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  • Double agents: gendered organizational culture, control and resistance 

    Hawkins, Beverley (Sage, 2008)
    This article presents ethnographic data showing how recruitment consultants negotiate managerial attempts to control workforce culture. I suggest the values which senior managers encourage consultants to embody prioritize ...
  • Employer engagement with higher education: a literature review 

    Bolden, Richard; Petrov, Georgy (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2008)
    This report has been produced as part of the South West Higher Level Skills Project. It summarises recent literature on employer engagement with higher education (HE), with a central focus on HE involvement in work based ...
  • A South West Higher Skills Project Research Report 

    Bolden, Richard; Connor, Helen; Duquemin, Anthea; Hirsh, Wendy; Petrov, Georgy (University of Exeter, 2009-07)
    Produced in collaboration with the Council for Industry and Higher Education, this report summarises the findings from analysis of 27 case studies of HE-employer engagement initiatives, particularly those targeted at ...
  • From leaders to leadership 

    Bolden, Richard; Kirk, Philip (ICFAI University Press, 2006-10)
    This article presents a view of institutional leadership that is a relational process of organisational member (and other key stakeholders), irrespective of position or status, taking up their role in the purposes of the ...
  • Gendering the eye of the norm: exploring gendered concertive control processes within two self-managing teams 

    Hawkins, Beverley (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
    This article explores the workplace interactions of two self-managed teams of recruitment consultants. I use data from participant observation and recorded interviews to show the gendered nature of what Barker (1993) terms ...
  • How to be sanguine in Sarajevo: Leadership as transformation or tragedy? 

    Gosling, Jonathan; Purg, Dancia (Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Weatherehad School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2007)
    Not all successful leadership is good leadership. As Peter Drucker once remarked, the 20th century produced three great leaders: Hitler, Stalin and Mao. Conversely, many leaders who fail to achieve their aims nonetheless ...
  • Is workplace harassment generic or a result of context? 

    Walton, Michael (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2009-12)
    Harassment at work remains a significant problem and, in its various guises, threatens the wellbeing of those affected, and the integrity and internal equilibrium of an organisation. It seeks to capitalise on, and possibly ...
  • Leadership competencies: time to change the tune? 

    Bolden, Richard; Gosling, Jonathan (Sage, 2006)
    This paper indicates how the competency approach to leadership could be conceived of as a repeating refrain that continues to offer an illusory promise to rationalise and simplify the processes of selecting, measuring and ...
  • Leadership Development in Context 

    Bolden, Richard (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2006-08)
    Welcome to the third in a series of research reports from Leadership South West, the regional Centre of Excellence in leadership, based at the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter. This report builds on from ...
  • Leadership Development in Management Education 

    Gosling, Jonathan (Association of MBAs, 2004-04)
    It is possible to summarise the objective of leadership as “direction setting”. In a large organisation these two simple words encapsulate a host of intriguing problems, sometimes nearly impossible to resolve because they ...
  • Leadership Development in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Final Report 

    Bolden, Richard (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2001-07)
    This report presents the outcomes of a two-phase programme on leadership development in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in South West England. Phase One of the programme was an independent piece of research to ...
  • Leadership Development in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Phase 1 Report 

    Bolden, Richard; Terry, Rohini (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2000-12)
    Discussion with experts and a review of business and leadership literature reveals an urgent need to address leadership development issues in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This research, based upon interviews ...
  • International Council for Small Business Conference 

    Bolden, Richard (2003)
    Despite the continued increase in government (and other) investment in leadership and management development, evidence indicates that the majority of this provision continues to be supply-led and fails to meet the needs ...
  • Leadership development in SMEs: designing a customised solution 

    Bolden, Richard (GITAM College of Management Studies, 2007-07)
    Developing senior leaders is necessary but insufficient for improving leadership across an organisation and restructuring alone won’t resolve all challenges. Rather, leadership development and organisational development ...
  • Leadership in Africa: meanings, impacts and identities 

    Bolden, Richard; Kirk, Philip (2005-12)
    In this paper we will draw on our experiences of researching a pan-African leadership development initiative to explore the manner in which participants use their understanding of leadership to facilitate beneficial social ...
  • Leadership, collaboration and the higher skills agenda 

    Bolden, Richard (Association of MBAs, 2009-01)
    This article considers changes in the UK higher education system and the extent to which the need to build more effective, enduring and equitable partnerships with employers may help inform our understanding of collaborative ...
  • Politics and power in training and learning: the rise and fall of the NHS university 

    Taylor, Scott; Bell, Emma; Grugulis, Irena; Storey, John; Taylor, Lee (Sage, 2010-02)
    This article examines the political processes surrounding the development and demise of an ambitious, yet short-lived, policy-based learning initiative, namely a university for the UK National Health Service. Using a ...
  • Politics and the glass cliff: Evidence that women are preferentially selected to contest hard-to-win seat 

    Ryan, Michelle K; Haslam, S. Alexander; Kulich, Clara (SAGE / Wiley Blackwell, 2010)
    Recent archival and experimental research by Ryan and Haslam (2005, 2007; Haslam & Ryan, 2008) has revealed that women are more likely than men to be appointed to leadership positions when an organization is in crisis. As ...
  • A Review of Leadership Theory and Competency Frameworks 

    Bolden, Richard; Gosling, Jonathan; Marturano, A.; Dennison, P. (Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, 2003-06)
    This report presents a review of leadership theory and competency frameworks that was commissioned to assist the development of the new National Occupational Standards in Management and Leadership. The report begins with ...
  • The shadow side of leadership 

    Bolden, Richard (ICFAI University Press, 2007-02)
    Whilst much is written and said about the benefits of effective leadership, far less consideration is given to the possible negative impacts of a culture that promotes ‘leadership’ as the answer.