Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth


Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Ruth Malloy is global Managing Director of Hay Group’s leadership and talent practice. Since joining Hay Group in 1991, she has been working with clients to transform their cultures and leadership behaviors through the identification of key competencies, alignment of talent management processes, introduction of metrics, and redesign of leadership programs to support the strategy. She has led succession planning and executive assessment engagements for key roles and has helped clients calculate the ROI on their leadership and talent investments.

Ruth Malloy is a recognized global expert who has published and presented in areas that include women in leadership, motivation and leadership effectiveness, and emotional intelligence. Her doctoral research, under the renowned Dr. David C. McClelland, focused on motivational and long-term predictors of successful women managers who broke the “glass ceiling.” She continued this research on diversity, as well as other topics of leadership and organizational effectiveness, in a prior role as Director of Research at the McClelland Center at Hay Group. She has collaborated with a number of globally recognized academics including Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Richard Hackman, and Roger Holdsworth.

Prior to undertaking her current position, she led Hay Group’s Leadership and Talent direct business, which provides scalable on-line tools and e-learning to select and develop leadership and talent throughout the whole organization.

Ruth Malloy is co-author, with Scott W. Spreier and Mary H. Fontaine, of “Leadership Run Amok” which was cited as the most popular article in the Harvard Business Review for 2006. She has also published in the Consulting Psychology Journal, Diversity Executive Magazine, and The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace and has presented at the American Psychological Association and the Eastern Psychological Association. Her research is cited in a number of books, including Daniel Goleman’s Working with Emotional Intelligence, Primal Leadership, and the landmark Harvard Business Review article “Leadership that Gets Results.”

She is a member of the Center for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO). She received a BA from Vassar College; her MA and PhD are from Boston University.

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