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Herminia Ibarra of INSEAD: Fresh approaches for leadership success

Biography

London Business School
Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour. MA PhD (Yale)

Professor Ibarra is a visiting faculty from INSEAD, where she is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning. Her research interests are identity, career development, women in business, leadership and networks.  She has written two books: Act like a Leader, Think like a Leader (HBR Press, 2015) and Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career (HBR Press, 2004), and several articles for publications such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review and Organization Science. Away from her research, Professor Ibarra is on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment and Chairs the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School.

INSEAD Business School
Professor of Organisational Behaviour. The Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School and the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning at INSEAD. 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, The Wall Street Journal, and The 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.

PUBLICATIONS

  • BOOKS - Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader - Harvard Business Review
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - The Authenticity Paradox (Cover Story) - Harvard Business Review
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers - Harvard Business Review
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - The Best Performing CEOs in the World - Harvard Business Review
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Are you a Collaborative Leader? - Harvard Business Review
  • CASE STUDIES - Transforming Reckitt Benckiser
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Taking Gender into Account: Theory and Design for Women's Leadership Development Programs - Academy of Management Learning and Education
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - The HBR Agenda 2011: Finding Hard Ways to Measure ‘Soft’ Leadership - Harvard Business Review
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women - Harvard Business Review
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - The Best-Performing CEOs in The World - Harvard Business Review
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Identity-Based Leader Development - Harvard Business School Press
  • CASE STUDIES - VivaKi (A)
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Identity as Narrative: A Process Model of Narrative Identity Work in Macro Work Role Transition - Academy of Management Review
  • CASE STUDIES - The Turnaround Man part A
  • CASE STUDIES - Harris Roberts (C)
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Executive Women and the 'Vision Thing' - Harvard Business Review
  • WORKING PAPERS - Leadership Development During Midlife: A Turning Point in Career Advancement
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity-Based Leader Development
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity Work and Play
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity as Narrative: Overcoming Identity Gaps during Work Role Transitions
  • CASE STUDIES - Vivienne Cox at BP Alternative Energy (Portuguese)
  • WORKING PAPERS - Gender Differences in Self-evaluations and Observer Evaluations of Executives: A Comparison and Integration
  • WORKING PAPERS - Impossible Selves: Image Strategies and Identity Threat in Professional - Women’s Career Transitions
  • CASE STUDIES - Vivienne Cox at BP Alternative Energy
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Networks and Identities: Reciprocal Influences on Career Processes and Outcomes - Sage
  • CASE STUDIES - The Turnaround Man part B
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - The Best Performing Corporate Leaders in China - Harvard Business Review - China Edition
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity Transitions: Possible Selves, Liminality and the Dynamics of Voluntary Career Change
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - How Leaders Create and Use Networks - Harvard Business Review
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Career Change - Sage
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Zooming In and Out: Connecting Individuals and Collectivities at the Frontiers of Organizational Network Research - Organization Science
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Reworking your Identity: The Crooked Path to Career Change - Training Journal
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity Transitions: Possible Selves, Liminality and the Dynamics of Career Change
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Our Many Possible Selves: What Do We Want? - Wiley
  • CASE STUDIES - Harris Roberts (B)
  • CASE STUDIES - Harris Roberts (A)
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity Transitions: Possible Selves, Liminality and the Dynamics of Career Change
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - What's Your Story? - Harvard Business Review
  • WORKING PAPERS - Becoming Yourself: Identity, Networks and the Dynamics of Role Transition
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Men and Women of the Corporation and The Change Masters: Practical Theories for Changing Times - Academy of Management Executive
  • WORKING PAPERS - Zooming in and out: Connecting Individuals and Collectivities at the Frontiers of Organizational Network Research
  • WORKING PAPERS - What's your Story
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Identity Work and Play - Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Changing Career, Changing Identity - HR.com
  • CASE STUDIES - Leading for Performance: Ulrich Lehner at Henkel
  • WORKING PAPERS - Seasons of a Leader's Development: Beyond a One-size fits all Approach to Designing Interventions
  • WORKING PAPERS - Our Many Possible Selves: Re-working our Identities to Reinvent our Careers
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - How to Stay Stuck in the Wrong Career - Harvard Business Review
  • WORKING PAPERS - Networks and Identities: Reciprocal Influences on Career Processes and Outcomes
  • WORKING PAPERS - Career Transition and Change
  • WORKING PAPERS - Identity Transitions: Possible Selves, Liminality and the Dynamics of Career Change
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - How you Gonna Keep'em down on the Farm after they've seen INSEAD? - Harvard Business Review
  • BOOKS - Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing your Career - Harvard Business School Press
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Lifting the Corporate Barriers to Women - Prentice Hall
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Making Partner: A Mentor's Guide to the Psychological Journey - Harvard Business School Press
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Making partner: a mentor's guide to the psychological journey - Harvard Business Review
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Gender and Work-related Networks - Pergamon
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Provisional Selves: Experimenting with Image and Identity in Professional Adaptation - Administrative Science Quarterly
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Paving an Alternate Route: Gender Differences in Network Strategies for Career Development - Social Psychology Quarterly
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Homophily and Differential Returns: Sex Differences in Network Structure and Access in an Advertising Firm - Administrative Science Quarterly
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - New Directions in Social Network Research on Gender and Careers - Wiley
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Race, Opportunity and Diversity of Social Circles in Managerial Managers' Networks - Academy of Management Journal
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Gender Differences in Managerial Behavior: The Ongoing Debate - Irwin/McGraw-Hill
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Network Centrality, Power and Innovation Involvement: Determinants of Technical and Administrative Roles - Academy of Management Journal
  • BOOK CHAPTERS - Structural Alignments, Individual Strategies, and Managerial Action: Elements Towards a Network Theory of Getting Things Done - Harvard Business School Press
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Power, Social Influence and Sense making: Effects of Network Centrality and Proximity on Employee Perceptions - Administrative Science Quarterly
  • JOURNAL ARTICLES - Personal Networks of Women and Minorities in Management: A Conceptual Framework - Academy of Management Review

RESEARCH AREAS

Career and Professional Development, Identity, Leadership, Gender

TEACHING AREAS

The Leadership Transition (Programme Director), Deutsche Bank Global Women Leaders, Women Leading Change in Global Business (Programme Director), EMBA, AVIRA, INSEAD Executive Master in Consulting and Coaching for Change

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