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Kae Reynolds

Dr

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

• Innovative (arts-based and reflexive) leadership development and leader learning • Dialogue, debate, and discourse • Content analysis of communication and cultural artefacts • Individual, relational, and socially embedded aspects of moral reasoning in leadership and followership • Crisis leadership, crisis leadership communication, care ethics in crisis leadership • (Womens’) motivation to lead, Women’s leadership, the agency myth • Motivation to serve (servant leadership), • Moral reasoning orientation in leadership and followership, • Dual system processing, ethics, and egoism • Narcissism, extroversion, toxic leadership, bullying, gossip, and egoism and their impact on organisational climate • Ethical aspects of organisational behaviour, change, power, empowerment vs. gaslighting and manipulation • Innovative (arts-based and reflexive) leadership development and leader learning: leadership ethics, followership ethics • Moral capitalism • Care ethics in HRM • Pharmacy leadership challenges • post-postivisit, pragmatic, interpretivist, critical realist, and critical perspectives • The reflexive construction of leader ethical identity through the medium of poetry, • Communicative and socially embedded construction of gendered leader identity (gendered discourse analysis of business leaders' radio interviews) • Arts-based inquiry of relational and socially embedded aspects of ethical and unethical leadership • Content analysis of women and men's constructions of leadership and moral reasoning in epideictic rhetoric. • Self-leadership in the leadership relationship in not-for-profit organisations • Women’s leadership in micro non-profit organisations • Organisational political aspects of women’s motivation to lead

20102020

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Personal profile

Overview

I joined UWS from my previous post as Senior Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Huddersfield which I held from 2014-2019. Prior to joining the Huddersfield Business School I had a five-month lecturship in Saudi Arabia, worked three years as an adjunct professor in the United States, and spent two years teaching in higher education in Germany. During my PhD studies I also facilitated online master's thesis and portfolio supervision as a graduate teaching assistant. I have also delivered online teaching as a volunteer professor for Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins 

I have been a Fellow of the HEA since 2015 and I am currently a CMBE, an Affiliate Member of the CIPD and CIM.
Before entering the academy I led large scale Internet-based projects in business consultancy, online marketing and communication for international corporations in Berlin in the automotive (VW), telecommunications (T-Systems), publishing (Holzbrinck), and public sector (German Libraries Institute).

My research expertise and interests encompass:

  • Crisis leadership communication
  • Communicative construction of moral reasoning
  • Care ethics in servant leadership
  • Servant leadership and women’s leadership
  • Ethical aspects of leadership, followership, organisational behaviour, communication, and leadership development
  • Content analysis of communication and cultural artefacts
  • Innovative (arts-based and reflexive) leadership development and leader learning
  • Dialogue, debate, and discourse
  • Individual, relational, and socially embedded perspectives of moral reasoning

I conduct research projects in niche and interdisciplinary areas applying post-postivisit, pragmatic, interpretivist, critical realist, and critical perspectives. I am interested primarily in innovative approaches to research using arts-based inquiry and content analysis, including rhetorical and discourse analysis, but also expanding into further approaches such as the analysis and interpretations of communication and cultural artefacts as they embody and perpetuate meaning.

Current research activities

My current projects explore:

  • The reflexive construction of leader ethical identity through the medium of poetry,
  • Communicative and socially embedded construction of gendered leader identity (gendered discourse analysis of business leaders' radio interviews)
  • Arts-based inquiry of relational and socially embedded aspects of ethical and unethical leadership
  • Measurement of gender differences in team roles,
  • Content analysis of women and men's constructions of leadership and moral reasoning in epideictic rhetoric.
  • Self-leadership in the leadership relationship in not-for-profit organisations
  • Women’s leadership in micro non-profit organisations
  • Organisational political aspects of women’s motivation to lead

Current PhD/DBA Supervision

I have supervised, advised, and examined PGR theses on gender and leadership, servant leadership, work ethics, OCB, and performance appraisals in various occupational (higher education, HRM, retail, finance, hospitality) and cultural settings (Jamaica, Jordan, Kurdistan, Libya, Pakistan, and UK). 

