Dr Ana Margarida Graca

Lecturer in Leadership

Dr Ana Margarida Graca

Dr Ana Margarida Graca

Member of the Henley Centre for Leadership
Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
By Area: Team Leadership, Team Dynamics, Multilevel Research, Followership, Innovation
By Industry: Public Sector, Non-profit, Quality, Information Technology, Small and medium size Enterprises
Greenlands Campus, room GB19
ana.graca@henley.ac.uk
+44 (0)1491 418787 ext. 2075
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Biography

Dr Ana Margarida Graça is a Lecturer in Leadership at Henley Business School, where she teaches on the MBA Leadership and Change, Research Skills, DBA Quantitative Methods and Undergraduate Management Skills' Modules. She co-supervises PhD, DBA and MBA dissertations. Ana is a member of the Henley Centre for Leadership (HCL), where she is involved in several research projects and coordinates the HCL international Research Seminars.

Her PhD research is based on the recent theoretical developments on team leadership. Ana has conducted a number of studies on the reciprocal relationships between team processes and team leadership over time and across contexts. One of these studies was with a central government department responsible for over 300 local institutions. Ana has also been working in research projects around multilevel conceptualizations of leadership, their relationships with day-to-day innovation and leadership development. Her research has been published in academic journals in the Management domain, including Leadership and Leadership and Organization Development Journal and presented at academic conferences such as Academy of Management, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, INGRoup and British Academy of Management conferences.

Ana’s experience is extended to teaching, supervising, training and consultancy activities in different countries including Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, and South Africa and across BA, MsC, MA, MBA, PhD and DBA programmes.

Teaching

At Henley Business School:

  • Leadership and Change, MBA

  • Leadership Concepts, MA Leadership

  • Leadership & Personal Development Starters Workshops, MBA

  • Management Skills, BA

  • Managing the Henley Centre for Leadership (HCL) international research seminar series

  • Research Skills, MBA

  • Qualtrics administrator

  • Quantitative Clinics, DBA

Previous Teaching Activities:

  • Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL):

Full Modules:

  • Undergraduate level - Transferable Skills Lab

Teamwork

Conflict Management

Presentation Skills

  • Invited Classes:

Leadership and Organisational Governance

Leadership and Organisational Communication

Publications

Articles published in Journals

  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. M. (2015). Team leadership across contexts: a qualitative study. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 36 (5), 489 – 511. doi: 10.1108/LODJ-08-2013-0114.
  • Costa, P., Graça, A. M., Marques-Quinteiro, P., Marques Santos, C., Caetano, A., & Passos, A. (2013). Multilevel Research in the Field of Organizational Behavior: An Empirical Look at 10 Years of Theory and Research. SAGE Open, 3 (3), 1-17. doi: 10.1177/2158244013498244.
  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. M. (2012). The role of team leadership in the Portuguese child protection teams. Leadership, 8(2), 125 - 143. doi: 10.1177/1742715011434108.

Articles in Scientific Meetings accepted via peer-review systems

  • Graça, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (2016). The boundary condition of shared leadership in linking negative team affective climate to team viability through team exploring-experimenting behaviors. Paper resented at the INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Spyridonidis, D., Vogel, B., & Graça, A. M (2015). Leadership translation issues: blending scholarly and practice lenses in leadership development. Co-Organizer of a Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada. Panellists included Professor Jean-Louis Denis and Dr Becky Reichard.
  • Graça, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (2015). ’We would like to be innovative but how to make it happen within our daily obligations?’: exploring leadership and teams as nucleus for day-to-day innovation. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom.
  • Soga, L. R., Vogel, B., & Graça, A. M. (2014). Leaders as heterogeneous networks: An actor-network perspective. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Meeting, Belfast, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (2014). Multilevel approach to leadership, innovation and creativity. Review and debates. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Meeting, Belfast, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A. M. & Vogel, B. (2014). Leadership conceptualizations on the dual focus of innovation and creativity: underlying mechanisms and a temporal lens. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2013). As time goes by: a longitudinal study about the role of team leadership on team action processes. Paper presented at British Academy of Management 2013 Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A.M. & Passos, A. (2013). Teste à validade do Team leadership Questionnaire numa amostra de Pequenas e Médias Empresas (PMEs) portuguesas. Um instrumento adequado? [Test to the validity of the Team Leadership Questionnaire in a Portuguese sample of leaders from Small and Medium Size enterprises (SMEs). A suitable instrument?]. Paper published in Pereira et al. (Eds.), Livro de Actas do VIII Simpósio Nacional de Psicologia [VIII National Syposium on Psychology Research Proceedings], pp. 772-780.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2012). Team leadership over time: The role of leadership on episodic team processes and team effectiveness. Paper presented at the 3rd EAWOP Early Career Summer School, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2012). Are there differences on team leadership across contexts? A qualitative study. Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, MA., USA.
  • Graça, A.M., & Passos, A. (2011). Team leadership over time: The role of leadership on episodic team processes and team effectiveness. Paper published at EAWOP Small Group Meeting “Time and Change in Teams” Act Book, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2010). Os efeitos da liderança nos processos e desempenho das equipas: uma abordagem longitudinal Livro de Actas VIII Simpósio Nacional de Investigação Psicologia [The effects of leadership on team processes and performance]. Paper published at the Livro de Actas do VII Simpósio Nacional de Investigaçao Psicologia [VII National Symposium on Psychology Proceedings]. Braga: Universidade do Minho.

