Who we are
The Gerhardt Group was established to be a resource for organizations to find engaging, thought provoking workshops, talks, and training on cutting edge leadership and management topics. Investing in employees and helping them understand how they can best add value to an organization is essential in today’s business world, and engaged human talent is an organization’s best source of competitive advantage.
Megan Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Founder & Principle Consultant
Megan Gerhardt, Ph.D. is a Professor of Management, the Robert D. Johnson Director of the Isaac & Oxley Center for Business Leadership, and the Director of Leadership Development at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.
Megan received her doctorate at the University of Iowa in 2003 in organizational behavior and human resource management. Megan has been teaching and conducting research in the field of management and organizational leadership for 16 years, winning multiple university awards for her classroom teaching. Her research has appeared in many of the top management journals, and she currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal. Megan’s current area of research focuses upon leveraging generational diversity in the workplace. In 2017 she developed the Gentelligence movement to bring these best practices to organizations.
Megan has been consulting and delivering leadership talks and workshops since 2009. She enjoys working with a wide range of professionals across a variety of industries, delivering workshops across the United States, as well as internationally. In addition to her focus on Gentelligence, Megan speaks frequently on values-based leadership, emotional intelligence, developing high performance teams, and strengths-based leadership. As a Gallup Certified Strengths coach, she is passionate about working with leaders to understand how they can maximize their impact in organizations.
Scott Dust, PH.D
Scott is the Dr. John F. Mee Endowed Assistant Professor of Management at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University (Oxford, OH).
His teaching, writing, and consulting focus on evidence-based perspectives for leading oneself (i.e., self-leadership) and others. Prior to working in academia, he participated in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures in market research, brokerage, and actuarial consulting within the employee benefits industry. His research on leadership, leader-follower relationships, teams, mindfulness, and gender equity has appeared in several of the top academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly.
Scott has recently received several awards, including the Miami University Farmer School of Business James Robeson Junior Faculty Research Excellence Award, and the Miami University Farmer School of Business Richard K. Smucker Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. He has done workshops and speaking engagements on an assortment of topics, including trends in management and leadership, teamwork, leading teams, mindful leadership, gender and leadership, and negotiation strategy.