Herman Aguinis is the Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Management at The George Washington University School of Business. His research, teaching, and consulting address how to acquire and deploy talent in organizations. According to an August 2018 Web of Science study, he is ranked among the top 1% of the top 1% (i.e., #34 out of about 500,000) most influential researchers in the fields of economics and business in the world based on articles published between 2004 and 2015. He has been elected for the five-year presidency track of the Academy of Management (AOM) and is serving as AOM Program Chair Elect & Vice President Elect, Program Chair & Vice President, President Elect, President, and Past President during 2018-2023. He has written 8 books (e.g., Performance Management, Applied Psychology in Talent Management) and about 160 journal articles, and delivered more than 300 presentations in all seven continents except for Antarctica. He received the Losey Award by the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation for lifetime achievement in human resource research, Academy of Management Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award for lifetime contributions, Academy of Management Practice Theme Committee Scholar Practice Impact Award recognizing outstanding impact on policy making and managerial and organizational practices, and Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award. Professor Aguinis has consulted with organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America including the United Nations, TCI-AT&T, Accenture, the City of San Francisco Police Department, U.S. Department of State, and Kronos (formerly Unicru), among others. His research has been referred to in court cases at the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court levels and has been featured by media outlets including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, National Public Radio, and USA Today.
My Goal of the Day: To make a difference in someone’s life.
My Thought of the Day: It is a beautiful fall day in DC!
My Action of the Day: I will remove barriers so that my junior colleagues and doctoral students can perform to the best of their abilities.
What do you love most about Your City?
The restaurants in DC are amazing. Because there are so many international organizations and embassies, you can find any type of food you like—from anywhere around the world.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Crab Cake Eggs Benedict at Founding Farmers.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Alarm goes off at 6:15am
10:00 AM – Conference call with co-authors to talk about research project
12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
CIRCA, seared ahi tuna.
7:00 PM - Dinner at home with my wife and two lovely daughters.
11:00 PM – Bed time at 10:30pm.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Two cups of coffee in the morning. Lots of water throughout the day.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Waze to get around and WhatsApp to stay in touch.
What should everyone try at least once?
Travel to a country where they speak a language you don’t know. Amazing learning moment.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Small streets in Seville and Cordoba, Spain.