International Centre for Women Business Leaders - Team #2

Cranfield School of Management

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Melissa Carr BA, PGCE, MSc, CPsychol

Melissa Carr

Melissa is a part-time PhD student who currently works as a faculty member at Ashridge Business School. She started her working life as lecturer in higher education where she gained an interest in people’s wider learning experiences. Prior to joining Ashridge, Melissa worked in consultancy where she was involved with a large number of clients from both the private and public sector. This mainly involved running assessment and development centres and organisational development projects. As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Melissa is a member of the British Psychological Society. She holds Level A & B certificates and has extensive experience of using a range of psychometrics such as the MBTI®, FIRO-B® and CPI®.

Melissa is researching the experiences of senior women who work in gendered cultures, particularly their relationships with other women.
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Carr, M. (2007) ‘Gendered organisational cultures: an analysis of the websites of investment banks’, Gender, Work & Organisation, 5th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, 27-29th June 2007, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK.

Blass, E. & Carr, M. (2006) ‘Learning for the Future From Hindsight: the Core-Periphery Model of Leadership and Management Development’, in Mack, T. C. (editor), Creating Global Strategies for Humanity’s Future, World Future Society, Bethesda, USA, pp. 120-140.

Blass, E. & Carr, M. (2006) "Learning from Critical Incidents and Hindsight: The core-periphery model of leadership development.," 2006 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 11-16 August, Atlanta, Georgia., USA.

Blass, E. & Carr, M. (2006) Developing Future Leaders From Current Hindsight. World Future Society Annual Conference, 27-31 July, Toronto, Canada.

Blass, E. & Carr, M. (2006) Learning from critical incidents and hindsight: The core-periphery model of leadership development, International Conference on Executive Education, 3-4 July 2006, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Carr, M. & Blass, E. (2006) The core-periphery model of leadership development: Learning from critical incidents and hindsight, RISEBA International Scientific Conference, 2-3 Feb 2006, Riga, Latvia.

Carr, M. (2006) How managers and non-managers differ in their MBTI personality type, People Management, May.

Dent, F., Curd, J., Carr, M. & Blass, E. (2004) Managing Dimensions, European Business Forum, No. 19, Autumn, pp 66-69

Poole, E. & Carr, M. (2005) What I wish I'd known 10 years ago, IEE Engineering Management, December/January, pp 36-39.

Poole, E. & Carr, M. (2005) If I Knew Then What I Know Now!, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring, pp 46-50.

Curd, J., Dent, F. & Carr, M. (2005) Development Challenges for the Future, Training Journal, January.

Carr, M., Curd, J. & Dent, F. (2004) MBTI Research into Distribution of Type, Ashridge Research Report, December

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