Leadership issues at international, national and organisational level are at the heart of every news bulletin. This event will first reflect on these matters to remind us how prevalent these issues are and how much they affect us all. But we will neither lament nor celebrate: we will think about what great leadership looks like in the current circumstances and how much we can learn to improve our own leadership. Psychologist, author and Professor in Leadership David Pendleton, will be interviewed by Claire Hewitt, Henley’s Head of Learning Design and will consider how leaders in organisations can raise their game and will outline a Henley open leadership development programme entitled ‘High Performance Leadership’.
The programme aims to provide an evidence-based, coherent and memorable framework to understand what leaders have to do and suggest that no individual leader is likely to be world class in all aspects. It will consider how our personality suits us to some aspects of leadership more than others and the implications for individual development and team based leadership. This unique and practical programme also provides 1:1, leadership-oriented personality feedback and individual coaching between online modules. It helps participants transfer their learning back to their own teams and organisations and enables significant development of leadership in a relatively brief and concise programme.
Professor David Pendleton
Professor David Pendleton is a Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School, where he works extensively in executive education.
David completed a doctorate in psychology at Oxford University and devoted the first half of his career to research and teaching in doctor-patient communication.
David is also a business psychologist, educator, consultant and author. He has published extensively on medical communication in healthcare and on organisational leadership. His most recent book, authored with Professor Adrian Furnham of UCL, is titled ‘Leadership: All You Need to Know’ and is in its second edition (2016). He is currently writing a new book for leaders which is a novel approach to work-life balance and suggests a means for evaluating the impact of work to maximise its benefits.
David is a member of the Trustee Board of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is an Associate Fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University and Green Templeton College Oxford.
As a consultant he has worked on four continents and in all sectors: commercial, public and charity. He was co-founder and executive chairman of the Edgecumbe Consulting Group from 1995-2015. During his career, he also lived and worked in Hong Kong (1993-1995) and was seconded to Innogy PLC to be Director People and Organisation Development (2001-2003).