Dr. Juan Carlos Pastor

Dr. Juan-Carlos Pastor is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at the IE Business School. He lectures on Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Change, Coaching, and Managing People Skills, and is an active researcher and consultant in the area of leadership development, team dynamics and diversity management. 

With experience gained through many consultancy and training projects, Prof Pastor’s teaching techniques – both in the international MBA course and in custom-designed executive and in-company programs – include action learning workshops looking at areas such as leadership development, coaching, social capital, teams, managing diversity and cross-cultural issues. His sessions also cover how to be effective as a manager, motivation, setting goals and getting commitment from peers and subordinates.  The psychological dimension to leadership in a global world is, he says, becoming more complex.  “Competition means organizations need to be more flexible and responsive,” he explains. “But as flatter organizations emerge, with fewer hierarchical levels, informal networks, such as friendship and personal connections, become more relevant – and that’s difficult to manage because these networks emerge informally through personal affinities different personalities.” Managing the social psychology of these new informal networks and leadership processes is something that fascinates Prof Pastor in his research – and it is a fascination that is reflected in his work, which has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly Journal, Human Resource Management and the Journal of Environment and Behavior. 

Academic Background 

PhD in Organizational Behavior, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA

Fulbright Scholar, Harvard University 

MA in Social Psychology, Clark University, USA 

BA in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 

Academic Experience 

Professor of Organizational Behavior, IE Business School, 2000 to present

Director of Centre for Leadership, IE Business School, 2002 to 2009 

Chair of Organizational Behavior & HR Department, IE Business School, 2001-2002 

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Richard Ivey School of Business, USA, 1997-2000

Corporate Experience 

Juan Carlos Pastor has extensive experience in consultancy and training and development in the areas of Leadership, Coaching, Change Management and Teams. Some of the business organizations with which he has recently collaborated are Accenture, Amadeus, Aliseda, Almirall, ASIS, British Telekom, Dimension Data, Deustche Telekom, Kaspersky, Mapfre, Roche, Skandia, Telefonica S.A., Permasteelisa, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Banesto, TyssenKrupp, URSA and Grupo Santander.

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