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Paradoxes of multi-level leadership: Insights from an integrated care system (2023)
Journal Article
Bolden, R., Kars, S., Jarvis, C., & Sheffield, R. (2023). Paradoxes of multi-level leadership: Insights from an integrated care system. Journal of Change Management, 23(4), 337-357. https://doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2023.2234388

In this paper, we draw on systems leadership, complexity and paradox theory to elucidate the tensions that organisational actors experience when practising multi-level leadership. We explore these issues through a study of the perceptions and experie... Read More about Paradoxes of multi-level leadership: Insights from an integrated care system.

In search of the good life? Experiences of executives and senior managers navigating reduced hours in the UK (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Tomlinson, J., Durbin, S., Warren, S., & Daly, J. (2023, July). In search of the good life? Experiences of executives and senior managers navigating reduced hours in the UK. Paper presented at 39th EGOS Colloquium: Organising for the Good Life: Between Legacy and Imagination, Cagliari University, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

The challenges of greater wellbeing, work-life reconciliation and gender balance in senior management and executive careers are well established. Working hours are critical to career advancement and women, more so than men, seek a reduction in hours... Read More about In search of the good life? Experiences of executives and senior managers navigating reduced hours in the UK.

Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol (2023)
Report
Chicken, S., Fogg Rogers, L., Hobbs, L., Hunt-Fraisse, T., & Lewis, D. (2023). Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol. UWE Bristol

This paper reports on a study funded by the UWE Pedagogical Project fund in 2021-2022, which aimed to amplify the voices of neurodivergent (referred to as ‘ND’) students in relation to lived experiences of Higher Education (HE) assessment practices w... Read More about Amplifying the voices of neurodivergent students in relation to higher education assessment at UWE Bristol.

Talent coaching: Specificities and challenges (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Mangion-Thornley, K. (2023, January). Talent coaching: Specificities and challenges. Presented at European Mentoring and Coaching Council- Career Coaching Special Interest Group, 2023, Online

Coaching is widely used in talent management programmes, and often identified as one of the most effective interventions for career and leadership development. But what are the specificities of talent coaching compared with other helping intervention... Read More about Talent coaching: Specificities and challenges.

An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol (2022)
Journal Article
Fouracre, B., Fisher, J., Bolden, R., Coombs, B., Isaac, B., & Pawson, C. (2022). An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol. Housing, Care and Support, 25(3/4), 250-261. https://doi.org/10.1108/HCS-12-2021-0039

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present insights into the way in which system change can be activated around the provision of services and support for people experiencing multiple disadvantages in an urban setting. Design/methodology/approac... Read More about An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol.

Talent coaching: Proceed with caution (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Mangion-Thornley, K. (2022, September). Talent coaching: Proceed with caution. Poster presented at European Mentoring and Coaching Council Global Research Conference, September 2022, Online

This poster highlights the role of coaching in the context of talent management. The qualitative single case study is based on 30 semi-structured interviews of talented employees, coaches and HR managers employed in a global bank. It introduces the... Read More about Talent coaching: Proceed with caution.

Talent coaching: Proceed with caution (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Mangion-Thornley, K. (2022, September). Talent coaching: Proceed with caution. Poster presented at Global Research Conference, European Mentoring and Coaching Council

This poster presents the characteristics of coaching used for talent management purposes. It argues that talent coaching is a specific intervention that is complex to operationalise due to its multiple roles for various stakeholders including talente... Read More about Talent coaching: Proceed with caution.

It’s a kind of magic: Narratives of wellbeing in health and social care in England (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Gaggiotti, H., Jarvis, C., Kars-Unluoglu, S., & von Bulow, C. (2022, September). It’s a kind of magic: Narratives of wellbeing in health and social care in England. Paper presented at Narratives of Wellbeing Symposium, HYbrid - LaTrobe University, Australia and online

As the Philosopher John Austin (1962) pointed out, saying and doing are indissociable, although not always expressed in the same way with the same understanding and intention. For Cieslik (2016), accounts of wellbeing are “rooted in social, caring re... Read More about It’s a kind of magic: Narratives of wellbeing in health and social care in England.

A marriage of convenience: How employers and students working in hospitality view the employment relationship (2022)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Ritchie, C., Drew, H., & Ritchie, F. (2022). A marriage of convenience: How employers and students working in hospitality view the employment relationship. Hospitality and Society, 12(3), 299-318. https://doi.org/10.1386/hosp_00055_1

Since the 1990s, the hospitality industry has been increasingly characterized by temporary and insecure forms of employment, a development, which has coincided with rising numbers of students seeking part-time employment. This provides increased job... Read More about A marriage of convenience: How employers and students working in hospitality view the employment relationship.

Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool (2022)
Report
Bolden, R., Isaac, B., Pawson, C., & Gasper, R. (2022). Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool. Bristol: Golden Key

This tool is intended to be used by anyone who is developing or running a systems change activity or project for people with multiple complex needs. We encourage you to use the tool to identify practical actions in seven key areas which can improve t... Read More about Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool.

