The Pierre Péladeau Chair of Leadership is comprised of a multidisciplinary team. The Chair’s Fellows have played a major part either in its creation, direction or production of the first 12 years, or in the field of leadership itself.

Leadership can be examined from a wide variety of angles. While sharing the Chair’s fundamental directions, its professors and researchers all brings their unique perspective and awareness.

Finally, the students’ contribution is essential to the Chair’s development: their fresh outlook, originality, ideas and project continuously breathe new energy into it.

Pierre Laurin

Pierre Laurin – Fellow

As a professor at HEC Montréal in the 70s, Pierre Laurin introduced the teaching of leadership as inspired by Abraham Zaleznik, who directed his thesis at Harvard: case method, investigation of leaders’ “inner theater”, focus on leadership issues and dilemmas. Still in his thirties, he began the first of two terms as HEC Montréal Director, before pursuing a career in the private sector. Hi sits on the board of many large organizations in Quebec. He initiated the Pierre Péladeau Leadership Chair in 2001.

Laurent Lapierre

Laurent Lapierre – Fellow

After a first career in the arts, including as the Trident Theater director, Laurent Lapierre became an expert in the field of leadership. Inspired by Zaleznik and Pierre Laurin, he is behind hundreds of cases about leaders, written as life stories. He conducted television interviews of Quebec leaders, which were broadcast year after year, and still are to this day. An exceptional teacher, he received the HEC Montréal Award for Teaching Excellence. He was the first holder of the Pierre-Péladeau Leadership Chair in 2001 and remained at its helm for 12 years, until his retirement.

Danny Miller

Danny Miller – Fellow

Danny Miller is a tenured researcher at HEC Montréal and has been considered for many years as one of the most influential researchers in the field of management. His numerous books and hundreds of articles published in the best journals in areas as diverse as strategy, leadership, family businesses or even business finance have many people believing that there are more than one Danny Miller… Among other things, he has changed the way management is considered, through the concept of “configuration”.

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Eric Brunelle

Eric Brunelle – Professor

Eric Brunelle is an associate professor at HEC Montréal. He is also the director and editor-in-chief of the Gestion journal. His expertise is regularly called upon by the business world, where he teaches and leads seminars on leadership and e-leadership. He received several awards, including the Award for Teaching Excellence (2007 and 2012), the Teaching Innovation Award (2009) and in 2013, the Best paper Award from the International Journal of Business and Social Science for his article on leadership in a mobile work context. His current research focuses on leaders’ personality and on practices in remote people management.

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Chantale Mailhot – Professor

Chantal Mailhot is professor at HEC Montréal and studied business administration. As a specialist of management skills and renowned teacher who believes in the case-study method, she is very well liked by her students both in initial study programs like the BBA as in executive education programs. Her current research focuses on leaders from community organizations and their opinion as to the challenges such organizations are facing.

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Marine Agogué – Associate Professor

Marine Agogué is an associate professor at HEC Montréal as well as a graduate engineer. Her doctoral research focused on cognitive blockades in innovation and creativity. She is currently working on the management of creative ideas generation and the cognitive mechanisms of creation in an experimental approach. Besides, she carries out investigations on innovative design activities in various sectors and contexts by using intervention research approaches. This last type of research leads to the development and implementation of support tools for creative management and the emergence of forms of leadership that support innovation.

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Pénélope Codello – Associate Professor

Pénélope Codello is an associate professor at HEC Montréal and Gestalt coach. Her courses aim to further develop managerial and leadership skills of students and professionals through personal development. Her credo: I manage as I am. In recent years, she integrated the Gestalt approach into her courses and coaching practice. Her good news: I can improve continuously when I lead if I wonder who I am. Her research focuses on social innovation and in particular on analyzing organizational and managerial arrangements that support social innovation. How do organizations succeed in social innovation? What leadership styles have led them to social innovation? These are examples of questions that drive her research. Over the past 10 years, her work has focused on different types of organizations (NPOs, cooperatives, private enterprises) and on different sectors (home services, medical sector, car sharing, music schools, solidarity housing, etc.). She uses qualitative methodologies such as semi-directive interviews, life stories and intervention research.

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Richard Déry – Honorary Professor

Richard Déry, Honorary Professor at HEC Montréal, is a management theoretician, a rare species. He has published many books in which he develops an original conception of management. According to him, management has been deployed since the beginning of the twentieth century around two programs, the transformation program and the comprehension program. This historical analysis leads in particular to a plural conception of management through five perspectives: technical, political, symbolic, psychological and cognitive. In a nutshell, the works of Richard Déry have a theoretical scope, but also a practical effect. Indeed, they allow the analysis of very concrete situations. Richard Déry has also contributed to the production of numerous case studies used at HEC Montréal and other management schools and universities. He also puts his pedagogical skills into practice from the undergraduate to postgraduate levels, including the master’s degree.

