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The pursuit of personal growth has been widely considered a desirable process in leadership development. However, the capacity to improve ethical engagement remains enigmatic. Launching from Bendell and Little’s (2015) conceptualization of critical leadership studies and Edwards, Elliot, Iszatt-White, and Schledlitzki’s (2015) call for creative techniques, this paper assumes that rational, behavioural, knowledge and skills-based approaches to enhancing leadership capacity may fail to access deeper emotional experiences that can better facilitate profound inner transformation (van Buskirk, London, & Plump, 2015). We propose that poetry and dialogue can be employed as tools for productive and reproductive reflection, as well as for research in developing ethical leadership capacity. Building on an interdisciplinary approach of poetic inquiry (McCulliss, 2013) and reflexivity (Cunliffe, 2009; Hibbert & Cunliffe, 2013) we present a phenomenological exploration of leadership reflexive learning through the production and narration of poetry. This study aims to contribute novel insight about ethical leadership learning that extends beyond traditional, rational approaches and taps into the emotional, spiritual, aesthetic and social process of personal transformation. Keywords: poetry, leader development, ethical development, poetic
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sep 2018|
|Event||The Poetics of Leadership: Creativity, Art and Story in Enabling Meaningful Change - University of Cumbria, Ambleside, United Kingdom|
Duration: 7 Sep 2018 → 8 Sep 2018
|Conference||The Poetics of Leadership|
|Period||7/09/18 → 8/09/18|
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- 2 Invited talk
Kae Reynolds (Invited speaker) & Stephen Gibbs (Speaker)3 Jul 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
- 1 Other
Reynolds, K., 15 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile