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Udayan Dhar

Udayan Dhar
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2017 - Present

Udayan Dhar is a PhD student and certified leadership coach in the Organizational Behavior department. His research is focused on how Positive Organizational Psychology can be used as a tool to foster leadership at all levels. Currently, he is studying the construct of the ideal self, and its role in leadership development and coaching.

Previously, he has worked with a diverse range of organizations in India- including Ashoka University, Godrej, and Infosys- primarily in the domains of talent and diversity management.

MBA, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies , 2014
BE, SGS Institute of Technology and Science , 2009

Interests and Courses


Leadership Coaching, Management Education, Sustainability


Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Research Methods

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications


  • Dhar, U. Institute of Coaching Annual Conference, "The Role of Vision Based Coaching in Psychological Well-Being, Transformational Leadership and Ethical Decision Making", Institute of Coaching, Harvard University. (2018).
  • Dhar, U. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "The Evolving Ideal Self", Academy of Management, (2018).
  • Dhar, U. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Annual Meeting, "Designing a Management Education Course on Individual Leadership based on Emotional & Social Intelligence (ESI) and the Ideal Self", Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS), (2018).