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Marine Agogué

Anne Pezet – Professor

Anne Pezet is a professor in the Department of Management at HEC Montréal. She teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral management courses and thus can explore at different levels both practical and theoretical perspectives of the discipline. Her research focuses on the history of business and management. She seeks to pass on her passion for history to students through original courses such as the “Tour du Québec” cycling campus, which has won two educational innovation awards (AACSB and HEC). She is also developing innovative pedagogy around the use of fiction as a method of learning. Her goal is to help students find meaning in their present or future experiences as managers or entrepreneurs in order to best deploy their skills.

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Jacqueline Cardinal – Researcher

Not only is Jacqueline Cardinal a researcher, she is also a renowned biographer of business leaders. She boasts a background in literature (MA from Harvard) and management (DSA from HEC Montréal). In addition to writing some 40 leadership cases—3 of which received the Alma Lepage Award—she authored a monograph on Sid Lee (Grafika Award 2008), a commercial creativity© firm, and six biographies of key business leaders. Her research examines the influence of leaders’ personal history on their leadership style, and the way futures are shaped through major historical events. She is associate editor of the Gestion journal, where she also writes the “Portrait of a Leader” column. She is a member of the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois.

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Jean Sébastien Goulet – Researcher

At HEC Montréal, Jean Sébastien Goulet taught for many years the BAA course ‘Leaders and leadership.’ His doctoral dissertation, under the direction of Professors Veronika Kisfalvi and Cyrille Sardais, looked at how Chinese managers respond to one of the fundamental human emotions: anger. Since then, he continues his work on Chinese leaders by offering a point of view allowing to take inspiration from their approach. His research uses a methodology based on in-depth interviews that focus on the perceptions of leaders in situations of leadership exercise. He is also invited to many conferences offered to MBA/EMBA students and alumni in China to share his knowledge on emotions in Chinese management, on women leadership or on the inner dynamics of managers when they lead projects.

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Josée Lortie – Researcher

Josée Lortie holds a PhD in management from HEC Montréal. She is currently a researcher affiliated with the Pierre-Péladeau Chair of Leadership and teaches leadership and executive skills courses. After having been an entrepreneur for nearly 25 years in the world of high gastronomy, her research focuses on leadership in extreme and highly pressurized contexts.

Pierre Laurin – Fellow

Laurent Lapierre – Fellow

Robert Dutton – Adjunct Professor, Executive Education (HEC Montréal) and former President of Rona

Pierre Dion – Chairman of the Board of Québecor Media and member of the Board of Québecor, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Québecor

Josée Fiset – Co-founder and vice-president of the retail network at Première Moisson

Hugues Simard, Chief Financial Officer of Québecor Inc.

Sylvie Deffayet – Professor, EDHEC (Lille, France)

June 5 to 19, 2017

Laure Cabantous – Professor, Cass Business School (Londres, RU)

May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017

Emmanuel Baudoin – Professor, Telecom Ecole de Management (Evry, France)

June 23, 2016 to August 4, 2016

Joanne Roch – Full Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

June 1, 2014 to May 30, 2015

Emmanuel Colbence – Professor-Researcher, ISG (Paris)

July 1, 2014 to September 10, 2014

Hatim Fassi-Fihri – PhD Student

Hatim is a doctoral student, under the direction of Professors Cyrille Sardais and Yves-Marie Abraham. He focuses on the dynamics of different belief systems that make up the organization. He seeks to identify certain practices by which individuals influence these dynamics.

Francis Desjardins – PhD Student

Francis writes his thesis under the direction of Professor Cyrille Sardais. He is interested in the decision-making of leaders, the justification of leadership and governance in general. He is also interested in finance, where he has evolved professionally for more than five years, and to history.

Fanny Bayle – MSc Student

Fanny Bayle writes her master’s thesis under the supervision of Cyrille Sardais on the theme of decision-making among judges.

Loic Anslot, MSc 2017

Laurence Beaugrand-Champagne, MSc 2017

Annie-Claude Bélisle-Denis, MSc 2015

Hugo Boisclair, EMBA 2018

Nathalie Campeau, EMBA 2017

Julie Coates, MSc 2016

Lisa Engeloni, EMBA 2015

Marie-Noelle Gagnon, EMBA 2018

Jean Sébastien Goulet, PhD 2017

Alexandre Guinovker, MSc 2015

Josée Lortie, PhD 2019

Ioana-Ruxandra Mirbauer, MSc 2017

Janice J. Philips, MSc 2014

Camille Raizin, MSc 2015

Louise Richer, EMBA 2016

Chen Wu, MSc 2018

Nomiki Zografakis, MSc 2016