Professor Malcolm Higgs

Malcolm Higgs

Professor of Leadership and Strategy

Birmingham City Business School

Malcolm Higgs is a Professor of Leadership and Strategy at Birmingham City University Business School and an Emeritus Professor of Organisation Behaviour at Southampton University.

He is also a visiting Professor at the Fortune Institute of International Business in Delhi, India.

Prior to joining Birmingham City University he was Professor of Organisation Behaviour at Hull University Business School. Prior to that he was the head of the Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour department in Southampton University Business School, having previously been the Head of the School.

Before joining Southampton, Malcolm held posts at Henley Business School including: Academic Dean, Director of the Leadership Group and Research Director. Before moving into academia Malcolm had a career in consulting with nine years as an international partner with Towers Perrin.

He is a chartered occupational psychologist and has developed psychometric instruments for the assessment of Emotional Intelligence and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership as well as continuing with consulting activities.

His research interests relate to many aspects of leadership, emotional intelligence, and change management as well as a range of broader organization behaviour topics relating to both leaders, followers and organizational culture.

Malcolm has published extensively in many leading academic journals as well as writing a range of books.

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