Dr. Vita Akstinaite is Vice-President for Research and Faculty, Head of the master’s program in Global Leadership and Strategy, Head of the Executive Rhetoric and Communication module and Professor at ISM University of Management and Economics. Besides her position at ISM, she is also a Visiting Professor at Murdoch University in Australia, at KEDGE Business school in France, and a Visiting scholar at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Her previous experience includes working in the United Kingdom at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Queen Mary University. Vita is also a business consultant with many years’ experience working on business analytics programmes in the information technology industry.
Prof. Dr. Akstinaitė holds a master’s degree in Organisational Psychology from King’s College London (UK) and a PhD in Business from the University of Surrey (UK), where she was working on identifying linguistic markers of leader hubris. Currently, her research uses at-a-distance analysis methods, including artificial intelligence, to assess specific aspects of one’s leadership behaviour or verbal patterns. Other research areas include leadership, ego, linguistic markers and the use of AI in management.
Prof. Dr. Akstinaitė is also a co-founder of research initiatives ‘The Hubris Hub’ and ‘Knowledge4Hubris’, which raise awareness on leadership hubris and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. She has worked in and presented her research internationally, including in the UK, Australia, Portugal, the US and other countries.