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Mike Fiszer

Director of Professional Leadership Practice and International Executive Education Advisor

Massey Executive Development

Mike leads the strategic development of Massey Business School’s Professional Leadership Practice and Executive Education Initiatives. He is Programme Leader for Massey’s Masters of Advanced Leadership Practice, New Zealand's foremost and only Leader development degree.

Previously at Plymouth University, Edinburgh Napier University and the Irish Management Institute, he has now developed two level 9 Masters programmes in Leadership Practice in NZ and Europe.

Qualified in psychology and business from the Universities of Edinburgh and Warwick respectively, he has held senior management positions in corporate and non-profits. As management scientist, dynamic business psychologist and consultant he enjoys working with an international cadre of leading practitioner/academics.

His research contends that a well-researched strengths-based approach grounded in community with experiential and evidence focused methods combining the arts and sciences ensures demonstrable leader development. He is currently pursuing research in leader/ship development in public and not for profit organisations.

Experienced with ‘Times Top Ten’, SME’s, business and arts organisations on mergers, board succession, restructuring, culture change, OD, providing leader development and consulting. Top team work; Dell, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Depuy, TVNorge, Business2Arts, Polish Film Institute, Waters Technologies, Permanent TSB, Glaxo SmithKline and the Irish Civil Service.

Passionate about meaningfulness at work: we should all have well-lived lives in well led organisations, Mike voluntarily contributes to this in Scotland through the social enterprise “Leading Well”.

Mike Fiszer is a business psychologist and Director of Professional Leadership Practice at Massey University. He has coached and mentored hundreds of people from all types and sizes of organisations. He headed six TV programme series in Ireland, titled “No experience required”. It gave individuals an opportunity to explore their talents and what they really value in order to excel in a series of highly desirable jobs.  He takes a strengths-based, positive psychology approach to  his development work and has now designed and delivered 6 cohorts through two level 9 Masters programmes in Advanced Leadership Practice in NZ and Europe.

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Contact details

  • Ph: 021 743504
    Location: QA1.36, Quadrangle A
    Campus: Albany

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Leadership Development

Business Psychology

Well being

Emotional Health

Organisation Development

Emotional and Scoial Intelligence

Socio-technical Innovation and Enterprise

Strengths based assessment and development


21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Educational Psychology (170103):
Human Resources Management (150305): Organisation and Management Theory (150310): Organisational Behaviour (150311):
Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (179900): Personality, Abilities and Assessment (170109): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

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