Brian Leggett is a emeritus professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations (formerly known as Organizational Behavior) at IESE Business School, of the Universidad de Navarre, in Barcelona. He has been a member of the IESE faculty since 1984.
After studying Law at the University of London and at the Inns of Court School of Law, Gray’s Inn, London, he spent some eight years in law working as a Magistrates Clerk and then in a law firm at 3, Middle Temple Lane, London. He later completed his MA (in classical rhetoric). His PhD (Oxford Brookes University) concerns the relationship between communication and commitment in multinational businesses. He has published four books on the theme of persuasive communications and over 80 technical articles, cases and contributions to books. He is currently working on a new book entitled “The Language of Influence: Soft Power”.
Besides teaching Corporate and Management Communications on the MBA, EMBA and in various executive programs, Dr Leggett was a member of the MBA Committee for well over a decade. In this capacity he spent a great deal of time on the development of the international dimension of the IESE MBA program. He also served on the Admissions Committee and supervised the Exchange Program. Since 1993 he has taught, and continues to teach, seminars in Corporate Communications outside IESE in schools at Publitalia, Milan, International Bankers’ School, Chicago, Lagos Business School, Nigeria, IPADE in Mexico, Nile University, Cairo, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Universidad los Andes, Bogota, Colombia and at ISA in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Dr Leggett is married to Rosalind Heath and has five children and twelve grandchildren to date. They currently live between Sant Cugat near Barcelona and Rathmines in Dublin. His interest lies in the reading of history and, specifically, tracing our common European heritage. He has a special interest in the mixed fortunes of European monastic institutions over the last millennium. Previously he enjoyed country hiking but more recently this pastime has been reduced to strolling in the countryside and following the fortunes of Leinster Rugby Club from afar.