Andrea Derler, PhD

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Andrea Derler, PhD

Director of Industry Research, NLI NeuroLeadership Institute

Andrea Derler, Ph.D. is NeuroLeadership Institute’s Director of Industry Research. In her role, Andrea produces science-based, practical insights about people in organizations. Mrs. Derler collaborates with clients, consulting and academic researchers to conduct quantitative and qualitative research with and about organizations around the world, primarily on talent and leadership topics.

She is a widely publicized researcher and trusted advisor to talent and business executives in Fortune 500 companies. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Leadership & Organizational Development Journal, and more…

Mrs. Derler holds a doctoral degree in Economics with a focus on Leadership & Organizations, and a Masters in Philosophy.

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Nokia Turns Two Case Studies Into One

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