Director, Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne
Professor Thomas Maak is a leading scholar in the field of responsible leadership. He uses a multi-level lens to research leadership at the individual, group and organizational level, linking ethical theory, political philosophy, relational thinking and stakeholder theory. Thomas has extensive experience in leadership development and has worked for several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers on their award-winning senior executive program ‘Ulysses’. Beyond leadership research his interests include ethical decision-making, political CSR, and organizational neuroscience. Through his work with leading social entrepreneurs in South Asia and South America he is also interested in social innovation and the advancement of human dignity in a connected world. Thomas received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen and held appointments at INSEAD, ESADE Business School and the Wharton School before joining the University of Melbourne as Professor of Leadership and Director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership.
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