Lee Waller

BSc (Hons), MSc

Lee Waller is Co-Director of the Ashridge Centre for Research in Executive Development. Her recent research projects have explored the neurological processes involved in experiential learning, the transfer of learning, and the role and influence of the leadership development professional. Lee teaches in the areas of neuroscience and learning, and developing a high performing learning organisation.

She has worked with clients in both the private and public sectors to explore the learning needs of their individuals and the strategic objectives of their organisations, supporting faculty in designing learning and development interventions to meet those needs.

Lee has an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology. She is also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and is qualified in a range of psychometric tools. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Reading,

Lee Waller

Publications

The neuroscience of learning

Waller, L. (2016) The Neuroscience of Learning. Paper presented at the Health and Wellbeing Conference, March 2016

GenerationQ: The organisational and Personal Impact of the Programme

Waller, L., Marshall, B., Smallwood, J. & Wiggins, L. (2015). GenerationQ: The Organisational and Personal Impact of the Programme. An Evaluation Report prepared for the Director of The Health Foundation.

The art and craft of sticky learning

Waller, L. and Reitz, M. (2015) 'The art and craft of sticky learning'. In Hind, P. (Ed) Management Development that Works, Libri Publishing Ltd

The Neuroscience of Management Development

Waller, L. and Reitz, M. (2015) 'The neuroscience of management development'. In Hind, P. (Ed) Management Development that Works, Libri Publishing Ltd

Creating more responsible business leaders

Waller, L. & Gitsham, M. (2016) Creating more responsible business leaders. Changeboard Magazine, Issue 12, October-December 2015. pp54-55

Aanleren van leiderschapsvaardigheden de neurowetenschappelijke principles

Waller, L. & Reitz, M. (2015) Aanleren van leiderschapsvaardigheden de neurowetenschappelijke principles. Md 23(3), 14-19

Personalentewickler als strategen

Waller, L. & Wels, I. (2015) Personalentewickler als strategen, Personalmagazin, December 2015

A grounded theory exploration of the experience in the workplace of not belonging and its impact on psychological wellbeing

Waller, L. (2015) A grounded theory exploration of the experience in the workplace of not belonging and its impact on psychological wellbeing. Paper presented at the British Psychological Sociaty Quantitative Methods in Psychology Section (QMiP) Conference, September 2015

Stress breeds success

Reitz, M. & Waller, L. (2014) Stress breeds success. Training Journal

From grit to pearl: enhancing the role and influence of the learning and development professional

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Waller, L. & Wels, I. (2014) From grit to pearl: enhancing the role and influence of the learning and development professional. Ashridge Research Report

The role of stress in developing leaders

Reitz, M., & Waller, L. (2014) The role of stress in developing leaders. HR Most Influential, 28 July

The neurobiology of leadership development.

Waller, L. (2014) The neurobiology of leadership development. Key note address, IEDP Leadership Development Summit: Do you need to be a psychologist to be a good leader.

Hands-on learning opportunities create more responsible business leaders

Gitsham, M. & Waller, L. (2014) Hands-on learning opportunities create more responsible business leaders

Neuroscience and leadership - what can we learn?

Waller, L. (2014) 'Neuroscience and leadership - what can we learn?' [online] HRZone, May 2014

Feeling the pressure: The neuroscience of learning to lead

Waller, L., Reitz, M., Poole, E., and Muir, A. (2014) 'Feeling the pressure: The neuroscience of learning to lead', 360 - The Ashridge Journal

Developing responsible business leaders: insights from 24 years of the Prince's Seeing is Believing vists.

Waller, L., Gitsham, M., and Green, H. (2014) . Developing responsible business leaders: insights from 24 years of the Prince's Seeing is Believing visits. Ashridge Research Report, April

The neuroscience of leadership development: preparing through experience

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Waller, L., Reitz, M., Poole, E., & Muir, A. (2014) . The neuroscience of leadership development: preparing through experience. An Ashridge Research Report, April.

Enhancing the transfer of learning: A focus on the individual

Despite the current economic uncertainty, organisations are continuing to spend a significant amount on the development of their employees. But how can they ensure that the learning from these programmes is being applied in the workplace? Lee Waller suggests that the attitudes and motivations of the individual may be the critical element in making learning stick, and explores what this means for the learner, the programme designers, and the organisations involved.

Waller, L. (2012) Enhancing the transfer of learning: A focus on the individual, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring

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Ensuring learning transfers to the workplace: Where does the buck stop?

Waller, L. (2011) . Ensuring learning transfers to the workplace: Where does the buck stop?, HR Most Influential, 16 November

From the classroom to the workplace: Ensuring the transfer of learning

Waller, L. (2011) From the classroom to the workplace: Ensuring the transfer of learning, Ashridge Business School Report

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