Maja Djikic

Maja Djikic is Associate Professor and the Executive Director of Self-Development Laboratory at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where she also teaches on leadership, self- development and self-transformation in the Executive MBA Program. Dr. Djikic is trained as a personality psychologist and has published more than 30 articles and book chapters in the area of personality development, creativity, and mindfulness in journals such as Psychological Science, Creativity Research Journal, and many others. Her work examines means of developing a congruent and flexible self in the face of complexity, ambiguity, and conflict. Her research has been featured in numerous media outlets, such as the New York Times, Salon, Slate, and Scientific American Mind.

Scott Rutherford

Scott Rutherford is Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Leadership Development Lab. He teaches courses in Business Problem Solving, Management Consulting and Leadership Development across the School’s MBA and EMBA programs, and is a core Faculty member in the Self-Development Lab. Scott was previously a consultant and Practice Expert within the McKinsey & Company’s Leadership Mindsets and Capabilities Practice. He continues to work with major global corporations and organizations on topics of Leadership Development, Organization and Top Team Strategy & Alignment.

Olivia Olsen

Olivia Olsen: Faculty, Self-Development Lab, is a playwright, actor, dramatist and voice coach. She studied acting in London UK and physical theatre in Stuttgart Germany and England and holds an MA in Voice from Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and a Post Graduate Degree in Voice from York University, Toronto. Olivia is a faculty member at the Central School for Voice and Drama, London, UK and also teaches Voice and Movement at the International School of Storytelling in London, UK. In Canada she has taught voice and movement at the Vancouver Film School, University of Newfoundland and York University Toronto. Olivia has been a faculty member at Canada’s National Voice Intensive for the past ten years.

Anthony Naimi

Anthony Naimi, Ph. D. is a Faculty member at the Self-Development Laboratory at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. As an expert in collaboration design, he focuses on building culture, communication and connectedness to enhance learning and performance, especially where the demands of work are complex, novel or distributed. As a thought leader in collaboration, he aims to redefine how teamwork and communication skills are taught through performance-based feedback and other innovative approaches to training. He is a seasoned educator, having taught thousands of Canada’s brightest across several departments at the University of Toronto, and holds advanced degree in Psychology (MA, University of Toronto) and Information Science (PhD, Western University). He is an active contributor to the discourse defining the horizons for the future of work, and has published journal articles in leading journals in the areas of organizational learning and development.

Yongah Kim

Yongah Kim is Associate Professor of Strategy at the Rotman School of Management. She teaches Strategic Change and Implementation and Management Consulting courses in the MBA program and is a core Faculty member in the Leadership Development Lab and the Self-Development Lab. Yongah was previously a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where she spent 25 years working across Canada, US and Asia. She has a diverse set of experiences including digital, analytics, agile transformations, globalization strategy, and performance turnaround in a wide range of industries. She held numerous leadership positions at McKinsey, including serving as a co-chair of McKinsey's Global Partner Election Committee. She currently is a vice chair of the Board of Hospital for Sick Children.

Mihnea Moldoveanu

Mihnea Moldoveanu is the Desautels Professor of Integrative Thinking, Professor of Business Economics, Vice-Dean of Learning, Innovation and Executive Programs and Director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking and the Mind Brain Behavior Hive at the Rotman School. He is the founder and Academic Director of the Self-Development Lab and the Leadership development Lab. His work on managerial algorithmics, the cognitive super-structures of problem solving, decision theory, and discourse analysis has been published in leading academic (Psychological Review, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal) and practitioner (Harvard Business Review) journals. He is the author of six books, including the recent The Design of Insight: How to Solve Any Business Problem, Stanford University Press, 2015), co-written with McKinsey Director Olivier Leclerc. He is a serial high technology entrepreneur, and Founder and past CEO and CTO of Redline Communications, Inc. (TSX:RDL) a leading global manufacturer of wireless broadband networks. He was selected as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2008 for his contributions to academia and business.


Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6