Thesis

  • Graça, A. M. (2014). The role of team leadership on the dynamics of teamwork: the role of context and time. PhD Thesis approved with Distinction. Supervisor: Ana Margarida Passos. ISCTE-IUL, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.
  • Graça, A. M. (2008). Liderança de equipas no contexto das Comissões de Protecção de Crianças e Jovens (CPCJ) [Team Leadership in the Context of the Comissions for Protection of Children and Young]. Master Thesis – Grade 18/20. Supervisor: Ana Margarida Passos. Lisbon: ISCTE-IUL, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Book Chapters

  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. (2012). O papel da liderança de equipas no contexto das comissões de protecção de crianças e jovens. [The role of leadership in the context of the comissions for protection of children and young]. In M. M. Calheiros, M. Garrido, M. S. Santos (Eds.), Crianças em risco e perigo: contextos, investigação e intervenção (Vol. 2) [Children at risk and danger: contexts, research and intervention – vol.2], (pp. 53 – 76). Lisbon: Edições Sílabo.
  • Graça, A. M., & Caetano, A. (2009). Estratégias de Formação e Mudança Organizacional: Desenvolver as Equipas de Trabalho [Strategies for Training and Organizational Change: Developing Workteams]. In Que Formação para o Século XXI?” – Comemoração dos 20 anos da Revista Formar [What kind training for the XXI century? – 20 years of the Formar magazine], 25 – 27.

Media and Practitioners’ Publications

  • Passos, A. M. & Graça, A. M., & (2010). Global Management Challenge: A arte de bem gerir conflitos "[the art of effectively managing conflicts]. Published in Expresso Newspaper On-line in October 1, 2010 (Adapted text by Maribela Freitas).
  • Graça, A. M., & Caetano, A. (2009). Estratégias de Formação e Mudança Organizacional: Desenvolver as Equipas de Trabalho [Strategies for Training and Organizational Change: Developing Workteams]. In Que Formação para o Século XXI?” – Comemoração dos 20 anos da Revista Formar [What kind training for the XXI century? – 20 years of the Formar magazine], 25 – 27.

Oral Presentations

Chaired Sessions

  • Spyridonidis, D., Vogel, B., & Graça, A. M (2015). Leadership translation issues: blending scholarly and practice lenses in leadership development. Co-Organizer of a Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Graça, A. M. (July, 2015). Chair of two parallel session at 7th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom.~
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. M. (May, 2015). Shaping team processes agenda: their antecedents and outcomes through a temporal lens. Symposium Chair at the 17th European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Conference, Oslo.

Presentations by invitation

  • Graça, A. M. (January, 2015). Leadership to maximise day-to-day innovation in teams. Invited Presentation at the Research showcase Leading complex organisations: developing collective intelligence, Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies.

