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Biography

Dr Nathan Eva is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School. His work examines post heroic theories of leadership (servant, ethical, collective) and how they have profound and lasting effects on follower and organizational performance, innovation, and helping behaviours. Dr Eva was Highly Commended for his research as an Early Career Scholar for the 2018 ANZAM Excellence Awards.

Dr Eva received his PhD from Monash University in 2014, received the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctorial Research Award in Leadership, awarded as a 2016 Greenleaf Scholar by the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership, and highly commended award for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ECR Award. He was nominated for the 2017 and 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, received the 2016 and 2013 Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at the Monash Business School, and been consistently recognised for outstanding teaching by the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching).

Dr Eva’s research demonstrates that inclusive approaches to leadership have more profound and lasting effects on follower and organizational in-role and extra-role behaviours, than heroic leadership approaches. The romantic notion of leaders as heroes, where leaders are lauded for being ego-centric, has caused more damage than good, fuelling TV presidents and multiple corporate scandals. His research challenges the idea of heroic leadership and argues that we need to rethink how we lead and what leadership behaviours we should reward. 

His peer-reviewed work appears in international outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Small Business Journal. Dr Eva is a committee member of the Network of Leadership Scholars and a facilitator for the International Leadership Association’s Leadership Education Academy.

Monash teaching commitment

Chief-Examiner and Lecturer: 

MGX3991: Leadership: Practices and Principles (Clayton and Prato)

Research interests

Leadership, Servant Leadership, Leadership Development.

Community service

Network of Leadership Scholars Committee (2018-)

International Leadership Assoication Leadership Education Academy (2018-)

Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee Member (2015-2018)

Department of Management Early Career Representative (2017-2018)

Keynote Presenter at Business Functions, Symposiums, and Schools

Reviewer for a Number of Leading International Journals

Consulting

Leadership Development Programs and Research for Large Australian Transportation Organisation

Leadership Development Programs for Australian Government Bodies

Leadership Development Programs and Research for Private Schools in Victoria

Research on Employee Volunteer Programs in Large Australian Banks 

Educational Development Research for Private Schools in Victoria 

Keywords

  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2013 2019

Career optimism: a systematic review and agenda for future research

Eva, N., Newman, A., Jiang, Z. & Brouwer, M., 28 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Vocational Behavior. 51 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Chief executive officer participative leadership and the performance of new venture teams

Eva, N., Newman, A., Miao, Q., Cooper, B. & Herbert, K., Feb 2019, In : International Small Business Journal. 37, 1, p. 69-88 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Is coworker feedback more important than supervisor feedback for increasing innovative behavior?

Eva, N., Meacham, H., Newman, A., Schwarz, G. & Tham, T. L., 5 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Human Resource Management. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Public service motivation and performance: the role of organizational identification

Miao, Q., Eva, N., Newman, A. & Schwarz, G., 2019, In : Public Money and Management. 39, 2, p. 77-85 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Social exchange or social learning: a theoretical fork in road for servant leadership researchers

Madison, K. & Eva, N., 2019, Leading for High Performance in Asia: Contemporary Research and Evidence-Based Practices. 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 133-158 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prizes

2016 ECR Greenleaf Scholar

Nathan Eva (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ANZAM Best Paper Leadership and Governance Stream

Nathan Eva (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

ANZAM Early Career Researcher Award 2018 (Highly Commended)

Nathan Eva (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Reviewer in the Leadership and Governance Stream for ANZAM 2018 Conference

Nathan Eva (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2019

  • 5 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 4 Continuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses
  • 1 Consultancy

Thriving At Work

Nathan Eva (Contributor)
5 Jun 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Leading in 2025: (Event)

Nathan Eva (Member)
23 Aug 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsContinuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses

Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd (External organisation)

Nathan Eva (Member)
2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsContinuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses

Victorian WorkCover Authority (External organisation)

Nathan Eva (Member)
2016

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsContinuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses

ANZ Bank (External organisation)

Nathan Eva (Member)
20162017

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy