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Herminia Ibarra

Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour; Professor of Organisational Behaviour


MA PhD (Yale)

Herminia Ibarra is the Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. She is a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network. Thinkers 50 ranked Ibarra #8 among the most influential management thinkers in the world.

Professor Ibarra is an expert on leadership development. Her most recent book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader explains how to step up to a bigger leadership role. Her best-selling book, Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career describes how people reinvent their careers. Author of numerous articles in top academic journals, Ibarra also writes for business publications including the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, and speaks internationally on leadership and talent management.

A native of Cuba, Ibarra received her MA and PhD from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.

2017

Impossible selves: image strategies and identity processes in women's leadership development

Ibarra H; Petriglieri J

In Storberg-Walker, J & Haber-Curran, P (eds)., Theorizing women and leadership: new insights and contributions from multiple perspectives. (Part One: New concepts and theories). Information Age Publishing 2017.

2016

Betwixt and between identities: liminal experience in contemporary careers

Ibarra H; Obodaru O

Research in Organizational Behavior 2016 Vol 36 p 47-64

What to do when a mentor blocks your career

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2016 Jan 4

2015

Act like a leader, think like a leader

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Press, 2015

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

Ibarra H

European Business Review 2015 May 22

Beware the navel-gazing leader

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2015 Feb 8

Self-awareness in leadership development is sound, but insufficient

Ibarra H

Chief Learning Officer 2015 March 16

By Being Authentic, You May Just Be Conforming

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2015 Jan 19

Tech tools to measure performance can fall short

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2015 Apr 13

The authenticity paradox

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review 2015 Vol 93:1-2 p 52-59

Develop Leaders From the Outside In

Ibarra H

Chief Learning Officer 2015 April 8

The Key to Becoming a Strategy-Minded Executive

Ibarra H

Wall Street Journal 2015 Feb 22

The Most Productive Way to Develop as a Leader

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2015 March 27 p 2-5

Freedom or identity crisis? The portfolio career mystery

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2015 Dec 28

Friendships forged outside work can hold women back

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2015 Aug 31

When a leader is not a manager and other modern myths

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2015 Nov 2

You’re Never Too Experienced to Fake It Till You Learn It

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2015 Jan 8

Why Companies Are So Bad at Treating Employees Like People

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2015 Oct 29

How HR should reinvent leadership development

Ibarra H

HR Magazine 2015 Aug 26

How to Revive a Tired Network

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2015 Feb 3

2014

Forget Mozart, companies now prefer a steady Salieri as CEO

Ibarra H

Financial Times 2014 Nov 3

How companies are putting managers in a bind

Ibarra H

Wall Street Journal 2014 Apr 27

Inclusive leadership: unlocking diverse talent

Ibarra H

INSEAD Knowledge 2014 Jan 15

Leadership and identity

Ibarra H; Wittman S; Petriglieri G; Day D

in Day, D (ed.), The Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations. Oxford University Press 2014

What the scarcity of women in business case studies really looks like

Symons L; Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2014 Apr 28

2013

Women rising: the unseen barriers

Ibarra H; Ely R; Kolb D

Harvard Business Review 2013 Vol 91:1 p 60-66

Are you having a mid-career crisis?

Ibarra H

Rotman Magazine 2013

Six ways to grow your job

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2013 Sep 25

Can companies both do well and do good

Hansen M T; Ibarra H; Peyer U

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2013 Jan 07

The best performing CEOs in the world

Hansen M; Ibarra H; Peyer U

Harvard Business Review 2013 Vol 91:1 p 81-95

Conquering gender bias

Ibarra H; Kessler B

INSEAD Knowledge 2013 Oct 24

How to break through a career impasse

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2013 Oct 10

Forward

Ibarra H

in David, S; Clutterbuck, D., & Megginson, D. (Eds.).Beyond goals: Effective strategies for coaching and mentoring. Routledge, 2013

Hiring and big data: those who could be left behind

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2013 Dec 3

How female leaders should handle double-standards

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2013 Feb 8

2012

Despite quotas, there’s rough road ahead for women in Europe

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 Nov 14

Help women take the stage

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 Feb 13

Her key to efficiency: arrive late, leave early

Ibarra H

New York Times 2012 Jan 21

Sex and the working mom

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 Sep 05

Study: women get fewer game-changing leadership roles

Silva C; Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 Nov 14

The best performing CEOs in India

Vissa B; Hansen M; Peyer U

Business Today 2012

The best performing CEOs in China

Ibarra H; Luo R; Hansen M; Peyer U

Harvard Business Review China 2012

The best performing CEOs in Latin America

Ibarra H; Fragueiro F; Hansen M; Peyer U

Harvard Business Review Latin America 2012

The iron lady’s failed mid-career transition

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 Jan 20

To close the gender gap, focus on assignments

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 May 22

Why command-and-control leadership is here to stay

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2012 Sep 20

2011

Finding hard ways to measure ‘soft’ leadership

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review 2011

Are you a collaborative leader?

