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Dr Chris Dalton

Associate Professor of Management Learning

Fellow, UK HEA

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  • Personal Development, 
  • Management Learning, 
  • Facilitation, 
  • Team Building, 
  • Reflection and Learning


Engine House building room 518, Greenlands campus

Dr Chris Dalton is Associate Professor of Management Learning and module convener for Personal Development (PD) at Henley Business School.

Chris joined Henley Business School in 2005 and was Programme Director for the Distance/Flexible Learning MBA until 2010, when he took over the PD role. His research is focused on the use of reflection in personal development in post-experience management education. His first book, The Every Day MBA, was published at the beginning of 2015 and his second, Brilliant Strategy for Business, in 2016. In 2019, he published MBA Day By Day.

Chris has over 28 years of experience in management education and training, previously working at the Central European University Business School (and its predecessor, the International Management Centre) in Budapest, Hungary, where he was Director of their full-time and modular MBA program.

He teaches on the Henley MBA and DBA runs corporate workshops and seminars related to management development in South Africa, central Europe and the Middle East. He is a visiting professor at Soka University, Tokyo, Japan.

Chris holds a PhD in Management Learning and Leadership from Lancaster University (2013) and an MBA from Henley Business School, gained in 2000. He is a certified coach and online tutor and has trained as a systemic constellations facilitator, regularly working with the public and private sector in facilitating team and organisational development, as well as reflective retreats. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Reference: Dalton, C. (2021) The integrated leader: a foundation for lifelong management learning. World Scientific. ISBN 9789811229213 doi: (In Press)
Reference: Dalton, C. (2019) MBA day by day: how to turn world-class business thinking into everyday business brilliance, 2nd edition. Pearson Business, Harlow, UK. ISBN 9781292286815
Reference: Dalton, C. (2018) ‘Reflection is embedded in my brain forever now!’: personal development as a core module on an Executive MBA. Reflective Practice, 19 (3). pp. 399-411. ISSN 1470-1103 doi:
Reference: Dalton, C. (2016) Brilliant strategy for business: how to plan, implement and evaluate strategy at any level of management. Pearson, UK, pp296. ISBN 9781292107844
Reference: Dalton, C. (2015) The every day MBA : how to turn world-class business thinking into everyday business brillance. Pearson, Harlow. ISBN 9781292016740
Reference: Dalton, C. (2014) Beyond description to pattern: The contribution of Batesonian epistemology to critical realist research. Journal of Critical Realism, 13 (2). pp. 163-182. ISSN 1476-7430 doi:
Reference: Dalton, C. (2011) Self-coaching and learning. In: Kruckeberg, K., Amann, W. and Green, M. (eds.) Leadership and Personal Development: A toolbox for the 21st Century Manager. Information Age Publishing . ISBN 9781617355547

Leadership and personal development

The Leadership and Personal Development module is an integrated and holistic part of this programme. It supports and challenges managers in all aspects of their growth and is a catalyst...

Module code: MNM1LPD1