Martha Maznevski

Professor, Organizational Behaviour
Expertise: Coaching, Leadership, Teams, Disruption, Diversity and Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Experiential Learning

Martha Maznevski

Martha Maznevski joined the Ivey Business School as a professor in September 2016, returning two decades after graduating from Ivey with a PhD in Organizational Behaviour, specializing in cross-cultural management. She teaches mainly in the areas of leadership, teams, and global management, including specific topics such as leading continuous and disruptive change, diversity and inclusion, and leading digital transformation. She is a strong advocate of action and experiential learning.

Prior to joining The Ivey Academy, Martha held various program directorship roles at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland, which is consistently ranked among the top three executive education institutions in the world. Her program directorship portfolio included large open programs and a wide variety of custom programs for senior leaders at companies in a broad range of industry sectors and geographies. At The Ivey Academy, Martha is a Faculty Director and co-directs the Ivey Executive Program. She also designs and directs programs for custom partners such as Holcim, Cascades, Maple Leaf Foods, and AIMCo, and launched the Ivey Coaching Academy, a program to develop experienced executive coaches.

Martha serves as a consultant and advisor to public and private organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and works regularly with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.


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From “Great Resignation” to “Great Renegotiation”

Explore the underlying trends driving the “Great Resignation” and the implications for organizations as workers’ expectations, boundaries, and priorities continue to shift.

Achieving strategic alignment through executive education
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Achieving strategic alignment through executive education

In the latest issue of Global Focus, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) details LafargeHolcim's journey to strategic alignment with the aid of an Ivey Academy custom executive education program.

Personal And Professional Growth In Times Of Crisis
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Personal and professional growth in times of crisis

Ivey Academy faculty director Martha Mazenvski and senior executive coaches Sharon Duguid and Rob McNamara discussed why the pandemic has been so challenging for leaders, the ways leaders can use the current crisis as a growth opportunity, and the importance of reflecting together with others.

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The new competitive advantage: organizational resilience

On Global Ivey Day 2020, Ivey Academy professors David Loree and Martha Maznevski delivered a complimentary livestream to discuss strategies and tactics that improve an organization's chances of thriving and surviving turbulence.

Leading Virtual Teams Part 3

Leading virtual teams: unlock the treasures

In part three of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski lists the things virtual teams do better than face-to-face, so you can unlock their treasures.

Leading Virtual Teams Part 2

Leading virtual teams: keep the pace

In part two of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski outlines three sources of discipline to keep your team’s pace.

Leading Virtual Teams

Leading virtual teams: create a heartbeat

In part one of this three-part series, Martha Maznevski highlights the importance of building and reinforcing strong relationships and deep shared meaning among teams.

Martha Maznevski on Hercules Meets Buddha
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Leading in a fast-changing environment: Hercules meets Buddha

"Leading in a Fast-Changing Environment: Hercules Meets Buddha" was a virtual workshop on balancing leadership priorities by contrasting the leadership styles of Hercules and Buddha.

Martha Maznevski, Professor of Organizational Behaviour

Why hasn't more progress been made on diversity?

Ivey Academy professors Martha Maznevski and Kanina Blanchard reflect on the changing role of women in business.

Overcoming common executive education myths

The most common myth about executive education

One of the most common myths about business school is that it's solely academic, therefore it's irrelevant and impractical. That's simply not true.

Action learning in executive education

Applying action learning in executive education

High intensity learning embedded in action and practice has the potential to transform lives, careers, and enterprises, both immediately and in the longer-term.

Learning embedded in action and practice

A teaching method to ensure maximum learning retention

In order for learning to stick – to actually have an impact on how people do things and make decisions – learning must be embedded in what people are doing and how they do it.