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Seminar Series

Conferences and workshops

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Forthcoming Events

The programme of events for the next academic year will be available in due course.

Previous guest speakers

11 Mar 2019

Leadership Seminar Series: Dr Jamie Gloor...

Title: Modern (male) leaders: Overworked and under-familied?

22 Nov 2017

Dr Dong Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology):...

The current paradigm of management research places a primary emphasis on entities’ static characteristics. The events experienced by entities, however, are also affecting and altering entities.

27 Oct 2017

Dr Catherine K Lam (City University of Hong...

Research on creativity has emphasized on the importance of intrinsic drive (doing your task for its own sake) in promoting individual creativity.

25 Oct 2017

Dr Chia-Huei Wu (LSE): The role of leader...

Researchers have proposed that leader support helps employees behave proactively at work.

11 Apr 2017

Dr Tiffany Keller Hansbrough (Fairleigh...

Despite widespread concerns about the use of retrospective accounts of leader behavior and response tendencies associated with raters who tend to rely on semantic memory, little attention has been devoted to developing methods that move measurement processes beyond those based on semantic memory to those based on episodic memory.

13 Mar 2017

Dr Daan Stam (Rotterdam School of Management):...

What makes leader visions become implemented? This question is arguably the most important question in the field of leadership and vision communication.

15 Feb 2017

Associate Professor Wu Liu (Hong Kong...

We examine how direct supervisors react to a special form of voice, skip-level voice, which refers to employees’ voice behavior toward higher-level leaders while skipping over their direct supervisors.

04 May 2016

Dr Kristin Knipfer (University of Munich):...

Organisations are spending great effort on enhancing knowledge sharing among their employees. Practice shows, however, that these efforts are not effective to the desired extent since employees may intentionally withhold knowledge from a co-worker.

13 Apr 2016

Dr Hong Deng (University of Birmingham): Long...

Employee commitment to organizational rules is critical to organizational success but proves difficult to achieve. Prior research has focused on personal outcome favorability and procedural justice as two major antecedents of employee reactions to authority decisions.

06 Apr 2016

Professor Joachim Stoeber (University of Kent):...

Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, perfectionism motivates people to give their best. On the other, perfectionism makes people despair and doubt themselves.

29 Mar 2016

Professor Jeroen Stouten (University of Leuven,...

Follett (1996, p. 170) argued that “either (you are) a leader or nothing of much importance.” This quote illustrates the notion that leadership has received a disproportional share of the attention from the ancient world to modern organizations.

11 Dec 2015

Michelle Bligh (NEOMA Business School, France):...

Learning and innovation are increasingly important for companies to compete in a global marketplace.

25 Nov 2015

Barbara Wisse (University of Groningen):...

Abstract: Perhaps as a reaction to several high-profile cases of ethical scandals and corporate corruption, interest in the so-called ‘dark-side’ personality traits of leaders has risen. 

11 Nov 2015

Professor Paul Hanges (University of Maryland):...

Standardised cognitive ability tests have long been used by organisations and Human Resource personnel to help identify potential employees who might improve the current job efficiency and product quality. 

12 Oct 2015

Dr Michael Knoll (Chemnitz University of...

Abstract: Workplace bullying is a persistent issue in the NHS (Quine, 1999; Hoel & Cooper, 2000; Carter et al, 2013), with significant negative implications for individuals, teams and organisations (Salin, 2009; Illing et al, 2013).