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Martin Fellenz

Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Martin Fellenz is Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior. His main areas of teaching include leadership development, organizational transformation, cultural change, and negotiation.

Fellenz is an experienced educator and highly skilled consultant, executive coach, and facilitator. He typically consults at management board level and focuses on enabling individuals and organizations to adapt to and fully exploit environmental, strategic, and technological change. He specializes in developing management and leadership capabilities, as well as the organizational structures and cultures needed, to successfully implement and manage innovation and change. His particular passion is to help individuals and teams in leveraging their existing experience and expertise to create new insights that provide them with an effective and actionable basis for sustainable value creation. He is an experienced senior executive coach and top management team advisor with clients in many countries.

For more than 20 years, he has been on the faculty of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he has held many senior leadership positions. His work experience before entering academia includes founding and running a business, and experience as a management consultant and project leader with the IBM Consulting Group. Fellenz has extensive independent consulting and management development experience with leading international firms, government departments, and semi-state and voluntary organizations spanning a range of industries including financial services, health care, pharma, infrastructure and utilities, manufacturing, IT, food, building materials, government, and international development, among others.

His research focuses on the development of professional and leadership identities, on the behavioral and cultural aspects of organizational change and innovation, and on the organizational and behavioral aspects of service provision and service innovation, especially in financial service and healthcare settings. Fellenz has written two books, Organizational Behaviour and Management, co-authored with John Martin, and The Future of Management Education, co-edited with Sabine Hoidn and Mairead Brady.

Fellenz earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has M.A. and M.Ed. (Higher Education) degrees from Trinity College Dublin, and also holds an MBA which he earned as a Fulbright Scholar. He has received numerous teaching commendations and awards at Business School and university levels, was awarded the NAIRTL National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012, and as part of a consortium won the Silver Award in the category ‘Innovation in the Science of Learning’ at the 2020 Global Re-Imagine Education Awards (QS/Wharton) – the ‘Oscars of Education’.

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