Climate for innovation: A critical lever in the leadership of innovation (2022)
Book Chapter
Sheffield, R., Kars-Unluoglu, S., & Jarvis, C. (2022). Climate for innovation: A critical lever in the leadership of innovation. In R. Agarwa, E. Patterson, S. Pugalia, & R. Green (Eds.), Innovation (40-60). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429346033-5

Innovation involves an uncertain journey and, although leadership cannot ensure innovation success, it can certainly influence its odds. In this chapter we will explore the concept of organisational climate, an arena where leadership can have a signi... Read More about Climate for innovation: A critical lever in the leadership of innovation.

Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report (2022)
Report
Isaac, B., Pawson, C., Bolden, R., Warren, S., Buser, M., & Anning, A. (2022). Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report. Bristol: Golden Key

This final local evaluation report marks the culmination of an intensive eight-years following the work of Golden Key (GK) to transform services for people in Bristol with severe and multiple disadvantage. Previous phases of the local evaluation hav... Read More about Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report.

Selling our Youth: Graduate Stories of Class, Gender and Work in Challenging Times (2022)
Book
Waller, R., Bradley, H., & Bentley, L. (2022). Selling our Youth: Graduate Stories of Class, Gender and Work in Challenging Times. Bingley: Emerald

Selling Our Youth explores how the class origins of recent graduates continue to shape their labour market careers and thus reproduce class privilege and class disadvantage. It shows how class and gender combine to influence these young adults’ oppor... Read More about Selling our Youth: Graduate Stories of Class, Gender and Work in Challenging Times.

Innovation in deployed medical care: Building resilient healthcare supply chains (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Phillips, W., Howell, C., Omar, B., & Sanderson, H. (2022, June). Innovation in deployed medical care: Building resilient healthcare supply chains. Paper presented at The XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference "Innovating in a Digital world”, Copenhagen, Denmark

For deployed medical operations, the delivery of critical healthcare products and services 'far forward' is a priority, calling for a radical shift away from existing modes of production and supply towards a more resilient, distributed approach terme... Read More about Innovation in deployed medical care: Building resilient healthcare supply chains.

Addicted to leadership: From crisis to recovery (2022)
Book Chapter
Hartley, L., & Bolden, R. (2022). Addicted to leadership: From crisis to recovery. In Post-Pandemic Leadership: Exploring solutions to a crisis (112-126). Abingdon: Routledge

This chapter looks at why we default towards toxic types of leadership and compares this behaviour to the drivers behind drug and alcohol addiction. Changing our mental models of leadership, the authors argue, is akin to the process of recovery. They... Read More about Addicted to leadership: From crisis to recovery.

Strengthening management, community engagement, and sustainability of the subnational response to accelerate malaria elimination in Namibia (2022)
Journal Article
Chung, A. M., Love, E., Neidel, J., Mendai, I., Nairenge, S., van Wyk, L. A., …Gosling, R. (2022). Strengthening management, community engagement, and sustainability of the subnational response to accelerate malaria elimination in Namibia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 106(6), 1646-1652. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.21-1195

Leadership and management skills are critical for health programs to deliver high-quality interventions in complex systems. In malaria-eliminating countries, national and subnational health teams are reorienting strategies to address focal transmissi... Read More about Strengthening management, community engagement, and sustainability of the subnational response to accelerate malaria elimination in Namibia.

Effective management of district-level malaria control and elimination: Implementing quality and participative process improvements (2022)
Journal Article
Agins, B., Case, P., Chandramohan, D., Chen, I., Chikodzore, R., Chitapi, P., …Viljoen, G. (2022). Effective management of district-level malaria control and elimination: Implementing quality and participative process improvements. BMC Public Health, 22(1), Article 140. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12322-2

Although it is widely recognized that strong program management is essential to achieving better health outcomes, this priority is not recognized in malaria programmatic practices. Increased management precision offers the opportunity to improve the... Read More about Effective management of district-level malaria control and elimination: Implementing quality and participative process improvements.

Global value chain reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the case for more resilient redistributed models of production (2022)
Journal Article
Phillips, W., Roehrich, J. K., Kapletia, D., & Alexander, E. (2022). Global value chain reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the case for more resilient redistributed models of production. California Management Review, 64(2), 71-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/00081256211068545

The COVID-19 pandemic shocked the global economy, laying bare the coordination challenges and vulnerabilities of global value chains (GVCs) across sectors. Governments, consumers, and firms alike have called for greater GVC resilience to ensure criti... Read More about Global value chain reconfiguration and COVID-19: Investigating the case for more resilient redistributed models of production.

No going back! Implications of the pandemic for leadership practice and organisation development in health and care (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Bolden, R. (2021, November). No going back! Implications of the pandemic for leadership practice and organisation development in health and care. Presented at International Conference on Social Research and Innovation (ICSRI), Villa College, Maldives

This keynote address will outline findings from two recent studies of leadership practice and organisation development (OD) in the UK health and care system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first study looks at the lived experience of NHS staff and... Read More about No going back! Implications of the pandemic for leadership practice and organisation development in health and care.