Amanda Sinclair (Professor (Diversity and Change))

Professor Amanda Sinclair is an academic, consultant and researcher with particular expertise in the areas of leadership and ethics, organisational culture and change, gender and diversity. At MBS, Amanda teaches leadership and change and management and ethics, amongst other subjects, in the MBA and EMBA programs.
Amanda's work has been widely published and her sometimes controversial conclusions have generated significant popular as well as academic debate. Her books, Trials at the Top and Doing Leadership Differently, argued that gender, sexuality and power have shaped and limited leadership in business. Both were read with interest across professional, academic and corporate circles. New Faces of Leadership (with Valerie Wilson) highlights how trust, openness and a moderate ego are emerging as critical capabilities in leading diverse workforces effectively. Her latest book, Leadership for the Disillusioned: Beyond myths and heroes to leading that liberates suggests leadership should be directed towards new purposes of promoting freedom and well-being. 

In Amanda's latest book she argues that we need new approaches to help leaders grow and develop – approaches such as Mindful Leadership. Amanda is the Program Leader for Mindful Leadership held at Melbourne Business School-Mt Eliza Executive Education designed for experienced managers and leaders already committed to personal transformative leadership work.
In addition to her work at MBS, Amanda consults to organisations and coaches individuals and senior management teams. Before joining MBS, Amanda worked in government and consulting, in areas of social policy and organisation development.

Teaching Areas
​Full-time MBA
Part-time MBA
Executive MBA

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Publications & Working Papers
Amanda Sinclair Qualifications: PhD, BA (Hons) (Melb) Professor (Diversity and Change) PhD, BA (Hons) (Melb) Contact: