Beware Casual Leaders: Leadership Matters [Book Review]

Pearce, Alison (2019) Beware Casual Leaders: Leadership Matters [Book Review]. International Journal of Human Resource Development Practice, Policy and Research, 4 (2). pp. 133-135. ISSN 2397-4583

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Beware casual leaders — they leave casualties wherever they go! So claims Andy Portsmouth, who has worked for some of the UK’s and Europe’s largest multi-national companies over the past 35 years. Starting as a graduate, he progressed to director before becoming a board-level consultant. The tone of his book is set by the blurb: “Cut through the corporate b*llsh*t. Many organizations are sabotaged from the inside. Their biggest threat is not from competitors but from themselves.” The writing style is down-to-earth with many exclamation marks!

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Additional Information: Dr. Alison Pearce is Associate Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University, UK, Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. One of the original cohort of British Erasmus students sent abroad in 1987 she spent 15 years living and working internationally in marketing, design and product development culminating in Head of Innovation and Business Development and running her own marketing and design consultancy. She is now the convenor of a faculty Research Interest Group and her work has been published in academic journals, industry magazines, books, blogs, and news media. An original member of the GETM3 team, Alison led the funding bid and now leads the project’s overall implementation, undertaking secondments in Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, and Korea.
Subjects: N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 09:55
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:33

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