Other presentations

  • Graça, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (2016). The boundary condition of shared leadership in linking negative team affective climate to team viability through team exploring-experimenting behaviors. Presented at the INGRoup Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Graça, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (2015). ’We would like to be innovative but how to make it happen within our daily obligations?’: exploring leadership and teams as nucleus for day-to-day innovation. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom.
  • Ikwuegbu, O.C., Vogel, B., & Graça, A.M. (2015). “Shaping Collective Vision”, 7th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, Henley on Thames, United Kingdom.
  • Graca, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (May, 2015). What I/we do is all about innovation. Sources of leadership and creativity-innovation in teams: underlying processes in a multilevel and temporal lens. Presented at the 17th EAWOP Conference, Oslo, Norway.
  • Ahmadi, A. Batistic, Graça, A. M., Kenda, R. & Vogel, B. (May, 2015). “Beware of the dark side”: the impact of destructive collective leadership on affective team climate and creativity-innovation. Presented at the 17th EAWOP Conference, Oslo, Norway.
  • Graca, A. M., Vogel, B., & Passos, A. M. (2014). Multilevel approach to leadership, innovation and creativity. Review and debates. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Meeting, Belfast, United Kingdom.
  • Soga, L. R., Vogel, B., & Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. M. (2014). Leaders as heterogeneous networks: An actor-network perspective. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Meeting, Belfast, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A. M. & Vogel, B. (July, 2014). Leadership conceptualizations on the dual focus of innovation and creativity: underlying mechanisms and a temporal lens. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2013, May). "Testing the validity of the Team Leadership Questionnaire in a Portuguese sample of leaders from Small and Medium Size enterprises (SMEs). A suitable instrument?" Poster presented at the 16th EAWOP Conference in Münster, Germany.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2013, September). As time goes by: a longitudinal study about the role of team leadership on team action processes. Presented at British Academy of Management 2013 Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
  • Graça, A.M. & Passos, A. (2013, June). Teste à validade do Team leadership Questionnaire numa amostra de Pequenas e Médias Empresas (PMEs) portuguesas. Um instrumento adequado? [Test to the validity of the Team Leadership Questionnaire in a Portuguese sample of leaders from Small and Medium Size enterprises (SMEs). A suitable instrument?]. VIII Simpósio Nacional de Psicologia, Universidade de Aveiro [VIII National Symposium of Psychology, University of Aveiro], Portugal.
  • Graça, A.M. & Passos, A. (2013, June). No início é que está a virtude: um estudo longitudinal sobre o papel da liderança de equipas nos processos de acçao da equipa [The virtue is in the beginning: a longitudinal study about the role of team leadership on tem action processes] VIII Simpósio Nacional de Psicologia, Universidade de Aveiro [VIII National Symposium of Psychology, University of Aveiro], Portugal.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2013, May). As time goes by: a longitudinal study about the role of team leadership on team action processes. Presented at 16th EAWOP Conference, Münster, Germany.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2013, May). Testing the validity of the Team Leadership Questionnaire in a Portuguese sample of leaders from Small and Medium Size enterprises (SMEs). A suitable instrument? Poster Presented at the 16th EAWOP Conference, Münster, Germany.
  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. M. (2012, September) Teste à validade do Team leadership Questionnaire numa amostra de Pequenas e Médias Empresas (PMEs) portuguesas. Um instrumento adequado? [Test to the validity of the Team Leadership Questionnaire in a Portuguese sample of leaders from Small and Medium Size enterprises (SMEs). A suitable instrument?], VII Simpósio sobre Comportamento Organizacional, [VII Simposium about Organizational Behavior], ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A.M. (2012, September) A liderança ao longo do tempo: o papel da liderança de equipas nos processos e desempenho das equipas [Leadership over time: the role of team leadership on team processes and performance], VII Simpósio sobre Comportamento Organizacional [VII Simposium about Organizational Behavior], ISCTE-IUL, Portugal.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2012, August). Team leadership over time: The role of leadership on episodic team processes and team effectiveness. Presented at the 3rd EAWOP Early Career Summer School, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Graça, A. M. & Passos, A. (2012, August). Are there differences on team leadership across contexts? A qualitative study. Presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, MA., USA.
  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. (2011, May). Leadership over time: understanding the role of team leadership on episodic team processes and effectiveness. Presented at the 15th EAWOP Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. (2011, May). Context and Team Leadership: a qualitative study. Presented at the 15th EAWOP Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Graça, A.M., & Passos, A. (2011, February). Team leadership over time: The role of leadership on episodic team processes and team effectiveness. Presented at EAWOP Small Group Meeting “Time and Change in teams”, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Graça, A. M., & Passos, A. (2009, May). Team Leadership in Child Protection Teams. Presented at 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.