Drawing on the complexity sciences and personal narrative accounts of experience from practitioners based in the UK, Germany, Denmark and North America, this book examines conventional leadership development methodologies with a view to identifying what is useful and what is not. It proffers an alternative perspective on leadership and organisation for business schools, consultancies and corporate training functions to adopt in their development of leaders.
Leadership Development: A Complexity Approach is essential reading for advanced students and researchers of leadership development, leadership studies, human resource management and organisational development. It will also be of interest to management educators and practising managers whose experience of, or aspirations for, working life are not represented in mainstream academic texts and popular management literature.
Kevin Flinn is Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, a Visiting Lecturer at Hertfordshire Business School, an Associate with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and an Associate Member of the Institute of Group Analysis
Preface and Introduction Chapter 1 - Leadership, management and entrepreneurship Chapter 2 - Rethinking leadership Chapter 3 - Rethinking leadership development Chapter 4 - Coaching, psychometrics and 360 degree feedback Chapter 5 - Forum theatre Chapter 6 - Experiential exercises Chapter 7 - Action Learning Sets Chapter 8 - Reflections