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dr. Steven Poelmans

dr. Steven Poelmans

Managing people in organizations
Languages : English, Dutch, French, Spanish

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    • Human Resource Management
    • Stress Management
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  • Self Leadership
  • Harmonizing Work and Family
  • Work-family conflict and family-friendly HR policies
  • Managing family-friendly policies in firms
  • Quality Time
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Individual stress management
  • Developing a Personal and Professional Career
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Dr. Steven Poelmans holds a Master in Organisational Psychology (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), a Master in Marketing Management (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School / University of Gent, Belgium) and a Ph.D. in Management / Organisational Behaviour (IESE Business School / University of Navarra, Spain). He graduated magna cum laude from the Ph.D. program at IESE Business School with the dissertation: "A multi-level, multi-method study of work-family conflict. A managerial

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Dr. Steven Poelmans holds a Master in Organisational Psychology (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), a Master in Marketing Management (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School / University of Gent, Belgium) and a Ph.D. in Management / Organisational Behaviour (IESE Business School / University of Navarra, Spain). He graduated magna cum laude from the Ph.D. program at IESE Business School with the dissertation: "A multi-level, multi-method study of work-family conflict. A managerial perspective". Dr. Steven Poelmans is Assistant Professor at the Managing People in Organizations Department of IESE Business School, Barcelona. He currently teaches organizational behaviour, managerial communication, and self-management to MBA students and experienced executives. He is co-founder and Academic Director of the International Centre of Work and Family (ICWF) at the IESE Business School, a centre especially dedicated to his main field of research, sponsored by Vodafone, Banco Pastor, Alares, and Randstad, and organizer of the bi-annual International Conference of Work & Family in Barcelona. His research, teaching and consulting mainly focuses on work-family conflict, managerial stress, work life policies, cultural intelligence and coaching, mostly with a cross-cultural perspective. This has resulted in publications in journals like the Human Resource Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Applied Psychology, an International Review, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and Personnel Psychology. He was invited as a professor to Tunis (Mediterranean School of Business), Peru (PAD), Mexico (ITESM / "Tec de Monterrey") and New Zealand (Waikato University). Before entering in academia he worked in a wide variety of organisations (profit and not-for-profit; government and business schools). He applied his insights on cross-cultural psychology and cognition in strategy in several consulting assignments for Peace Islands, an NGO with projects in Belgium, South-America, Africa, and Asia, helping them developing a global strategy and communication platform in multi-cultural workshops in Nicaragua and Benin. He has trained executives in multinationals such as Alcatel Telecom, DSM, Westinghouse Energy Systems, SWIFT (in Belgium) Nestlé, Henkel, Randstad, Nike, and Roche Diagnostics (in Spain). He has coached over 100 MBAstudents and executives of Sun Microsystems, Abbott, and participants in the Global MBA and Advanced Management Program of the IESE Business School. He is currently the external consultant of Roche Diagnostics and Nike Iberia in Spain for management development and work-life balance respectively. He is co-author and editor of the academic volumes 'Work and Family. An International Research Perspective'  (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) and 'Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life: From Policy to Practice' (Cambridge University Press). He published over a dozen peer reviewed journal articles and chapters in academic volumes. He is book review editor and guest-editor of the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management (Sage Publications). He is a founding member of the European Academy of Management and international affiliate of the Academy of Management and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He published the book titled 'Quality Time', translated in Dutch (Lannoo; Belgium, the Netherlands; summer 2004) and Spanish (McGraw-Hill Interamericana; Spain, Latin-America; February 2005), divulgating his research to a broad audience. He experiences daily cross-cultural transitions between his family, his Spanish colleagues, and his international students at IESE from more than 40 countries around the globe. He practices four languages on a daily basis.

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Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life

Title:
 
Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life
Subtitle:
 
From Policy to Practice
Author:
 
Paula Caligiuri
Editor:
 
Steven A. Y. Poelmans
Publisher:
 
Cambridge University Press
Book:
 
Hardcover, 328 pages
ISBN:
 
978-05-218-5869-4

Advance praise: "Changing times call for changing paradigms. Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life serves as a bridge to the future. Rather than seeing work versus family and personal lives - a concept that has held sway for several decades this book strives for a both and approach of 'harmonizing' our lives. And rather than research for researchers versus human resource practice for practitioners, this book unites theory, research, policy, and practice across borders and continents. As such, it offers a wealth of research-tested practical ideas that can benefit employees and employers alike." — Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute, New York

"Poelmans, Caligiuri, and their contributors offer today's human resource professionals a highly useful guide to perhaps the greatest challenge facing employees in contemporary organizations: integrating professional and personal demands and aspirations. The authors cover a range of important and timely topics including the impact of globalization on employees, facilitating career-life integration, and understanding how to create effective, supportive workplace cultures. Grounded in research but with clear implications for practice, this volume provides excellent insights and guidance for developing effective workforce management strategies." — Professor Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work and Family

"This inspiring book contains profound knowledge of work-family matters pertinent to business organizations, HR practitioners, researchers, and individual career aspirations. Current and grounded in the importance of understanding today's workforce diversity and economic globalization, it provides a wide range of policy options that can be tailored to fit firm-specific strategic goals. It is truly international, and includes in-depth analysis of multiple real world examples of employers offering culturally appropriate work-family and individual career assistance programs. This will be particularly valuable for multinational organizations as they strive to transfer competence across borders through people" — Professor Nini Yang, College of Business, San Francisco State University

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Work and Family

Title:
 
Work and Family
Subtitle:
 
An International Research Perspective
Author:
 
Steven Poelmans
Publisher:
 
Lawrence Erlbaum
Book:
 
Paperback; 552 pages
ISBN:
 
978-08-058-4881-6

The entrance of women into managerial positions in significant numbers brings work and family issues to center stage, shifting the spotlight from issues of entry and equality of access to the consideration of the work-family conflicts and the difficulties posed on female managers. Looking at new approaches to enhance the work-family interface individually and in the firm, Work and Family: An International Research Perspective:

  • Provides an overview on the antecedents of work-family conflict and the major consequences of work-family conflict, for well-being, productivity, and the strength of the relationship with the firm
  • Discusses the migrant's work and family experiences in terms of the demands, opportunities, and constraints they face and the role of work-family culture in reconciling the demands of work and family in organizations
  • Presents descriptive data concerning the linkages between work-family pressure and several known correlates and the differences in reported levels of each of these variables
  • Explores the work-life balance challenges and opportunities created by global assignments
  • Examines the work-family interface of the Western model and urban sub-saharan Africa
  • Emphasizes the importance of organizational change to the dynamics of work-family policies
  • Highlights the progress in moving the field toward an open-systems perspective.


Written by well-known contributors, this book offers international research in order to test the models mostly developed in the United States. In addition, it develops new models to capture the complexity and diversity of work-family experiences around the globe and explores cross-cultural topics.

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Tiempo De Calidad

Title:
 
Tiempo De Calidad. Calidad De Vida
Author:
 
Steven Poelmans
Publisher:
 
McGraw-Hill Interamericana
Book:
 
304 pages
ISBN:
 
9788448129439

El libro es una guía práctica para aquellas personas que buscan maximizar la calidad del tiempo que disfrutan con su familia, amigos y compañeros, mientras mantienen una carrera profesional y personal en el vertiginoso entorno laboral y profesional de hoy en día.

El libro está basado en 10 años de investigación, enseñanza, entrenamiento, consultoría y ¿coaching¿ en la gestión de estrés, conflictos famili