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Eugene Sadler-Smith BSc PhD FCIPD, FRSA, FAcSS is Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK.  His current research interests are intuition (in decision making) and hubris (in leadership).  He is the author of a number of books including Inside Intuition (Routledge, 2008) and The Intuitive Mind (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).  His latest book, Hubristic Leadership (with a Foreword by Lord David Owen) was published by SAGE in 2019.  He has delivered hubris workshops to organizations including the CIPD, ICSA, AcademiWales, the Home Office, and Forbes Korea.


Dr Graham Robinson, BA, PhD, FRSA is a Visiting Senior Fellow at Surrey Business School. He has been a business school faculty member in the UK and the Netherlands; a senior manager and director in two, multinational IT companies and director of a business development consultancy.  With Peter Garrard, he is co-editor of The Intoxication of Power (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), an inter-disciplinary collection of chapters on hubristic leadership.


Dr Vita Akstinaite is Head of the master’s program in Global Leadership and Strategy and Professor at ISM University of Management and Economics. Vita holds a master’s degree in Organisational Psychology from King’s College London (UK) and a PhD in Business from the University of Surrey (UK), where she was working on identifying linguistic markers of leader hubris. Currently, her research focuses on using at-a-distance analysis methods, including artificial intelligence, to assess specific aspects of one’s leadership behaviour or verbal patterns. She is also researching the future of leadership topic. Vita is a member of BAM (British Academy of Management), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds British Psychological Society’s accreditation in Psychometric testing.


Tim Wray BSc MBA is a teaching fellow at Surrey Business School, University of Surrey.  His research is grounded in pragmatism and process philosophy and it seeks to understand leadership as a process that takes time, changes direction, and in the case of hubris, can ultimately become a tragedy.

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