Amanda Goodall

Cass Business School

Amanda Goodall is a Senior Lecturer at Cass Business School. She began her career in the fashion industry, followed by a decade in the UK charitable sector, and finally a move into universities. She worked with Anthony Giddens, then Director of the LSE and later at Warwick University. Amanda completed a PhD on university leadership at Warwick Business School in 2007 -- ‘Socrates in the Boardroom: Why Research Universities Should be Led by Top Scholars’ (Princeton University Press, 2009). Amanda’s research is on leadership and organizational performance. Her central argument is that leaders should have a deep understanding of the core business of the organizations they are to lead. Being a good manager alone, she suggests, is not sufficient. She publishes in both academic journals and practitioner magazines, and is regularly featured in the media. Amanda has been a research fellow at Cornell, Zurich U and IZA in Bonn. Her work can be found at

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