Institute of Applied Ethics Seminar
In this seminar Professor Jackie Ford will:
- explore and challenge commonly held beliefs and expectations regarding leaders and leadership development activities;
- consider the research evidence in which managers are being required to be confident, secure and superhuman;
- seek to defeat some of the myths of ethical leadership through exploring empirical research she has conducted in the last few years.
Jackie Ford is 50th Anniversary Chair, Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies at Bradford School of Management. Her research interests include studies of working lives, with a particular interest in making sense of leadership, gender, ethics, and management practices. Leadership is presented as the Holy Grail that will solve organizational woes and throughout her research she focuses on exploring new and more critical ways to study leadership and shed new light on this desired and elusive phenomenon. She has co-authored a monograph entitled Leadership as Identity: Constructions and Deconstructions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); co-edited Making Public Services Management Critical (Routledge, 2010); co-edited a textbook entitled Leadership: Contemporary critical perspectives (Sage, 2015); and has published in a range of journals including British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership, Management Learning, Organization, Sociology, Work Employment and Society.
Admission free - all welcome.