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How Leaders Learn to Boost Creativity in Teams: Innovation Catalysts (2019)
Book
Sheffield, R. (2019). How Leaders Learn to Boost Creativity in Teams: Innovation Catalysts. World Scientific

The book focuses on how leaders are learning to develop the creative capabilities of their team members and themselves. Through this learning, teams are developing original approaches to their work, benefitting their customers, patients, employees an... Read More about How Leaders Learn to Boost Creativity in Teams: Innovation Catalysts.

Working with attention and distraction in leadership development (2019)
Journal Article
French, R., Sheffield, R., & Simpson, P. (2019). Working with attention and distraction in leadership development. Organisational and Social Dynamics, 19(2), 230-248

Bion’s theory of groups is used to explore the dynamics of learning on a leadership development programme. The dynamic of a group is influenced by the capacity of its members to negotiate, consciously and unconsciously, the tension between the oppose... Read More about Working with attention and distraction in leadership development.

Escaping silence: A communities of practice view on learning from innovation in the health sector (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Kars-Unluoglu, S., Jarvis, C., & Sheffield, R. (2019, April). Escaping silence: A communities of practice view on learning from innovation in the health sector. Paper presented at OLKC 2019

This article contributes to our understanding of the power of communities of practice (CoPs) to move innovation forward in organisations illustrating how managers, armed with the benefits of collaborating and sharing ideas on practices of innovation... Read More about Escaping silence: A communities of practice view on learning from innovation in the health sector.

Healthy returns: Leadership learning and innovation climate in the UK health sector (2017)
Journal Article
Jarvis, C., Kars-Unluoglu, S., & Sheffield, R. (2017). Healthy returns: Leadership learning and innovation climate in the UK health sector

Sir Ian Carruthers’ (2011) report for the Department of Health entitled ‘Innovation, Health and Wealth’ highlighted a pressing need for the NHS to improve its capacity for innovation to deal with growing demand and shrinking/static budgets, a challen... Read More about Healthy returns: Leadership learning and innovation climate in the UK health sector.

Riding the wave: Leadership learning and innovation outcomes (2017)
Book Chapter
Hadfield, J., Jarvis, C., & Sheffield, R. (2017). Riding the wave: Leadership learning and innovation outcomes. In D. Remenyi (Ed.), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards 2017: An Anthology of Case Histories, 45-58. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited

This book chapter is a case study of the Leadership for Improving Frontline Talent leadership development programme, its learning approach and impact on innovation outcomes.

Kafka and the experience of innovation in bureaucratic organisations (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Kars-Unluoglu, S., Jarvis, C., & Sheffield, R. (2017, July). Kafka and the experience of innovation in bureaucratic organisations. Presented at 35th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism

Different theories and models of innovation compete for legitimacy and popularity. Despite variations, all offer a pro-innovation bias, implying that some kind of innovation system that enables them to try fast, fail often and small, learn quickly an... Read More about Kafka and the experience of innovation in bureaucratic organisations.

Understanding the complex organisational processes that help and hinder creativity and innovation (2012)
Thesis
Sheffield, R. Understanding the complex organisational processes that help and hinder creativity and innovation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/949569

Abstract: Understanding the complex organizational processes that help and hinder creativity and innovation. Robert James Sheffield, February 2012. This study looks at the topics of creativity and innovation and how they are experienced as ordinar... Read More about Understanding the complex organisational processes that help and hinder creativity and innovation.

Creative development in Bion’s work group: The desire for knowledge and the pursuit of truth (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Simpson, P., French, R., & Sheffield, R. (2009, July). Creative development in Bion’s work group: The desire for knowledge and the pursuit of truth. Paper presented at 25th EGOS Colloquium

In this paper we seek to contribute to the extensive literature utilising Bion’s theory of group functioning by employing a more developed treatment of the work-group than is commonly employed. Whilst we continue to recognise the value of an understa... Read More about Creative development in Bion’s work group: The desire for knowledge and the pursuit of truth.


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