I supervise postgraduate research students conducting studies within populations in the UK, Scotland, Ghana, and Nigeria. Their projects focus on:

  • Developing and validating new measures of leadership constructs of moral reasoning orientation in servant leadership
  • Cultural dimensions of gender egalitarianism and power distance and extra-role behaviour
  • Work-life balance policies, practices, and impacts in industry specific culture
  • Gender discrimination and inequality regimes in Scottish call-centres

Desired research direction

PhD Applicants

I am looking to supervise academically excellent PhD candidates from all areas of the world, but particularly from German-speaking or Scandinavian backgrounds, East Asia, eastern, western or southern African nations, and New Zealand for the following or related topics:

  • Innovative (arts-based and reflexive) leadership development and leader learning
  • Dialogue, debate, and discourse
  • Content analysis of communication and cultural artefacts
  • Individual, relational, and socially embedded aspects of moral reasoning in leadership and followership
  • Crisis leadership, crisis leadership communication, care ethics in crisis leadership
  • (Womens’) motivation to lead, Women’s leadership, the agency myth
  • Motivation to serve (servant leadership),
  • Moral reasoning orientation in leadership and followership,
  • Dual system processing, ethics, and egoism
  • Narcissism, extroversion, toxic leadership, bullying, gossip, and egoism and their impact on organisational climate
  • Ethical aspects of organisational behaviour, change, power, empowerment vs. gaslighting and manipulation
  • Innovative (arts-based and reflexive) leadership development and leader learning: leadership ethics, followership ethics
  • Moral capitalism
  • Care ethics in HRM
  • Pharmacy leadership challenges
  • post-postivisit, pragmatic, interpretivist, critical realist, and critical perspectives
  • The reflexive construction of leader ethical identity through the medium of poetry,
  • Communicative and socially embedded construction of gendered leader identity (gendered discourse analysis of business leaders' radio interviews)
  • Arts-based inquiry of relational and socially embedded aspects of ethical and unethical leadership
  • Content analysis of women and men's constructions of leadership and moral reasoning in epideictic rhetoric.
  • Self-leadership in the leadership relationship in not-for-profit organisations
  • Women’s leadership in micro non-profit organisations
  • Organisational political aspects of women’s motivation to lead

 

 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have experience in course/programme leadership for PGT and UG, as well as the development of PGT/PGR curriculum and course design. Having served as the programme director of the PG courses MSc Business, MSc Business with HRM as well as UG courses BA Business Administration and Management and BA Human Resource Management for top-up students I managed all aspects of course administration.  

The ongoing success and strategic importance of modules I have taught in ethical leadership have seen these developed further and expanded into the new PGT portfolio at the University of Huddersfield. I was actively involved and contributed to the PGT curriculum review and development of the new PGT portfolio at Huddersfield Business School having developed the new cross-course core PGT module: Leadership, Power and Ethics for a range of new programmes. I also contributed to the development of a new suite of courses for Strategic Communication and Leadership. I developed a concept for PGR community development for the Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning and Director of Postgraduate Studies. During my time at Huddersfield I also participated in course validation processes for UG and PG courses specifically the MBA. I was also involved in the AACSB accreditation process for Huddersfield such as completing module mapping for AACSB accreditation and received AACSB traning.

Current teaching activities and interests

PG Module Leader 2014-2019

 

  • Leadership: Power and Ethics
  • Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

PG Tutor 2014-2019

  • Postgraduate Dissertation Proposal/Research Methods

UG Module Leader/Coordinator 2014-2019

 

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leading & Managing Change
  • Intercultural Awareness (2019)
  • Organizational Behavior (2019)

UG Tutor 2014-2019

  • Leadership: Process & Organisations
  • Real World Business Issues
  • Understanding Organizational Design (2019)

External positions

External Examiner BA Professional Development In Leadership and Management, University of Dundee

2020 → …

External DBA Examiner: Ethical Leadership, University of Liverpool

20172018

External Examiner for MSc Leadership, MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care, Certificate in Professional Studies Management & Leadership, Manchester Metropolitan University

20162019

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Leadership Studies
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Followership
  • Follower Ethics
  • Leadership Ethics
  • Organisational Ethics
  • Leadership Development
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Crisis Management
  • Communication
  • Rhetoric
  • Speeches
  • Social Media
  • BJ Ethics
  • Care Ethics
  • Ethic of Care
  • Feminist Ethics
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Moral Capitalism

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