Centre for Leadership & Effective Organisations

What if it is not the strongest who survives, but the most adaptable?

To remain competitive in a global, connected environment, organisations must constantly demonstrate their agility, flexibility and foresight.

They must also be able to rely on leaders and managers who perceive change as an opportunity.

To meet these challenges, the Centre offers and delivers a variety of leadership and organisational solutions required to sustain performance and effectiveness.

  • RESEARCH to support learning and provide practical, useful knowledge and results,
  • CONSULTING to design and implement relevant, tailor-made solutions,
  • EXECUTIVE EDUCATION, on or off site, based on innovative learning processes and aligned with business strategy.

Working to build sustainable performance and a better future for your organisation

Agility, Leadership, Collaboration

With its expertise at the intersection of leadership, agility and collaboration, NEOMA Business School Centre for Leadership and Effective Organisations offers a genuine response to these issues.

The Centre is your partner. In facing the challenges of innovation, organisation change and agility, we collaborate with you to :

  • Explore new organisation designs
  • Facilitate employee engagement and ways of collaborating
  • Develop new systems of performance management and recognition
  • Create better, more agile organisations

A team of world-class experts ready to engage for organisations

The Centre is led by three international researchers and practitioners who share their complementary expertise to develop corporate solutions. It is supported by a coordinator and doctoral researcher as well as an extensive faculty network.

  • Professionally and academically recognised researchers, in the fields of leadership, organisation design, and change.
  • A base of broad business and management capabilities from a network of 200 NEOMA Business School faculty members.
  • At the Centre, we practice and reflect a philosophy of shared leadership and continuous improvement.

Karina JENSEN, PhD

Practice Director | Professor, Global Innovation and Leadership

Global Innovation, Crosscultural Collaboration, Leadership, Change Management


Her research and work with multinational enterprises involves global innovation management, cross-cultural collaboration, leadership, and change. Karina's consulting work aims to facilitate organizational innovation and collaboration in order to drive change and succeed in international markets.


Strategy Director | Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Organisation Agility and Organisation Design


His principal research and consulting activities address the design and development of agile organizations. He has helped organisations in strategy implementation, large-scale re-design, and capability building. His aim is long term, to help organizations develop the skills and knowledge required to adapt consistently and sustain high-level performance.

Rachel Beaujolin

Rachel Beaujolin

Professor, Management



Her research focuses on restructuring and organizational transformation processes, employment and work relations, and industrial relations. She favors the action research method, in collaboration with companies, public institutions or labor unions. She is a member of the scientific committee of ANACT. In addition to publishing numerous articles, she co-authored the book “Les restructurations d’entreprises” (avec G. Schmidt, Repères – La découverte 2012). During the last 15 years, she has occupied functions as professor (teaching and research) as well as functional and executive management positions (head of research, head of department, and head of campus).


Birgit SCHYNS, PhD

Research Director | Professor, Organisational Behavior and Leadership

Organisational Behavior and Leadership

Her research focuses on leadership and followership, specifically, perceptions and attributions, as well as leader-follower relations. Her latest research focuses on destructive leadership and dark personality traits. Her work has been published in academic journals. She has edited several books as well as special issues in journals. She is also on several editorial boards.

Anne Marie VILETTE

Anne-Marie Vilette



In addition to administrative support, she coordinates the actions of various project stakeholders for research, education, and program activities at the Centre.


Ai Ito

Research Assistant


Ai Ito assists the Centre’s managerial team with research projects on leadership and organizational change. A doctoral student at NEOMA Business School, she holds BS and MS degrees in business administration from Hitotsubashi University in Japan.


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