The competition is held in association with the British Library, and sponsored by Henley Business School.
Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, and Chairs the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School. 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 (Harvard Business Review Press, 2015), 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. She will deliver the 2017 Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at Oxford University, Said Business School.
Author of numerous articles in the Harvard Business Review and other top academic journals, Ibarra also writes for business media including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, and speaks internationally on leadership and talent management.
A native of Cuba, Ibarra received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.
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