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Experts in the field of leadership development

Herminia Ibarra, Charles Handy Chair in Organisational Behaviour; Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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  • Nationality: Cuban

  • Academic focus: An acclaimed global authority on leadership and career development, Herminia is ranked among the most influential thinkers in the world by Thinkers 50. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.

  • Experience: A prolific and best-selling author, Heminia’s latest book, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, explains how to step up to a bigger leadership role. She is frequently published by Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science and writes frequently for business media including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and New York Times. She speaks internationally on leadership, talent management, and women’s careers.


Kathleen O’Connor, Visiting Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

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  • Nationality: American

  • Academic focus: Kathleen’s current research examines professional women’s critical decisions. She translates those findings into practical tips that women can use to boost their influence and effectiveness. Kathleen also advises firms on how to pull down the barriers that stop women from realising their ambitions.

  • Experience: Kathleen’s corporate consulting aims to help managers make smarter decisions, negotiate better strategic partnerships, build more effective networks, and foster high levels of sustained engagement and outstanding performance. The empirical research that backs her teaching and consulting appears in top-tier academic journals. That work also has been honoured by awards from leading professional organisations, including the Academy of Management and the International Association for Conflict Management.

  • Corporate clients: Danone, Nestle, Air Liquide, KPMG, Deutsche Bank, Prudential, World Economic Forum, Johnson Matthey and Young Presidents’ Organization.

Isabel Fernandez-Mateo, Adecco Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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  • Nationality: Spanish

  • Academic focus: Isabel’s research focuses on the interplay between economic and social factors in market processes and outcomes. She has a special interest in how client relationships allow intermediaries to create and capture economic value. She is also interested in the role of social networks on individual careers.

  • Experience: Isabel is the current holder of the Adecco Chair at London Business School and has taught the core Strategy course in the Full time MBA for the last five years. She has also taught in several executive programmes, and regularly speaks in practitioner-oriented seminars and conferences. She co-authored a Harvard Business School teaching case on Zopa.com, a financial intermediary in the UK and her articles have appeared in academic journals such as the American Sociological Review and the American Journal of Sociology.


Jill McCullough, Guest Speaker at London Business School

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  • Nationality: American

  • Experience: Jill trains business people to increase their personal presence and the impact they have upon others through body language, posture and vocal work. She is a specialist dialect coach working with actors, including; Meryl Streep, Javier Bardem, Dame Vanessa Redgrave and Dame Maggie Smith. Jill studied Drama at university and holds a distinction in the Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama. As a voice and dialect specialist she has worked extensively within the theatre.

    Jill has designed and run courses for IPC Magazines, Lloyds of London, The Association of MBA.s, the Metropolitan Police, Standard and Poors, Beddows & Co, The BBC, KPMG and others, as well as one-on-one executive coaching sessions for clients from a wide range of companies and sectors. She has also worked extensively with the Young Presidents Organisation in England and internationally.

    Jill was an Adjunct Professor at Yale University.

Key details

Duration: 4.5 days on campus*
Next start: 30 Sep 2019
Fees: £10,500
Location: London

2019 date: 30 Sep - 4 Oct 2019*


*This is a 6 month learning journey with a blend of virtual and face-to-face learning. Virtual forums take place 3 months before and after the on-campus experience starting on 30 Sept.

Contact us

Contact Carla Scopece
Programme Consultant

+44 (0)20 7000 7302
Email: wil@london.edu

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