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Module design, delivery and assessment for large student numbers (2020)
Book Chapter
Gasper, R., & Simpson, P. Module design, delivery and assessment for large student numbers. In Organization and Human Resource Management: An Educator’s Handbook. Routledge. Manuscript submitted for publication

This is a practical chapter looking at the design and delivery of large modules with diverse contexts and students. It gives illustrations and covers the major considerations of clarity, simplicity, and building a community of practice within the te... Read More about Module design, delivery and assessment for large student numbers.

Negative capability and care of the self (2020)
Book Chapter
Simpson, P., & Von Bülow, C. (2020). Negative capability and care of the self. In L. Tomkins (Ed.), Paradoxes of Leadership and Care: Critical and Philosophical Reflection (131-141). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788975506.00021

This chapter considers caring leadership through the twin prisms of Negative Capability and Care of the Self, arguing that an aspiration to practise caring leadership involves a commitment to the development of self-knowledge and the capacity to be w... Read More about Negative capability and care of the self.

Leadership (2019)
Book Chapter
Simpson, P. (2019). Leadership. In S. Schwarzkopf (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Economic TheologyRoutledge

Sorensen et al (2012) argue for the importance of theology in the study of organisations on the basis that 'the way we think about and act in organizations is profoundly structured by theological concepts.' (p.267). In relation to leadership studies... Read More about Leadership.

An ethic of care: Reconnecting the private and the public (2017)
Book Chapter
Tomkins, L., & Simpson, P. (2017). An ethic of care: Reconnecting the private and the public. In D. Knights, & C. Mabey (Eds.), Leadership Matters: Finding Voice, Connection And Meaning in the 21st CenturyRoutledge

This chapter draws on the authors’ own personal and professional experiences more than most conventional leadership text-books. We interweave ideas about familial care and organisational leadership based on our own first-hand experiences of both. W... Read More about An ethic of care: Reconnecting the private and the public.

Attention as a basis for thinking in groups (2017)
Book Chapter
French, R., & Simpson, P. (2017). Attention as a basis for thinking in groups. In M. Ringer (Ed.), Surfacing New Thoughts: Special Issue on Thinking in Groups and TeamsGruppo: Omogeneita e differenze

In this contribution, which is taken from Chapter 1 of our book, 'Attention, Cooperation, Purpose: An approach to working in groups using insights from Wilfred Bion' (Karnac, 2015), we outline the state of mind we talk of as attention. We make an imp... Read More about Attention as a basis for thinking in groups.

Re-imagining business schools of the future as places of theorizing (2017)
Book Chapter
Gaggiotti, H., Simpson, P., & Cicmil, S. (2017). Re-imagining business schools of the future as places of theorizing. In M. Zawadzki, M. Kostera, & M. Izak (Eds.), The future of university educationPalgrave. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46894-5

In this chapter, we argue that one of the reasons of resisting the temptation of teaching what ‘we could do and perhaps should not do’ (Eco, 2014 [1980], 107) in university Business Schools is the emphasis on the application of theories to the exclus... Read More about Re-imagining business schools of the future as places of theorizing.

Should we teach students to theorize? Classical Greek philosophy and the learning journey (2015)
Book Chapter
Gaggiotti, H., & Simpson, P. (2015). Should we teach students to theorize? Classical Greek philosophy and the learning journey. In W. Mayrhofer, & C. Mabey (Eds.), Developing Leadership. Questions Business Schools Don’t AskSage

In this chapter we reflect on theorizing using Plato’s allegory of the Cave as a mythical representation of the journey to see the eidos, the Forms or Ideas, which Plato considered the most fundamental reality. The philosopher-as-theoros was not taug... Read More about Should we teach students to theorize? Classical Greek philosophy and the learning journey.

Worldly leadership and concepts of community (2012)
Book Chapter
Edwards, G. (2012). Worldly leadership and concepts of community. In S. Turnbull, P. Case, G. Edwards, D. Jepson, & P. Simpson (Eds.), Worldly Leadership, 85-103. Palgrave Macmillan

Philosophy of leadership (2011)
Book Chapter
Case, P., French, R., & Simpson, P. (2011). Philosophy of leadership. In A. Bryman, D. Collinson, K. Grint, B. Jackson, & M. Uhl-Bien (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Leadership, 685-727. Sage

We do not intend this chapter to be simply a dry chronicle or catalogue of leadership philosophies. For one thing, even were such an audacious project pursued, it would doubtless prove to be more than anyone could possibly accomplish in a lifetime an... Read More about Philosophy of leadership.

Downplaying leadership. Researching how leaders talk about themselves (2011)
Book Chapter
French, R., & Simpson, P. (2011). Downplaying leadership. Researching how leaders talk about themselves. In D. Bell (Ed.), Political LeadershipSage

This chapter identifies the notion of downplaying leadership. Whilst some attempt is made to explore the meaning of this practice, our primary intention is to describe a method and framework for analysing the transcripts of leadership interviews. Th... Read More about Downplaying leadership. Researching how leaders talk about themselves.

Negative capability: A contribution to the understanding of creative leadership (2009)
Book Chapter
French, R., Simpson, P., & Harvey, C. (2009). Negative capability: A contribution to the understanding of creative leadership. In B. Sievers, H. Brunning, J. De Gooijer, & L. Gould (Eds.), Psychoanalytic Studies of Organizations: Contributions from the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of OrganizationsKarnac Books

Our aim in this chapter is to suggest how the idea of ‘negative capability’ may contribute to an understanding of the creative leader. We begin by exploring the origins of the term negative capability and its meaning in the creative arts and in psych... Read More about Negative capability: A contribution to the understanding of creative leadership.

Stories (2008)
Book Chapter
Simpson, P. (2008). Stories. In M. Broussine (Ed.), Creative Methods in Organizational Research, 92-107. Sage

Creative dialogue (2008)
Book Chapter
Simpson, P., & Beeby, M. (2008). Creative dialogue. In M. Broussine (Ed.), Creative Methods in Organizational Research, 53-69. Sage

A systemic approach to organizational role and the management of change (1997)
Book Chapter
French, R., & Simpson, P. (1997). A systemic approach to organizational role and the management of change. In F. A. Stowell, R. L. Ison, R. Armson, J. Holloway, S. Jackson, & S. McRobb (Eds.), Systems for Sustainability: People, Organizations, and Environments (709-713). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0265-8_117

This paper describes an action research project undertaken over the period of one year with the senior management group of a Civil Service organization. Like much of the UK Public Sector in recent years, this organization has experienced a period of... Read More about A systemic approach to organizational role and the management of change.