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Alessia Ranieri

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  • Authentic Leadership Development: A Theoretical Framework and Intervention Design Based on Personal Construct Psychology

Alessia Ranieri is a Henley Business School PhD student in the department of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour.

Her doctoral research contributes to the discussion on 'authenticity' in leadership and the possibility of developing an 'authentic leadership style' for managers. On a methodological level, her contribution consists in a new tool for authentic leadership development, based on a re-adaptation of a constructivist technique (Fixed Role Therapy – G. A. Kelly, 1955), which she tested in her research. Alessia's research interests include leadership, leadership development, management, coaching, coaching techniques, application of psychology to management, constructivism and epistemology.

Alessia currently teaches on two undergraduate programmes at Henley Business School: Student Enterprise and Management Skills. She has presented her paper on 'Coaching and Leadership Development: Personal Construct Psychology Perspective' at the SGCP Coaching Psychology Conference 2017, Birmingham, as well as alongside Dr Dorota Bourne to deliver a paper on 'Sociality Coaching as a Key Factor in Leadership Development' at the 14th Biennial Conference of the European Personal Construct Association 2018, Edinburgh.

Her qualifications include a PgDip in Constructivist Psychotherapy from the Institute of Constructivist Psychotherapy Padova (Italy) in 2019, an MSc in Clinical Dynamic Psychology from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2012 and a BSc in Psychology of Personality and Interpersonal Relationship from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2009. Alessia is also a Counselling Psychologist, registered with HCPC.