#22 Rebalancing Society with Henry Mintzberg

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Rebalancing Society with Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg is a writer and educator, mostly about managing originations, developing managers, and rebalancing societies (his current focus). After receiving his doctorate from the MIT Sloan School of Management, he has made his professional home in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, where he sits in the Cleghorn Chair of Management Studies, with extensive stints in France and England.

He has authored 20 books which have earned him 21 honorary degrees, and publishes a regular blog, a collection of which was published as Bedtime Stories for Managers. He has co-founded the International Masters Program for Managers (impm.org) and the International Masters for Health Leadership as well as a venture CoachingOurselves.com, all novel initiatives for managers to learn together from their own experience, the last in their own workplace. (See further details on mintzberg.org.)

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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#21 David K Hurst: Lead Like a Gardener – An Ecological Approach to Wicked Problems

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David K Hurst: Lead Like a Gardener – An Ecological Approach to Wicked Problems

David Hurst is a speaker, writer and management educator. He spent 25 years working in corporations at progressively more senior levels in several countries in a series of organizational “train wrecks”, as the Western World began its radical transition from the industrial era to the age of knowledge and information. He uses complexity science and compelling ecological analogies to convey highly innovative perspectives on leadership, resilience and the dynamics of organizations that promote creativity and learning.

For 10 years David was Executive Vice-President of a large North American industrial distributor. He holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago and a BA (Psychology). He teaches on the EMBA Digital Transformation Program at the DeGroote School of Business as well as three Masters-level programs at McGill University. He was on the Adjunct Faculty for the University of Regina’s Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, as well as the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is also a Contributing Editor to Strategy+Business, where he writes articles and reviews books on management.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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#20 Professor Keith Grint and the Wicked Problem of Leadership in Covid 19

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Professor Keith Grint and the Wicked Problem of Leadership in Covid 19

In this edition I am speaking to Keith Grint, Professor Emeritus at Warwick University.

We’re discussing Wicked Problems in general, the specific Wicked Problems of Covid-19, Brexit, and Leadership.

When Wicked Problems were first introduced by Rittel & Webber in 1973, various people have built upon the idea that it was Professor Grint, drawing on the work of Thompson’s Messy Solutions, who introduced the concepts of Tame and Critical problems, thus contextualising the problem-scape.

Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University where he was Professor of Public Leadership until 2018. He spent 10 years working in various positions across a number of industry sectors before switching to an academic career.

Since becoming an academic he has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre. He spent
twelve years at Oxford University and was Director of Research at the Saïd Business School.

Scroll down for links to Keith’s books and a special Sage Journal Publication on Covid-19.

I hope you enjoy the show and if you have any comments or suggestions please write to me at: tc@wickedproblems.fm.

Enjoy,

Toby

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Keith’s Links

Read Keith’s article in the special Covid-19 edition of the Sage Journal:

Keith’s books:

  • Leadership (ed.) (1997)
  • Fuzzy Management (1997); The Machine at Work: Technology, Work and Society, (with Steve Woolgar) (1997)
  • The Arts of Leadership (2000)
  • Organizational Leadership (with John Bratton and Debra Nelson); Leadership: Limits and Possibilities  (2005)
  • Leadership, Management & Command: Rethinking D-Day (2008)
  • Sage Handbook of Leadership (edited with Alan Bryman, David Collinson, Brad Jackson and Mary Uhl-Bien) (2010)
  • Leadership: A Very Short Introduction (2010).
  • Keith’s latest book, Mutiny & Leadership is due out in late 2020.

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#4 – Wicked Problems – A view from Saïd Business School with Sue Dopson


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Wicked Problems – A view from Saïd Business School with Sue Dopson

Sue Dopson is the Rhodes Trust Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Fellow of Green Templeton College and Deputy Dean of Saïd Business School at The University of Oxford.

Her research centres on leadership and transformational change in the public and healthcare sectors. Her work has informed and influenced government bodies such as the department of health and the national institute for health and clinical excellence; N.I.C.E, in their thinking on the areas such as the dissemination of clinical evidence into practice, medical leadership, and the role of the support worker in the NHS.

Sue currently represents the University of Oxford as Non-executive director of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Before pursuing an academic career, Sue was a personnel manager in the NHS. Professor Dopson is involved in a number of innovative executive development programmes, including the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, the Oxford Transition to Leadership Programme, and Consulting and Coaching for Change, as well as programmes delivered to clients in the Middle East.

Not only has Sue worked closely with the UK department of Health and N.I.C.E, she has also worked with organisations such as Roche pharmaceuticals, and is involved with the development of courses for the NHS and Royal Mail.

Sue is co-author of a book on Wicked Problems called ‘Making Wicked Problems Governable‘ and ‘The Politics of Management Knowledge in times of Austerity‘ – both of which are currently available.

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