Margarita Mayo holds a Ph.D in Psychology and Management Science and is a full-time Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IE Business School since 2000 where she has taught courses on managing people and teams, leadership and teambuilding, change management, and case methodology in the GOMBA, IMBA, MIM, PhD and executive development programs. Dr. Mayo has been recognized by Thinkers 50 as one of the global top thought leaders in management theory and practice.
She is also the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at Harvard University for her research on leadership, power, and influence. She has been a visiting professor at some of the world´s leading business schools, such as the Ivey School of Business in Canada, ESMT in Berlin and Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Mayo has presented her research at international conferences worldwide and her work has been published in leading management and psychology journals including Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, the Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Organizational Research Methods, and Human Resource Management. She continuously contributes to business press and has won several awards for her teaching in executive education programs and research on leadership. Her book Yours Truly: Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life (Bloomsbury, 2018) received the Highly Commended Award at the Business Book Awards in London.
Dr. Mayo has extensive experience in executive coaching and training applying positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and neuroscience to executive development in authentic leadership, transformational coaching and teambuilding. She has worked with companies such as Novartis, ADDC, McKinsey, ArcelorMittal, Everis, Moving Forward, Gonvarri and Indra; and with international institutions such as United Nations, OECD, and World Knowledge Forum in Europe, United States, Asia, and Middle East.
• PhD in Organisational Behaviour with minor in Social Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo (USA)
• MA in Social Psychology, Clark University (USA)
• BA in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
• Fulbright Scholarship Holder, Harvard University (USA)
• Professor of Organisational Behaviour, IE, 2000 to present
• Academic Director of the Centre for Diversity and Global Management, IE, 2003 to present
• Director of the PhD Programme, IE, 2004
• Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario (USA) 1997 to 2000
• Lecturer, Organisational Behaviour, State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) 1994 to 1997
• Smulowitz, S., Becerra, M., Mayo, M. (2019). “Racial diversity and its asymmetry within and across hierarchical levels: The effects on financial performance”. Human Relations, Vol. 72 (10): 1671-1696
• Guillen, L., Mayo, M., Karelia, N. (2018). “Appearing self-confident and getting credit for it: Why it may be easier for men than women to gain influence at work”. Human Resource Management, Vol. 57 (4): 839-854
• Mayo, M. (2018). “Yours Truly: Staying Authentic in Leadership and Life”. Bloomsbury
• Mayo, M. (2017). “If humble people make the best leaders, why do we fall for charismatic narcissists?” Harvard Business Review, Vol. April
• Mayo, M., Kakarika, M., Mainemelis, B., Deuschel, N. A. (2017). “Metatheorical Framework of Diversity in Teams”. Human Relations, Vol. 70 (8): 911-939
• Firfiray, S., Mayo, M. (2017). “The Lure of Work-Life Benefit: Perceived Person-Organization Fit as a Mechanism Explaining Job Seeker Attraction to Organizations”. Human Resource Management, Vol. 56 (4): 629-649