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How do you develop systems leadership in public health? Insights from a scoping study (2021)
Journal Article
Evans, D., Bolden, R., Jarvis, C., Mann, R., Patterson, M., & Thompson, E. (2021). How do you develop systems leadership in public health? Insights from a scoping study. Public Health, 196, 24-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.04.033

Objectives: Systems leadership is widely acknowledged to be needed to address the many ‘wicked issues’ challenging public health systems. However, there is a lack of evidence on how to develop public health professionals into effective systems leader... Read More about How do you develop systems leadership in public health? Insights from a scoping study.

Systems leadership in practice: Thematic insights from three public health case studies (2020)
Journal Article
Bigland, C., Evans, D., Bolden, R., & Rae, M. (2020). Systems leadership in practice: Thematic insights from three public health case studies. BMC Public Health, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09641-1

Background: ‘Systems leadership’ has emerged as a key concept in global public health alongside such related concepts as ‘systems thinking’ and ‘whole systems approaches.’ It is an approach that is well suited to issues that require collective actio... Read More about Systems leadership in practice: Thematic insights from three public health case studies.

Leadership, authenticity and representation in troubled times (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Bolden, R., Oliver, T., & Edwards, G. (2020, November). Leadership, authenticity and representation in troubled times. Paper presented at ILA 22nd Annual Global Conference

In this paper we draw on insights from political science and leadership studies to explore how dynamics of representation play out within place-based leadership. We focus on a case study of Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol’s response to the topplin... Read More about Leadership, authenticity and representation in troubled times.

Leading to achieve social change: An interview with Ruth Hunt, former Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall (2020)
Journal Article
Bolden, R., Williams, R., & O’Regan, N. (2021). Leading to achieve social change: An interview with Ruth Hunt, former Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall. Journal of Management Inquiry, 30(1), 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492620935192

In this interview Ruth Hunt, former CEO of the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall and now crossbench peer at the House of Lords, discusses her approach to leadership for social change. She considers the changing context of LGBT rig... Read More about Leading to achieve social change: An interview with Ruth Hunt, former Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall.

The fall of Edward Colston and the rise of inclusive place-based leadership (2020)
Digital Artefact
Bolden, R. (2020). The fall of Edward Colston and the rise of inclusive place-based leadership. [Blog post]

The killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, USA triggered a wave of protests about racial inequality across the world. In Bristol, UK, it led to the toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader. The respon... Read More about The fall of Edward Colston and the rise of inclusive place-based leadership.

The rhetoric and reality of systems leadership (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Bolden, R. (2020, May). The rhetoric and reality of systems leadership. Presented at The Future of Leadership, Kings College London

Heralded as a means for improving collaboration and alignment between agencies, communities and providers, ‘system(s) leadership’ is becoming increasingly advocated in public services. In the clamour and enthusiasm with which it has been embraced, ho... Read More about The rhetoric and reality of systems leadership.

Leadership, complexity and change: Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
Digital Artefact
Bolden, R. (2020). Leadership, complexity and change: Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic

The rise of populism in the last few years has led to a "them vs us" worldview. COVID-19 seems to have reset the dial on this – fostering calls of compassion, solidarity, and collective action. What are the lessons we can take from this and how will... Read More about Leadership, complexity and change: Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hybridity in higher education: Implications for leadership and management practice (2020)
Book Chapter
Winter, R., & Bolden, R. (2020). Hybridity in higher education: Implications for leadership and management practice. In C. Rochester, & D. Billis (Eds.), Handbook on Hybrid Organizations (169-185). Edward Elgar Publishing

Our chapter critically explores the nature of hybridity in higher education institutions (HEI) and the implications for leadership practice. We define hybridity as a boundary condition in HEI whereby competing values and diverse institutional logics... Read More about Hybridity in higher education: Implications for leadership and management practice.

Enhancing patient leadership and community engagement through storytelling: Reflections from rural healthcare in New Zealand (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bolden, F., & Bolden, R. (2019, December). Enhancing patient leadership and community engagement through storytelling: Reflections from rural healthcare in New Zealand. Paper presented at International Studying Leadership Conference, UWE, Bristol

Over recent years there has been increasing emphasis on the need for community engagement and patient leadership in order to tackle health inequalities. Active community engagement is widely recognised as an essential ingredient for a successful and... Read More about Enhancing patient leadership and community engagement through storytelling: Reflections from rural healthcare in New Zealand.

Developing systems leadership in public health: A scoping report (2019)
Report
Bolden, R., Evans, D., Jarvis, C., Mann, R., & Patterson, M. (2019). Developing systems leadership in public health: A scoping report

This document reports the outcomes of a scoping project commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) in order to outline possibilities for developing the systems leadership capacity of public health registrars and newly appointed consultants. It has b... Read More about Developing systems leadership in public health: A scoping report.

