Dr. Dimitra Iordanoglou is a Lecturer at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University. She teaches Human Resources Management, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, Organization & Management. She has published papers in international journals and she is the author of two books, Human Resource Management in Modern Organizations - New Trends and Practices (2008) and Leaders of the Future (2016). She is a Certified Coach on Emotional Intelligence from Hay/McBer–U.S. As a Fulbright scholar she intends to extend in the U.S. her research on leadership development, a scientific area in which she has been involved for more than a decade as an academic, researcher, consultant and coordinator of the Young Business Leaders European funded project, which examined the essential leadership skills for future leaders in five European countries. Her research in the US aims to extend the aforementioned project using a qualitative research methodology, namely in-depth interviews with leadership scholars, neuro-leadership experts, human resources managers and young leaders and entrepreneurs and, through a comparative analysis, develop a more up-to-date and cross-culturally appropriate leadership training program enriched with neuroscience findings. Her aspiration is that the implementation and dissemination of this project in Greece and elsewhere will have an impact on empowering young people realize their potential and fulfil their dreams as professionals and entrepreneurs. Another positive consequence could be the encouragement of a broader dialogue between academics, researchers, firm owners, managers, young people and other interested stakeholders with regard to the essential skills Universities need to develop in students in order to enhance their future employability. Furthermore, this project can promote a mutual understanding between U.S. and Greek scholars and create possibilities for collaborations in leadership research in the future.
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
Human Resources Management, Leadership