University of Hertfordshire

Leadership Development: A Complexity Approach

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  • Kevin Flinn
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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-67836-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-93402-3, 978-1-138-93403-0
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2018


Drawing on the complexity sciences and personal narrative accounts of experience from practitioners based in the UK, Germany, Denmark and North America, this book examines conventional leadership development methodologies with a view to identifying what is useful and what is not. It proffers an alternative perspective on leadership and organisation for business schools, consultancies and corporate training functions to adopt in their development of leaders.

Leadership Development: A Complexity Approach is essential reading for advanced students and researchers of leadership development, leadership studies, human resource management and organisational development. It will also be of interest to management educators and practising managers whose experience of, or aspirations for, working life are not represented in mainstream academic texts and popular management literature.


Kevin Flinn is a Principal Lecturer in Complexity, Management and Organisation at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, an Associate with Advance HE and an Associate Member of the Institute of Group Analysis.

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