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Church leaders’ narratives: An exploration in uncertainty and complexity (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Simpson, P. (2011, March). Church leaders’ narratives: An exploration in uncertainty and complexity. Paper presented at Fourth Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR) 2011

Organizational uncertainty and change sometimes requires leaders to practice the art of engaging with not knowing. At its simplest this art constitutes the act of moving forwards with the conscious awareness that all decision making is based on infor... Read More about Church leaders’ narratives: An exploration in uncertainty and complexity.

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.