Colin M. Fisher is a scholar, author, and teacher of team leadership, creativity, and improvisation. As an Associate Professor of Organisations and Innovation at University College London, he teaches executives, graduate students, and undergraduates about leading teams that foster creativity, learning, and effective decision-making.
Colin’s research deals with leading, helping, and coaching teams and individuals in situations requiring collective creativity, improvisation, and effective decision-making, with a focus on how temporal issues (e.g., timing, rhythm, development over time) shape group processes and outcomes. His research has been published in leading journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Negotiation Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Dynamics, and Small Group Research, as well as in several edited book chapters. He serves on the editorial boards of Small Group Research and Psychology of Creativity, Aesthetics and the Arts, as well as on the Scientific Advisory Council for the Institute of Coaching. Previously, Colin served as an Assistant Professor and Peter Paul Career Development Professor at Boston University’s School of Management.
Colin received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Social Psychology from Harvard University/Harvard Business School. He also studied improvisation in the arts at New York University (M.A.) and jazz trumpet at New England Conservatory of Music (B.Mus.). In his work as a professional jazz trumpet player, Colin was a long-time member of the Grammy-nominated Either/Orchestra, with whom he toured the U.S., Europe, and Africa and recorded several critically acclaimed albums.