Working through change

2010

July

Leading in a Complex World: New Approaches for Church Leaders. A one-day conference organised by MODEM and Winchester Business School. "Enjoyable", "thought provoking" and "encouraging" were three comments.

June

Transformation and Change: A Non-Linear View. Public Service Management Wales Summer School, Lampeter. A series of 4 innovative workshops with my colleague, Arthur Turner. These offered an alternative to the prevailing Western view of leadership and change, which is one of cause and effect. You can see a video of one of the workshops via the Resources page.

Leading through Complexity Executive Short Course for a Strategic Health Authority's Clinical Fellows' programme.

Leading in a Post-Newtonian World workshop for nexusbristol

May

Post-Newtonian LeadershipEuropean Academy of Management Conference, Rome. I presented this paper as part of the Worldly Leadership track. It seeks to move leadership beyond an implicit 'cause and effect' worldview to a world of emergence and self-organization. You can read an abstract here.

March

Four Leadership Forums for the Church of Scotland, in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Oban. I co-led these with my MODEM colleague, Richard Fox.

January

Embracing Chaos: Learning from Cardiac Surgery and Chernobyl. Workshop for nexusbristol, a new forum for leaders working to create better outcomes for children and young people in Bristol. We explored where people find security in times of change. Further details about nexusbristol here.

A busy month working in schools, including Leading through Change workshops for a Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body. 

2009

December

Publication of Organisational Issues, a chapter in Understanding Interprofessional Working in Health and Social Care (Palgrave). Co-written with my colleagues Margaret Page from Bristol Business School and Yusuf Ahmad from UWE’s School of Health & Social Care.

October

After Newton: Emerging Patterns of Leadership. Guest lecture at IEDC, Bled School of Management, Slovenia. Read a summary here.

September

New Thinking in Management. A new half-day course for professionals and executives affected by the recession. A Bristol Business School Executive Short Course. part of the University of the West of England (UWE)'s government funded Solutions 4 Recession programme. The course runs 5 times over 6 months.

May 

Symposium on From Global to Worldly Leadership. Hosted by the Leadership Trust. My contribution was Fractal Leadership: Emerging Perspectives for Worldly Leaders

May

Book review of Barbara Kellerman's Followership (Harvard 2008) published in Leadership journal.

 April

Conference. Where is Business Ethics? European Business Ethics Network UK conference, hosted by Bristol Centre for Leadership and Organizational Ethics. I  presented a paper, Take Me to Your Leader: Towards a Fractal View of Ethical Leadership.

 

 

 January

Workshop, Solid Rock or Shifting Sand: Housebuilding Tips for the Wise. Part of Bristol Diocese's Equipped to Grow conference. This looked at attitudes to change.

 

 

 January

Leading through Complexity. One-day course, part of Bristol Business School's short course programme. The first time this course has run since the disruption in the global economy - interesting food for thought for the international group of delegates. 

  

2008

 
December

Appointed a Lay Canon of Bristol Cathedral.

November

Lecturing on People in Organisations, part of the Consortium for Professional Development in Aerospace Masters programme. 

October

Start of a work-based learning mentoring assignment.

Another refreshing change: asked to facilitate a team workshop for a regional non-profit.

June

One-day course, Leading through Complexity, run for the first time, part of Bristol Business School's short course programme.

May

Team development assignment successfully completed with a UK primary school - a refreshing change from work in the corporate sphere.

April

Conference presentation on Wholeness at Work, Cambridge UK.

March

Conference presentation on Organization and Belief Systems, Tampa FL.

February

Three chapter in How to Become a Creative Church Leader, published by Canterbury Press.

Start of a 9-month leadership mentoring assignment.

January

Two articles in Leadership: The Key Concepts, published by Routledge.


2007

December

Conference presentation on The Ecological Model: Sustaining Creativity and Innovation at Gulf Marketing Forum, Doha, Qatar.

September  

Presentation at annual SSCE conference at Oxford. Taking Control?  A View from the Glasshouse.The conference theme was The Ideology of Managerialism in Church, Politics and Society. The paper examines the paradox of control from the perspective of complexity theory.

 July

The Prairie and the Rainforest: Ecologies for Sustaining Organisational Change published in Business Leadership Review.

July

Presentation at 5th Critical Management Studies conference at Manchester Business School.  Having Faith in Management: Deluded, Dangerous or Doable?

June

Gimme Five! published: a chapter in the book John Adair: Fundamentals of Leadership.  Subtitled 'Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on Leadership', the editors describe it as comparing the 'unlikely bedfellows' of the Harvard Business Review and the Anglican Ordinal.

May

Presentation to FTSE250 company senior management conference on behalf of Bristol Business School. Brief to speak on 'out of the box' leadership leads to talk on Leadership: Lessons from the Salmon.

February

Seminar at Bristol Business School.  The Prairie and the Rainforest: Ecologies for Sustaining Organisational Change.

JanuaryReview article published covering six books on leadership.

2006

SeptemberMODEM conference on Christian Leadership through Transition and Change, held at Sheffield. Presentation on Developing an Ecology for Sustainable Church Leadership, responding positively to paper by Malcom Grundy, Director of Foundation for Church Leadership. Other presenters include Mary Chapman, Chief Executive of Chartered Management Institute and Su Morgan, HR Director of Archbishops' Council.
MaySeminar on leadership and change for primary school headteachers. Venturing into a new arena - ideas well received.
MarchConference on Past, Present and Future at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. Presentation on Perspectives on Leadership.
MarchTake part in Sustainability Roundtable at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. Host session on cooperation between industry and NGOs with Lafarge and WWF.

2005

 December

Presentation at 4th international Studying Leadership conference at Lancaster University Management School: Change or Decay? Renewing the Individual and the Corporation.

 December

Presentation at Exeter Centre for Leadership Studies Professional Network conference.  Diversity in Leadership Teams: New Perspectives, Practical Applications.

 November

Publication of Serenity, Courage and Wisdom; Changing Competencies for Leadership in Business Ethics: European Review.

 September

Elected to MODEM Leadership Committee at AGM at Chartered Management Institute, London. 

 September

Take part in John Adair colloquium at St George's Hosue, Windsor.  Presentation on Gimme Five! Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Leadership.

2004

 December

Presentation at 3rd international Studying Leadership conference at Exeter University Centre for Leadership Studies: Serenity, Courage and Wisdom: Changing Competencies for Leadership.