I am a visiting lecturer and PhD Fellow at Cass Business School. My research focuses on how an individual contends concurrently the roles of leader and follower. My dissertation: 'Pulled in Two Directions. A Leader to Some and a Follower to Others' explores this phenomenon through three studies.
- The first study is a theoretical paper (Best Paper, OMT Division, Academy of Management 2017).
- The second paper is a longitudinal inductive study of a top intact team during strategic change, in which I explore the leadership narratives of the senior managers, 'stuck in the middle', followers to the top manager, and leaders to the middle managers.
- The third paper is longitudinal inductive study during a period of lay offs, in which I explore the leadership narratives of middle managers, who need to make redundant their subordinates, following the directives of the senior managers.
I am a passionate teacher, I teach the Leadership and Followership Module (MBA), and Leadership for Entrepreneurial Teams Module (MSc Entrepreneurship), at Cass Business School, and Organisational Behaviour, and Leadership at London School of Economics (Undergrad).
Prior to becoming an academic I had a 15 year career in finance, where I worked at JP Morgan, SG and Barclays in management roles.
English and Italian.