Professor Ina Toegel

German, Bulgarian
Leadership and Organizational Change


Ina Toegel is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at IMD. Her teaching activities invoke experiential learning and focus on a range of topics – from leading self and leading high-performance teams, to emotion management and leading organizational change.

Ina Toegel’s research focuses on team dynamics, organizational change management, top management teams during corporate renewal, and founder influence. She is a member of the Academy of Management and of the Strategic Management Society, and she presents at the Organizational Development and Change division during the Academy of Management’s Annual Meeting.

Ina has conducted research in a number of industries, including infrastructure, hospitality, luxury and additive manufacturing. Her program directing and teaching experience includes leadership programs with companies such as Pirelli, Legrand, UEFA, Bank of Communications, Bayer, Electrolux, ASSA ABLOY, T-Systems, Carlsberg, JTI, Hydro and Tenaris. With a strong interest in the creative industries, she incorporates in her teaching interactive tools from the fields of film, sports, music, and the arts. Before beginning her PhD, she was part of the World Bank and worked on projects for structuring public-private partnerships in the transport, energy and waste sectors in Southeast Europe.

Prior to joining IMD, Professor Toegel taught at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
She holds a PhD in Management from INSEAD (France), an MSc in Management Research from Saïd Business School, Oxford University (UK), and a BA degree in economics from Columbia University (USA). 


Ina Toegel (2017) “How to create a high performance team: Top tips for better collaboration”, Tomorrow's Challenges, November 2017

Ina Toegel (2017) “Leading through emotion: Art as a toolbox for leadership insights”, Insights@IMD, no. 6, 2017, 4 p.

Leading high-performance teams: Composition, roles, and conversations. Working Paper.

Pep Guardiola: A case of transformational leadership. Working Paper.

Spotting the opinion makers: Personality traits and behaviors of team influencers. Working Paper.

The Beatles as a team: Coming together and falling apart. Working Paper.

How middle managers drive organizational change: The role of sensemaking and sensegiving. Working Paper.