John Antonakis: Hardware is Greek (from parents), software is South African (born and raised there), upgrade is Swiss (living here since 2002)! John is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research is currently focused on the psychology of leadership including: Charisma, predictors of leadership (e.g., personality, intelligence), leader development, as well as on research methods.

He has published articles in many prestigious journals including Science, Nature Human Behavior, Psychological Science, Psychological Methods, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Harvard Business Review, among many others; he has also published four books, and dozens of book chapters and conferences proceedings. He has received more than US$2.45 million in funding for his research. He teaches organizational behavior (Bachelor level), leadership (Master level), and causal analysis and statistics (Ph.D. level).

Prof. Antonakis is former Editor in Chief of The Leadership Quarterly. He was previously associate editor for The Leadership Quarterly and Organizational Research Methods, and has served too on the editorial boards of several top journals in management and applied psychology. In 2019 he was named a highly cited scientist by Clarivate-Web of Science group. In 2020, 2021, and 2022 he was listed by PLOS Biology in the world’s top 2% of scientists for career-long impact.

Apart from his scientific contributions John is also a thought-provoking and inspiring speaker. He trains diverse audiences, in business, public administration, and international organizations. His work has been covered by very prestigious media outlets like New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, NEWSWEEK, Daily Mail, BBC News, Forbes, The New Yorker, Business Insider, Fast Company, The Atlantic, and many hundreds of other news sources, including TV (e.g., RTS at 29:15) and Radio (e.g., PBS first 20 mins).

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=nWTsugIAAAAJ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-antonakis-752b69194/

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Download John’s CV here.

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