Inclusion: The DNA of leadership and change (2019)
Report
Bolden, R., Adelaine, A., Warren, S., Gulati, A., Conley, H., & Jarvis, C. (2019). Inclusion: The DNA of leadership and change

This report, commissioned by the NHS Leadership Academy, sets out the evidence base for Building Leadership For Inclusion (BLFI) – an ambitious new programme of work that aims to (1) raise the level of ambition, (2) quicken the pace of change, and (... Read More about Inclusion: The DNA of leadership and change.

Mobilizing Change in Public Services: Insights from a Systems Leadership Development Intervention (2019)
Journal Article
Bolden, R., Gulati, A., & Edwards, G. (2020). Mobilizing Change in Public Services: Insights from a Systems Leadership Development Intervention. International Journal of Public Administration, 43(1), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2019.1604748

© 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This paper explores the mobilization of systems change through analysis of a place-based ‘systems leadership’ development intervention aimed to develop the capacity of cross-sector partnerships to tackle... Read More about Mobilizing Change in Public Services: Insights from a Systems Leadership Development Intervention.

Golden key local evaluation - Phase 3: System change (2019)
Report
Isaac, B., Bolden, R., Gasper, R., & Beardmore, A. (2019). Golden key local evaluation - Phase 3: System change

This report presents findings from Phase 3 of UWE’s Local Evaluation of Golden Key (GK), focused on understanding how GK’s system change activity has developed. The evidence is based on interviews conducted in summer 2018, with a sample of people cl... Read More about Golden key local evaluation - Phase 3: System change.

Place-based leadership: Lessons from the Bristol leadership challenge (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bolden, R., Gulati, A., Burns, G., & Gott, M. (2018, July). Place-based leadership: Lessons from the Bristol leadership challenge. Paper presented at 10th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference

In recent years there have been calls for an increasing emphasis on the development of place-based leadership to tackle ‘wicked’ issues, improve resilience and meet the needs of local citizens (Budd and Sancino 2016; Grint and Holt 2011; Hambleton 20... Read More about Place-based leadership: Lessons from the Bristol leadership challenge.

Dis-United Kingdom? Leadership at a crossroads (2018)
Book Chapter
Bolden, R., & Witzel, M. (2018). Dis-United Kingdom? Leadership at a crossroads. In S. Western, & E. Garcia (Eds.), Global Leadership Perspectives: Insights and Analysis. London: Sage Publications

This chapter summarises the nature of leadership in the UK, main influences and future trends and challenges.

Leadership paradoxes: An exploratory study in the Singapore public service (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Bolden, R., Soon, S., & Fang Yan, W. (2017, October). Leadership paradoxes: An exploratory study in the Singapore public service. Paper presented at 19th ILA Global Conference

This paper presents empirical evidence on the nature, causes and coping strategies for ‘leadership paradoxes’ in Singapore public services. A framework is offered that illustrates the challenges of working across different role, space and time dimen... Read More about Leadership paradoxes: An exploratory study in the Singapore public service.

Building connections: Golden key local evaluation phase 2 report (2017)
Report
Isaac, B., Bolden, R., Pawson, C., Gulati, A., Gasper, R., Plumridge, A., …Stern, E. (2017). Building connections: Golden key local evaluation phase 2 report

This report summarises findings from Phase 2 of the UWE Local Evaluation of Golden Key (GK) in Bristol (March 2016 to Feb 2017). GK is one of 12 Big Lottery funded Fulfilling Lives partnerships across the UK, where local organisations are working to... Read More about Building connections: Golden key local evaluation phase 2 report.

Leadership and Creativity in Public Services: An Interview With Lord Michael Bichard, Chair of the National Audit Office (2017)
Journal Article
Bolden, R., & O'Regan, N. (2018). Leadership and Creativity in Public Services: An Interview With Lord Michael Bichard, Chair of the National Audit Office. Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(1), 45-51. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492616688088

© The Author(s) 2017. This interview with Lord Michael Bichard, one of the most distinguished public sector leaders in the United Kingdom, explores his ideas around the relationship between leadership, creativity, and innovation. A champion of place-... Read More about Leadership and Creativity in Public Services: An Interview With Lord Michael Bichard, Chair of the National Audit Office.

Digital Disruption and the Future of Leadership: An Interview With Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard (2016)
Journal Article
O’Regan, N., Bolden, R., & O'Regan, N. (2016). Digital Disruption and the Future of Leadership: An Interview With Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(4), 438-446. https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492616638173

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. Unprecedented changes in the nature and prevalence of digital technology have significant implications for leadership theory, practice, and development that, as yet, remain largely unexplored in mainstream academic liter... Read More about Digital Disruption and the Future of Leadership: An Interview With Rick Haythornthwaite, Chairman of Centrica and MasterCard.