Gianpiero Petriglieri is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He is the academic director of the school’s initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence, and chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership. His interests bridge the domains of leadership, identity, adult development and experiential learning.
Gianpiero’s research explores how and where people develop and sustain the personal foundations and professional abilities to exercise leadership mindfully, effectively and responsibly. He has studied managers’ efforts to craft and maintain personal and professional identities in the context of mobile careers; the influence of unconscious factors on the development and exercise of leadership; the social and psychological functions of management education in general and leadership development in particular; and the existential dilemmas of “high potentials.” His work on the personal foundations of leaders’ development received the GMAC Award for the most significant contribution to graduate management education and the Outstanding Article Award from the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal.
Over the last decade, Gianpiero has contributed to refining a unique approach to experiential leadership development. At INSEAD, he directs the Management Acceleration Programme, the school’s flagship executive programme for emerging leaders, as well as customized leadership development programmes for multinationals in a variety of industries. He also consults and speaks widely on the topic of how to develop and exercise leadership in fast-changing, uncertain and diverse workplaces.
Gianpiero taught the "Organisational Behaviour I" core course in the INSEAD MBA for five years, receiving the students' Outstanding Teacher Award and the Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence. He has held Visiting Professor positions at Harvard Business School, and at Copenhagen Business School where he received teaching awards in the MBA and Executive MBA. Prior to joining INSEAD, he contributed regularly to executive education programs and to the MBA at IMD in Switzerland.
Gianpiero holds a Medical Doctorate and a specialization in Psychiatry from the University of Catania Medical School, Italy, and a diploma in Advanced Organizational Consultation from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London. He has practiced as a psychotherapist and often serves on the staff of group relations conferences in Europe and the United States. He is past President of the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) and a member of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.
You can find him on Twitter: @gpetriglieri