Dr Jens Maier is lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management. He holds Master degrees in Industrial Engineering (Hamburg University) and Business Administration (University of Bradford). Warwick Business School awarded a PhD in Business Studies. He held academic appointments in Marketing and Strategy at Warwick Business School (Lecturer), University of Southern California (Visiting Scholar) and London Business School (Assistant Professor). Jens R. Maier held senior executive positions in global companies such as Daimler Benz Aerospace unit as Head of Management Development and as Head of Governmental Affairs in the Strategy Department. He was Head of Corporate Capability Development leading to the launch of the Zurich Development Center.