westport, MA: Quorum Books.


Edson, M. C., & Metcalf, G. S. (2016). Evaluating the impact of systems research.. In M. C. Edson, P. Henning, & S. Sankaran (Ed.) A guide to systems research: Philosophy, processes and practice.Australia: Springer.

Metcalf, G. S. (2014). Creating Social Systems. In G. S. Metcalf (Ed.) Social Systems and Design (pp. p. 1-36). Tokyo, Japan: Springer.