How leaders learn to use power and authority: Insights for coaching theory and practice
Seminar by Management, Leadership & Organizations Department at Middlesex University
On 27 April 2022, the Management, Leadership and Organisations Department at Middlesex University Business School hosted a fascinating and stimulating seminar led by Strategic Mentor and Coach Dr Stephen Barden.
Based on the findings of his DProf thesis (which he completed at Middlesex University), Stephen explored in his talk how leaders exercise power while in authority. His main argument is that the way individuals exercise their power and authority is assumed, in childhood, by the way they learned to manage their relationship with their world. Stephen introduced his audience to the model of “The Navigational Stance”, which he developed from his DProf research. He explained through case studies and story-telling how this has shaped his coaching practice and work with senior leaders around the world.
The event was attended by about 50 staff and doctoral students from across the University, which also included students from the University’s Senior Leaders and Coaching Professionals Degree Apprenticeship programmes. The seminar received a lot of positive feedback from the participants.
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Dr Andrea Werner is Associate Professor at Middlesex University Business School specialising in Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Her research focuses primarily on ethics in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), on which she has published widely in leading business ethics journals. A specific research interest of hers is the Living Wage and its implementation in SMEs and other contexts. In 2016, she won a grant from the Barrow Cadbury Trust to lead pioneering research on the strategies and practices of Living Wage accredited SMEs in the UK, and her research has been used as an invaluable campaign tool by a range of NGOs both in the UK and abroad. Dr Werner also has an interest in sustainable fashion, which she has explored in an AHRC funded project investigating sustainable practices in small fashion design enterprises.