About

mark-stein-profileMark Stein is Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Management at the School of Business, University of Leicester, an Associate Lecturer on the Tavistock Clinic’s Professional Doctorate in Consultation and Organisation, a career consultant at Careers in Depth (www.careersindepth.com), and an executive coach and organisational consultant.

Mark has a First Class BA Honours degree from the University of Warwick; an MSc from London School of Economics; an MPhil with a dissertation on psychoanalytic theory from the University of Cambridge (under the supervision of Professor John Forrester); and a PhD on a psychoanalytic/systems psychodynamic view of organizations from Brunel University/Tavistock Clinic (under the supervision of Dr Anton Obholzer, Dr Eric Miller and Professor Keith Grint).

Mark has held a full-time Chair at the University of Leicester, been a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Brunel University, and a Researcher and Consultant at the Tavistock Institute. He has held visiting or associate posts at London Business School and INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

Mark was an external examiner at the University of Oxford between 2009-2011, and has been an External Doctoral Examiner at HEC Paris, the Tavistock Clinic, Royal Holloway University of London, Exeter University, University of Lancaster and the University of Bath. He reviews papers for numerous scholarly journals and is on the International Advisory Board of Organisational and Social Dynamics. Previously, he was on the International Editorial Boards of Human Relations, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Management Inquiry, and was an Associate Editor of Organisational and Social Dynamics. He has also received funding from the DTI, the Marine Safety Agency, and the Tavistock Institute for Medical Psychology. His publications include two edited books and numerous journal articles and book chapters. Mark has run leadership workshops and given keynote conference speeches at various venues, and also given talks on the writing of original journal articles.

For many decades Mark has had a strong connection with the Tavistock Institute and Clinic, London. Between 1982-1987 he received his initial training at the Tavistock Clinic in Psychoanalytic Observation, Psychoanalytic Theory, as well as Work Discussion Group and Balint Group methodologies. His teachers included Martha Harris, Anne Alvarez and Shirley Birch.

From 1989-1995, Mark undertook his doctorate (co-supervised at the Tavistock Clinic, Tavistock Institute and Brunel University). He was employed at the Tavistock Institute as a Researcher and Consultant over a two year period, and has subsequently taught at the Clinic, and also been on the staff of group relations events at both institutions. He is currently an Associate Lecturer in Consultation and Organisation at the Tavistock Clinic.

Mark has also had a long-standing connection with INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and specifically the Consulting and Coaching for Change Masters Programme, International Global Leadership Centre, and Organizational Behaviour Department at INSEAD. At various times Mark has been the director of leadership workshops; coach; external assessor; research collaborator; Adjunct Professor; and Visiting Scholar at INSEAD.

Mark has given keynote presentations at conferences in London (Organisation for Promoting the Understanding of Society, 2009; Tavistock Clinic/University of Essex, 2018); Nyborg (Danish OHS Association, 2022); Roskilde (Centre for Organizational Psychology Inaugural Conference, 2011); Turin (Envy at Work Conference, 2011); Milan (Italian Association of Psychosocioanalysis, 2013); Limerick (International Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, 2013); Oxford (International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, 2013); Berkhamsted (HULT Ashridge, 2022); Athens (Greek Leadership Congress, 2014); and Lancaster (International Studying Leadership Conference, 2015).

Mark has been involved in consulting, coaching, running leadership development workshops and running group relations events for many years, including at the London Business School, INSEAD, Imperial College London, Tavistock Clinic and Institute, OPUS, Brunel University, Sandler Consulting and the University of Leicester. He was also Director of the Leadership Module on the MBA at Imperial College London over a five year period and has taught on both the INSEAD and Oxford University/HEC Paris Consulting and Coaching for Change Masters Programmes.

His work has been reported in various newspapers, media and blogs around the world. His work has been translated into French, German and Italian, and he has been interviewed by INSEAD Knowledge, TV3 Malaysia, BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 Today programme. His work has also been featured in the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and City A.M.

Mark’s writing, teaching and public speaking have been recognised in a number of different ways. For his writing, he has been awarded the European Academy of Management’s iLab Prize for innovative scholarship (sponsored in collaboration with the Imagination Lab Foundation); an Emerald Citation of Excellence; the Group & Organization Management best paper prize (together with Jonathan Pinto, Imperial College London); the Gavin Macfadyen Memorial Essay Prize; and the Richard Normann Prize, of which he is the only recipient.