Today’s interview is with Dennis Tourish who is Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies at University of Sussex Business School. Dennis joins me today to talk about the problems plaguing modern academic management and leadership research, challenges facing the modern organisation and leaders, progressive business and the problems with current leadership thinking.
This interview follows on from my recent interview – Customer experience is more than f***ing metrics – Interview with Sydney Brouwer – and is number 338 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
Here’s the highlights of my chat with Dennis:
Dennis Tourish is Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies at University of Sussex Business School. He is the editor of the journal Leadership. His main research interests are in research misconduct, the overall state of management research, critical leadership studies, organizations that are cults, and leadership development. He has co-written or co-edited eight books, including ‘Management Studies in Crisis: Fraud, Deception and Meaningless Research‘, published in 2019, and The Dark Side of Transformational Leadership. In addition, Dennis has extensive experience of consultancy and executive education with a range of public and private sector organisations. He has been interviewed frequently on radio and television about his research, including on SKY News, BBC News, ITV News, and BBC World News. He regularly speaks at professional conferences.
You can find out more about Dennis here.