Personal Profile

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A behavioural scientist, author and commentator on many aspects of management, leadership, organisation and personal development, I have been very fortunate in the range of experiences that my career has opened up for me. In most cases, my colleagues and I have delivered pioneering, and some quite exceptional, outcomes.

My primary interest is in facilitating the learning and development of leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs – individually and collectively.

As a confidant to some elite leaders in global business, government and the not-for-profit sectors, I help them navigate their own complex worlds to achieve outstanding results. My publications list includes nine books and over 300 articles.

Having worked in many areas of executive education, today I prefer to contribute through more formal academic environments as a member of a team delivering larger scale, longer-term, or more intensive programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; developing my own research themes; and collaborating with others.

Since 2012, I have developed and led the leadership strand of the GCAP/Smith School (University of Oxford) ‘Adaptation Academy’ – helping senior leaders in the field of climate resilience hone their abilities to influence highly complex political landscapes. This work on distributed leadership is the subject of my tenth book – in preparation now.

In October 2013, I began teaching at The Oxfordshire Business and Enterprise School in Abingdon, which is an inspiring environment with a very diverse range of mature students. This confirmed my enjoyment of longer-term class facilitation and adult education. Through TOBES, I teach Masters’ level Human Resources Management, and undergraduate level Multicultural Management.

More recently (May 2015), I was invited to establish an Advanced Coaching course for the University of Oxford. This was very successful, and as a result, I was confirmed as a Tutor in Psychology and Counselling. I am now responsible for devising, supervising, and sharing the delivery of, all coaching programmes – Introductory, Advanced, Group, and Online, on an annual basis, with the Introductory course also being run at the University of Reading.

My work is strongly influenced by my institutional memberships; as a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Keen to develop my understanding of the power of photography to ‘have an impact’, in May 2017, I began a taught/research MA in Photography at the University of Falmouth.