How to Select the Best Leaders for your Organisation

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic speaking engagements


Michelle is a chartered psychologist and senior lecturer in psychology, organisational behaviour, and human resource management at the University of Roehampton, and a director and principal psychologist at occupational psychology practice international. Michelle specialises in building psychological profiles of individual personality and ability for occupational and forensic purposes, helping organisations identify high performance employees, corporate psychopathy and problematic personalities in the workplace. Specifically, Michelle is keen to understand behaviour from the perspective of upbringing, cognition and biology, and the nature versus nurture debate. Her specialist areas include narcissism, corporate fraud, bullying, social responsibility, sabotaging, manipulation, unethical leadership and scapegoating. Her analysis and knowledge hones in on the hidden and unconscious roots behind behaviour and the types of corporate environments in which such behaviours are more likely to manifest.

Our discussion started with Kweku Adoboli talking about his experience during the 2011 UBS Swiss bank scandal – now a Harvard Business School case study. The conversation shifts to minimising the risk of people crossing the red line without restricting the organisation’s ability to adapt to change and respond quickly to customer needs.

The question is how can you shape culture and stop the bad behaviour that’s impacting performance? This is about moral compass - having business leaders with strong moral values is essential.
Period24 May 2018
Held atBrowne Jacobson LLP, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Leadership
  • Selection
  • Leadership development
  • psychometric testing