Mark Stein is Professor of Leadership and Management and Deputy Director of the Doctoral Programme at the School of Business, University of Leicester, UK.
Mark has a First Class BA Honours degree from the University of Warwick; an MSc from the London School of Economics; an MPhil from the University of Cambridge; and a PhD from Brunel University.
Mark has 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 INSEAD, Fontainebleau, London Business School, the Tavistock Clinic and Helsinki University of Technology. He is currently an advisor to the Centre for Organizational Psychology, Roskilde University, Denmark.
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 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. He was employed at the Tavistock Institute as a Researcher and Consultant over a two year period; for three years he undertook observational studies at the Tavistock Clinic; he has subsequently taught at the Clinic, and also been on the staff of its group relations events. His doctorate was co-supervised by Dr Anton Obholzer (then Director of the Tavistock Clinic), Dr Eric Miller (then Head of Group Relations, Tavistock Institute), and Professor Keith Grint (University of Warwick).
Mark has also had a long-standing connection with INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and specifically the International Global Leadership Centre, Consulting and Coaching for Change Masters Programme, and Organizational Behaviour Department at INSEAD. At various times Mark has been the director of leadership workshops; 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); 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); Athens (Greek Leadership Congress, 2014); and Lancaster (International Studying Leadership Conference, 2015).
Mark has been involved in running leadership development workshops and group relations events for many years, including at the Tavistock Clinic and Institute, OPUS, London Business School, INSEAD, and the University of Leicester. He was also Director of the Leadership Module on the MBA at Imperial College London and has taught on the Oxford University/HEC Paris Consulting and Coaching for Change Masters Programme.
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. He has received an Emerald Citation of Excellence, the Richard Normann Prize, the Group & Organization Management best paper prize, the Gavin Macfadyen Prize, and the iLab prize for innovative scholarship.
His research interests lie in the fields of leadership; groups and teams; organizational learning; the customer-employee interface; human and organizational aspects of risk and disaster; emotions in organizations; emotions in finance; financial institutions; emotional intelligence; ethics; whistleblowers; systems psychodynamics and the psychoanalytic study of organizations.