Dr Suze Wilson

Dr Suze Wilson headshot
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Senior Lecturer, School of Management
  • Organisation: Massey University
  • Country: New Zealand

All things to do with leadership interests her, along with an abiding interest in how we can make organisations both effective for external stakeholders and enjoyable places to work for employees.

Dr Suze's doctoral research examined why and how it has become normalized in recent decades to equate 'leadership' with grandiose expectations of 'transformation', 'vision', and 'charisma'. She argues these ideas, when examined closely, actually create undesirable pressures on leaders, grant them excessive powers, and rely on the problematic assumption that 'followers' are inherently inadequate. She is interested in theorising and practising leadership in ways that are more inclusive and humble.