Jonathan Gosling University of Exeter, UK
Jonathan Gosling is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at the University of Exeter, UK, where he directed the Centre for Leadership Studies for 12 years. He is now an independent academic consulting through his company Pelumbra.com, a member of the Bristol Leadership and Change Centre, and Lead Faculty with the Forward Institute promoting responsible leadership in government, NGOs and business. He has designed and delivered many in-company executive development programs for corporations and International agencies. He is currently researching and assisting the leadership of malaria elimination programs, of social-value oriented business-models, sustainable supply chains in China, and of professional organizations (consultancies, universities, health research, etc.). He has written a series of papers on the relevance of philosophy to leading and managing, and books on well-known national heroes. His work is published in journals such as Leadership, Organization, Business Ethics and Harvard Business Review,. His books with Sage include Key Concepts in Leadership(2012), Napoleonic Leadership: a study in power (2015) and chapters in several Sage Handbooks such as that for Responsible Leadership and Management Education (2020). He co-founded the One Planet MBA with WWF-International and the One Planet Education Networks (OPEN) for academic and other experts. He has authored or edited 9 books, over 40 peer-reviewed articles, and a number of influential reports; chaired international conferences, institutional and programme reviews, Professorial and tenure appointments, research grant panels, and so forth. He is on the editorial boards of 6 journals, has supervised over 12 PhDs and examined many more, held visiting positions at universities in Canada, China, Denmark, France, India, Slovenia and New Zealand. He represented UK Universities at the Rio+20 UN Sustainability summit. He was an early instigator of the Critical Management Studies movement, co-founder of the IMPM.org and now plays a significant role in the ‘greening’ of management education worldwide. He worked many years as a mediator and on other interventions inspired by psychodynamic perspectives on power and organizing. He is co-founder of Coachingourselves.com and is a keen sailor.