In the dark winter of 2016, I visited the Gothic fairy tale city of Edinburgh to present at the International Studying Leadership Conference (ISLC).
Organisations frequently talk about addressing the lack of women in senior positions, but does the rhetoric lead to effective solutions?
Tourism, in countless magazines and blogs, can seem utopian. It often paints variously idyllic scenes of sunbathing on pristine beaches, partying until sunrise and endless shopping sprees.
Two years ago when the nights were long and cold like this, I found myself drifting in a new academic role.
We love talking about authentic leadership but the idea that it’s just about being yourself is dangerously simplistic, particularly for women, the latest research has found.
I’m not gone. I’ve just been swept into a wave since my last proper post in September last year.
Let me share with you three interesting sources that have shaped my thinking about diverse leadership since February.
My latest conference paper, ‘White Knights: Leadership as the heroicisation of whiteness’, is the result of much deliberation and confrontation since my first EGOS conference in Montréal last year.
When I attended my first European Group for Organization Studies colloquium in Montréal last year, I experienced an ecclesiastical epiphany.
New research into the way Australian philanthropists are portrayed as ethical leaders in the national media has found that the portrayal reinforces social and economic inequality.
Will Andrew Forrest convince Australia’s billionaires to open their wallets? Christopher Baker and Helena Liu ask.
These days it seems as though leaders and leadership are everywhere. But lack of diversity among our pantheon of leaders casts a long, dark shadow over the future of leadership.