Hayden Woodley

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior
Expertise: Leadership & Followership, Human Resources Management, Equity & Inclusion

Hayden Woodley

Hayden J. R. Woodley serves as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Ivey Business School of Western University. Additionally, he is a contributing member of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the same institution. Prior to his appointment at the Ivey Business School, Dr. Woodley was an Assistant Professor and academic director for Business Co-op, and also chaired the UPEI Research Ethics Board in the Faculty of Business at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). He holds a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Western University.

Dr. Woodley's research interests are primarily focused on leadership and followership in organizations, with a broader interest in the role of human resource management in team environments such as selection, management, and compensation. His research has been published in prestigious scholarly journals including the Journal of Management and the Academy of Management Learning & Education, and has received funding from organizations such as Mitacs and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Woodley has also shared his research findings in practitioner-focused publications like the Canadian HR Reporter. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Dr. Woodley has over a decade of practical experience, working as a consultant on various leadership and management projects both internally and externally.


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February 13th, 2023

Agentic and Communal Leadership Traits: Redefining the ‘Complete’ Leader

Dr. Hayden Woodley considers how leaders can balance Agentic and Communal traits to motivate employees and create a positive work environment.

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