Alyson Meister

Program Director

Alyson Meister is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, specializing in leading diversity and change.

Alyson Meister

Program Director

Alyson Meister is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, specializing in leading diversity and change.

Meet your Program Director

Alyson Meister specializes in leading diversity and change, managing evolving and boundless career trajectories, and supporting organizations to cultivate globally minded, adaptive, and resilient leaders.

In 2021, Professor Meister has been named to the prestigious 2021 Thinkers50 Radar list for her “important research on how people can navigate, manage, and overcome bias throughout their careers.”

She leads IMD’s Future Leaders program with executive coaches and a world-class faculty, ensuring knowledge can be applied to your organization.

Alyson Meister’s publications
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Why hidden agendas are stopping you from sticking with your goals
By Professor Alyson Meister

Setting goals for self-improvement and personal change is important so that we can leave bad habits behind, continually grow, and achieve our true potential. However, a lack of personal willpower is the most commonly cited barrier to change, along with a lack of time or money.

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Diversity & Inclusion: a case of targets, quotas or freewheeling?
By Josefine van Zanten and Professor Alyson Meister

The topic of setting Diversity & Inclusion targets may never have been more timely: emerging data on the workforce impact of the pandemic has indicated that women are more adversely affected than men, impacting talent pools and gender distribution in organizations.

Mind the micro-inequity: Fostering inclusion in teams and organizations
By Josefine van Zanten and Professor Alyson Meister

If the benefits of inclusion are so widely understood, then why are so many teams and organizations still struggling to foster it? Enter the invisible barriers to inclusion.

Getting diversity & inclusion right
By Josefine van Zanten and Professor Alyson Meister

Many organizations face a new reality: a changing workforce, intensifying war for talent, and customer expectations are driving them to take a stand, act, and adopt Diversity and Inclusion as a business and brand imperative.

Contributing Faculty

IMD’s Future Leaders program is delivered to you by a world-class faculty of professors to bring you the richest of real-world applications and the latest thought leadership.

Mark Greeven
Professor of Innovation and Strategy

Drawing on a decade of experience in research, teaching, and consulting in China, he explores how to organize innovation in a turbulent world. He has been collaborating with innovative Chinese companies and entrepreneurial multinationals to explore novel ways of organizing, accelerating corporate innovation, enabling digital business transformation, and designing business ecosystems to thrive on uncertainty.

Frédéric Dalsace
Professor of Marketing and Strategy

His research covers two areas. The first part focuses on inter-organizational (B2B) issues such as customer-centricity, buyer-seller relationships and value management. He has also has been doing research on the role of firms in alleviating poverty and developing inclusive business models both in rich countries and at the BOP (Bottom of the Pyramid).

Niccolò Pisani
Professor of Strategy and International Business

One of his key areas of interest is corporate social responsibility – his research in this stream has recently focused on inequality and sustainable cities. His areas of expertise are strategic management and international business, with emphasis on globalization, sustainability and digitization.

Karl Schmedders
Professor of Finance

Karl’s research focuses on quantitative methods in finance. He applies numerical solution techniques to complex economic and financial models shedding light on relevant market issues and industry problems.