Alex Stajkovic, PhD, MA

Sought after by Fortune 500 companies, Alex Stajkovic is a leadership expert who has earned acclaim for his world-renowned research on the role of confidence in professional success and in the workplace.

Areas of Focus

Organizational Behavior

Dynamic teaching style

Stajkovic brings leadership topics to life with his dynamic teaching style, passionately sharing his research expertise on leadership and organizational behavior. He uses contemporary case studies and his own consulting experiences to illustrate practical leadership principles that Wisconsin Evening and Executive MBA students can apply immediately at work.

If you believe, you achieve. If you doubt, you go without.
—Alex Stajkovic, Confidence Expert

Consultancy for global corporations

John Deere is one of many corporations worldwide to take advantage of Stajkovic’s leadership expertise. Recently, they hired him to empower women engineers by sharing his research on self-efficacy and confidence. Stajkovic has championed accessing untapped potential to improve job and life satisfaction in more than 30 executive education seminars and consulting programs with global corporations, and through more than 75 professional conferences.

Academic research

The wide reach of Stajkovic’s research acclaim is reflected in his publication volume. His work has been published in an extensive range of premier psychology and organizational behavior journals generating more than 8,500 citations. Stajkovic serves on the advisory council for the Harvard Business Review and is a contributing editor and editorial board member for a number of academic and industry publications.

Educational background

Stajkovic received his PhD in organizational behavior and his MA in management from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He has served as a visiting scholar at Stanford University and has earned teaching awards at UW–Madison and at the University of California, Irvine.


Learn more

Faculty blog and video: How to Predict Employee
Performance and Satisfaction
Recorded webinar: Transformational Leadership Faculty bio and research: Alex Stajkovic