Syed Jamal Haider

Syed Jamal Haider

Associate Professor

Strategic Leadership

Dr. Syed Jamal Haider is an international organizational and leadership development consultant with an interdisciplinary background in business, communication and education. He brings a high degree of practical relevancy into his consulting and teaching practice as a result of his twenty-five years of diverse working experience in the industry and higher education settings. During his fourteen years working at the multinationals – Cargill, Inc., and HSBC Finance Corporation – Dr. Haider worked on myriad projects in leadership and organizational development, including performance management, career development, team building, process improvement, and management and staff development in five different competencies: personal, interpersonal, business, project management and technical. He also served as the director and professor of Leadership and Management Program at University of Saint Mary for five years before joining George Mason University. His research experience includes conducting focus groups in United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia to assess skill standards to improve training and developmental planning practices of multinationals.

Current Research

Haider, S.J. (2017). Transitioning from a Local Enterprise to a Multinational Corporation. (Publication date set for Dec. 2019)

Selected Publications

  • Haider, S.J. (2017). Transitioning from a Local Enterprise to a Multinational Corporation. (Publication date set for Dec. 2019)
  • Haider, S.J. (2016). Strategic Organizational Leadership: The Importance of Critical and Systems Thinking. Paper presented at Asian-Pacific Forum, KDI Institute of Public Policy and Management.
  • Haider, S. J. (2013). A Case Study of a Failed Multinational-Owned Company Becoming a Successful Locally-Owned Enterprise. Paper presented at 19th Annual Midwest Qualitative Midwest Qualitative Research Conference 2013
  • Haider, S.J. (2010). Transformational Leadership (Innovation and Change). VDM Publishing House. Conducted a two year research study on the relationship between leadership and business performance for a multinational corporation.
  • Cargill, Inc. (2000). Worldwide IT Survey Report. Author.
    Conducted focus groups over three months in United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia to assess skill standards to improve training and developmental planning practices of Cargill, a multinational company.

Courses Taught

BUS 100, BUS 103, BUS 200, BUS 303, MIS 303, MGMT 471, MGMT 464

Education

  • Doctorate in Leadership and Strategy (Ed.D., 2010), University of St. Thomas (UST)                    
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA, 2007), UST
  • Master of Educational Leadership (M.Ed., 2002), UST
  • Master of Business Communication (MBC, 2000), UST
  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems (B.Sc., 1989), MN State Univ.
  • High School Diploma (1982), Lahore American High School