Ibarra H; Hansen M

Harvard Business Review 2011 Vol 89:7/8 p 68-74

Taking gender into account: theory and design for women's leadership development programs

Ely R; Ibarra H; Kolb D

Academy of Management Learning and Education 2011 Vol 10:3 p 474-493

2010

CEOs: the definitive global top 200

Hansen M; Ibarra H; Peyer U

Chief Executive 2010 Mar 15

Corporate gender gap report

Zahidi S; Ibarra H

World Economic Forum report

Identity as narrative: a process model of narrative identity work in macro work role transition

Ibarra H; Barbulescu R

Academy of Management Review 2010 Vol 35:1 p 104-113

Identity work and play

Ibarra H; Petriglieri J

Journal of Organizational Change Management 2010 Vol 23:1 p 10-25

Identity-based leader development

Ibarra H; Snook S; Guillen L

in Nohria, N and Khurana R (eds.), Handbook of leadership theory and practice: a Harvard Business School Centennial. Harvard Business Review Press 2010

The best performing CEOs in the world

Hansen M; Ibarra H; Peyer U

Harvard Business Review 2010 Vol 88:1 p 104-25

Why men still get more promotions than women

Ibarra H; Carter N; Silva C

Harvard Business Review 2010 Vol 88:9 p 80-126

2009

Women and the 'vision thing'

Ibarra H; Obodaru O

Harvard Business Review 2009 Vol 87:1 p 62-70

2008

Leadership networking

Ibarra H; Hunter M

Criticaleye Review 2008

2007

Networks and identities: reciprocal influences on career processes and outcomes

Ibarra H; Deshpande P

in Peiperl, M and Gunz H (eds.), The handbook of career studies. Sage 2007.

How leaders create and use networks

Ibarra H; Hunter M

Harvard Business Review 2007 Vol 85:1 p 40-47

2006

Career change

Ibarra H

in Greenhaus, J H and Callanan G A (eds.), The encyclopedia of career development. Sage 2006.

2005

What's your story?

Ibarra H; Lineback L K

Harvard Business Review 2005 Vol 83:1 p 64-71

Our many possible selves

Ibarra H

in Coughlin L, Wingard E and Hollihan K (eds.), Enlightened power: how women are transforming the path to leadership. Jossey-Bass 2005.

Zooming in and out: individuals and collectivities at the new frontiers for organizational network research

Ibarra H; Kilduff M; Tsai W

Organization Science 2005 Vol 16:4 p 359-371

2004

Men and women of the corporation and the change masters: practical theories for changing times

Ibarra H

Academy of Management Executive 2004 Vol 18:2 p 108-111

2003

Lifting the corporate barriers for women.

Ibarra H

in Pickford J (eds) Mastering People Management, FT Prentice Hall, 2003

Managing take-off and re-entry

Ibarra H

European Business Journal 2003

2002

Preface

Ibarra H

in Hurstel P, L’Entreprise Réparatrice ou le Nouvel Epanouissement, Maxima, 2002

How to stay stuck in the wrong career

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review 2002 Vol 80:12 p 40-48

2000

Making partner: a mentor's guide to the psychological journey

Ibarra H

Harvard Business Review 2000 Vol 78:2 p 146-791

1999

Provisional selves: experimenting with image and identity in professional adaptation

Ibarra H

Administrative Science Quarterly 1999 Vol 44:4 p 764-791

1997

New directions in social network research on gender and careers

Ibarra H; Smith-Lovin L

in Jackson S and Cooper C (eds.), A handbook for future research in organizational behavior. Wiley 1997. pp 361-393

Paving an alternate route: gender differences in managerial networks

Ibarra H

Social Psychology Quarterly 1997 Vol 60:1 p 91-102

1995

Gender differences in managerial behavior : the ongoing debate

Ibarra H

in Gentile M C, Managerial Excellence through Diversity, Irwin, 1995

Race, opportunity and diversity of social circles in managerial managers' networks

Ibarra H

Academy of Management Journal 1995 Vol 38:3 p 673-703

1993

Network centrality, power, and innovation involvement: determinants of technical and administrative roles

Ibarra H

Academy of Management Journal 1993 Vol 36:3 p 471-501

Personal networks of women and minorities in management: a conceptual framework

Ibarra H

Academy of Management Review 1993 Vol 18:1 p 56-87

Power, social influence and sense making: effects of network centrality and proximity on employee perceptions

Ibarra H; Andrews S

Academy of Management Journal 1993 Vol 38:2 p 277-303

1992

Structural alignments, individual strategies, and managerial action: elements towards a network theory of getting things done

Ibarra H

in Nohria N and Eccles R G (eds.), Networks and organizations: structure, form and action. Harvard Business Review Press 1992