Insights

Here are some recent articles and videos for professionals that draw on the themes of my research.

For academic publications see the Research page

If you’re so successful, why are you still working 70 hours
a week?

In my recent Harvard Business Review article I discuss overwork, insecurity, and social control in professional organizations

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Review of Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Stephen Mayson has written a thoughtful review of my most recent book in Modern Legal Practice Journal, and raised some interesting questions about the future of professional service firms.

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Governing the ungovernable

I discuss the key themes of my latest book on leadership – power, politics, and prima donnas – in a ‘Perspectives’ feature for the December/January issue of Legal Business magazine.

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Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

My latest book was launched in the UK on 4 October 2017 at Cass Business School, London

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Myths of Management

Management writer Stefan Stern interviewed me for his recent 2017 book ‘Myths of Management: What People Get Wrong About Being The Boss’

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Insecure overachievers? You are perfect for the job

The Financial Times management columnist Andrew Hill discussed chapter six of my new book "Leading Professionals" in his column on 2 October 2017.

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Crossing the research–practice divide

How can academics make a difference and what are the rules of engagement?

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Steering law firm strategy

View recent article in Harvard Law School's "The Practice"

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The Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms

With the publication of this Oxford Handbook, Professional Service Firm scholarship came of age. Now it’s available in paperback.

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Financial Times - Professor of the Week

I defined the term ‘Leadership Constellation’ (described in chapter two of Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas) when I was profiled as the Financial Times ‘Professor of the Week’.

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How do professionals work together to create leadership?

A video based on my presentation at the 2017 ESADE Research Day on high-performance/high-impact organizations.

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Leadership dyads: The ideal leader is two people

In this article for Thomson Reuters I talk about the dual-leadership model, or leadership dyad, that is common in professional service firms.

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What is professionalism?

My video interview for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) explores what it means to be a professional.

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What makes people follow reluctant leaders?

Stefan Stern wrote this blog post for the Harvard Business Review drawing on ideas from chapter three of Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas.

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Who’s in charge? Leadership dynamics in professional service firms

This video and report introduce some of the major ideas that are developed further in Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

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