Folkert is doing a PhD at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University, which is ranked among the top-tier research institutions in the world. The research focuses on complex leadership models and the effect of building emotional capital in teams and organisations. The areas he is researching are sports, politics and music.
This research about multiple leadership in sports teams is based on national hockey, rugby and handball teams. The results were presented at the University of Cologne this year. A guest lecture is scheduled to take place for MBA students at Erasmus University at the beginning of January 2020. Folkert is one of the speakers at the 5th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium 6-9 May 2020, Mykonos, Greece and intends to speak at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Vancouver in August 2020.
The research provides new insights into real-life cases by addressing the underlying dynamics within teams and organisations.