Professor Ginka Toegel

Organisational Behaviour and Leadership


Professor Toegel is a teacher, facilitator and researcher in the areas of leadership and human behavior. Specialized in providing one-to-one leadership coaching and team-building workshops to top management teams in both the public and private sector, her major research focuses on leadership development, team dynamics, and coaching.    

Ginka Toegel has also been involved in executive programs at London Business School and Duke Corporate Education. She has directed or taught on leadership development programs for companies such as ABB, BASF, Bayer, Commerzbank, DSM, Gasco, Generali, Heineken, Kone, Metinvest, Nestle, Neste Oil, PNB, Sumitomo, Swisscom, UEFA, WWF as well as many other organizations. She received the Innovation in Teaching Award at London Business School in 2001 and a Major Review Teaching Prize at the London School of Economics in 2006.

Professor Toegel has published articles among others in the Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Sloan Management Review. She has served as a Program Chair and a Division Chair on the Board of the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management. She received the Best Symposium Award of the AOM Management & Education Division (2002), the MCD Award for outstanding practice based paper (2005), and awards for outstanding service as AOM division reviewer (2006 and 2007).

Prior to commencing her academic career, she worked as a psychotherapist and as a senior manager in a non-profit organization.

She holds PhDs from Leipzig University and London Business School.


'How to Preempt Team Conflict' by Ginka Toegel & Jean-Louis Barsoux, Harvard Business Review, 2016  

‘Emotion helping by managers: An emergent understanding of discrepant role expectations and outcomes’ by Ginka Toegel, Martin Kilduff, and N. Anand, Academy of Management Journal, 2013.

‘How to become a better leader’ by Ginka Toegel and Jean-Louis Barsoux, Sloan Management Review 2012 ‘360° degree assessment: Time for reinvention’ by Ginka Toegel & Jay Conger, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2003.


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Ginka Toegel is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at IMD business school. She teaches in open programs and custom programs.