THE WINDING ROAD OF LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE
Date: 25th August 2021, 1pm to 2:30pm
Speaker: Professor Will Foster
The winding road of leadership and culture: reflections on practice and research in Entrepreneurial, Ecclesiological, Health and Educational settings.
Will Foster is Professor of Leadership and Director of MBA and Executive Programmes with Keele Business School. Prior to joining Higher Education, Will had a rich career in the commercial sector including nine years as a senior consultant working with a diverse range of clients from CEOs and Directors of global corporations to local SME business owners. For the past 15 years he has also served as a volunteer Director on various charitable boards. Will is Principal Fellow of the HEA and a member of BAM’s leadership special interest group.
In this talk, Professor Will Foster reflect on his diverse experience of leadership and culture both in his practice and his research:
Fog lifting moments: Rolls-Royce, the MBA and the spark of passion for leadership and culture.
Building with heart: transitioning a small owner-managed entrepreneurial organisation of £1.5m turnover to £87m
Bringing in a culture led values approach to restructure – revelations in education transition and change.
Long-deep Ethnographic research – exploring the 100-year journey of leadership and culture in a major UK denomination in the context of a trilateral lens - bringing the fields of ecclesiological, sociological/historical and organisational/business into dialogue to explore founding values and critical incidents.
Special measures and leadership and organisational culture in the NHS – exploring the hidden voices.
When is HE like BL? Comparing and contrasting British Leyland’s (BL) journey to becoming Rover group with reflections on a 16-year Higher Education journey in leadership.
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