Dr. Margarita Mayo is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at IE Business School in Madrid since 2000, and now, transforming organizations as a Keynote Speaker listed in the Thinkers 50 Radar, considered the Oscars of Management Thinking by Financial Times. She is an award-winning Author of Yours Truly: Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life (Bloomsbury, 2018) at the 2019 Business Book Awards in the United Kingdom.
She studied a BA in Psychology (Valedictorian) at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, where she earned a Fulbright scholarship to continue her postgraduate studies in the United States. In her eight years in the United States, Margarita flourished in the stimulating environment, and completed a M.A. in psychology at Clark University, with a specialization in work psychology. When Harvard Business School merged with the Psychology Department, she was offered the opportunity to join the one-year full-time Fulbright Scholar program to work with distinguished professors from the Human Relations movement like Chris Argyris and Richard Hackman that became her mentors.
Margarita is particularly fascinated by the impact of leadership styles on how people feel and behave at the workplace, and she completed a PhD in Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her thesis on the psychology of leadership was the finalist in the Best Dissertation National Award in the United States.
Over 25 years, Dr Mayo has presented her research at international conferences worldwide, and her articles have appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review and Financial Times as well as in top academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organizational Research Methods, Human Resource Management, and the Leadership Quarterly. She has been a visiting professor at some of the world´s leading business schools, like the Ivey School of Business in Canada, ESMT in Berlin and Lancaster University in the UK.
If you think that a job title is what gives you the power to influence and inspire others, you are holding yourself back, falling short of achieving your full potential and restricting your growth. In today’s volatile and challenging business environment, effective business leadership is more important than ever. What makes a good leader? Is it the skills, Intelligence, or is it the quality of their character? When you think about leaders, you may encounter many, each with their own unique styles and qualities. Different people may define leadership differently, but one characteristic above all else is authenticity.
In an epic quest to redefine what leadership and ‘to lead’ is all about, Dr. Mayo presents a leadership book which can help readers to discover the path to be a successful leader. This book makes you realize how authentic leadership traits are the gold standard of success. Leadership is rewarding as well as challenging. Be a leader that inspires with authentic leadership traits. It is necessary to understand that authentic leadership does not just mean that you are a good leader it also involves self-awareness.
Read Yours Truly to take the lessons and then applying them to yourself. To put it simply, in order to lead others effectively, you need to lead yourself first. The book will guide to boost productivity whilst remaining true to one’s self.