Dr Marian Iszatt-White

Senior Teaching Fellow

Profile

After a successful career in financial risk management, latterly as Group Treasurer of Top 100 plc Enterprise Oil, Marian gained a CIPD certificate in training practice and built a business as a freelance training consultant.  On moving to Cumbria, she worked as a training consultant for an educational trust, where she specialized in the development of leadership skills, particularly in the public sector. At the same time, she completed an MSc in Organizational Behaviour at Birkbeck, including a dissertation on ‘what makes employees feel valued at work’.

She undertook her PhD research at Lancaster University, within the Centre for Excellence in Leadership, conducting an ethnomethodologically-informed ethnography of leadership in the learning and skills sector. Within this thesis, special areas of interest included leadership as ‘emotional labour’ and the idea of strategy as a ‘perennially unfinished project’. On completion of her PhD, she took up a research post within the Lancaster University Management School, where she investigated rule violation in relation to health and safety issues in the road maintenance and construction sector. She is now a Teaching Fellow in The Lancaster Leadership Centre, specializing in leadership, personal development and change.

The relational aspect to high reliability organization
Busby, J., Iszatt-White, M. 06/2014 In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. 22, 2, p. 69-80. 12 p.
Journal article

Leadership
Iszatt-White, M., Saunders, C. 16/01/2014 Oxford : Oxford University Press. 328 p. ISBN: 0199641730, 9780199641734.
Book

Towards co-constructed coaching: exploring the integration of coaching and co-constructed autoethnography in leadership development
Kempster, S., Iszatt-White, M. 09/2013 In: Management Learning. 44, 4, p. 319-336. 18 p.
Journal article

Co-constructed coaching: empirical testing of an alternative route to leadership learning
Iszatt-White, M., Kempster, S. 2013
Conference paper

Strategic leadership discourses: exploring resilience over time and context
Iszatt-White, M. 2013
Conference paper

Co-constructed coaching as a leadership development intervention: where's the value?
Iszatt-White, M., Kempster, S. 2013
Conference paper

Critical and alternative approaches to leadership learning and development
Edwards, G., Elliott, C., Iszatt-White, M., Schedlitzki, D. 2013 In: Management Learning. 44, 1, p. 3-10. 7 p.
Journal article

Discourses of emotional labour and authenticity in leadership work
Iszatt-White, M. 2012
Conference paper

Leadership as Emotional Labour: Management and the 'Managed Heart'
Iszatt-White, M. 2012 London : Routledge. 241 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-67435-5.
Book

Methodological Crises and Contextual Solutions: an ethnomethodologically-informed approach to understanding leadership
Iszatt-White, M. 05/2011 In: Leadership. 7, 2, p. 121-137. 17 p.
Journal article

Coaching or Co-constructing?: exploring the opportunities of integrating coaching and co-constructed autoethnography in leadership learning.
Iszatt-White, M., Kempster, S. 2011
Conference paper

Perceived impact of 'business transfer' elements in executive education
Iszatt-White, M. 2011
Conference paper

Games Leaders Play: using Transactional Analysis to understand emotional dissonance
Iszatt-White, M., Lodge, S. 2011
Conference paper

Strategic Leadership: The effortful accomplishment of valuing practices
Iszatt-White, M. 11/2010 In: Leadership. 6, 4, p. 409-424. 16 p.
Journal article

Leadership in Post-Compulsory Education
Iszatt-White, M., Rouncefield, M., Conner, G., Randall, D. 2010 Continuum Books.
Book

Leadership as Emotional Labour: the effortful accomplishment of valuing practices
Iszatt-White, M. 11/2009 In: Leadership. 5, 4, p. 447-467.
Journal article

Methodological Crises and Contextual Solutions: An ethnomethodologically-informed approach to understanding leadership
Iszatt-White, M. 2009
Conference paper

Tough at the Top: A study of leadership in the learning and skills sector
Iszatt-White, M. 2009 VDM Verlag.
Book

Catching them at it?: an ethnography of rule violation
Iszatt-White, M. 12/2007 In: Ethnography. 8, 4, p. 445-465. 21 p.
Journal article

Valuing employees: Management rhetoric, employee experiences and the implications for leadership
Iszatt-White, M. 2008 In: 26th International Labour Process Conference (Dublin) -2008. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Catching them at it? An ethnography of rule violation
Iszatt-White, M. 2007 In: Ethnography. 8, 4, p. 445-465. 21 p.
Journal article

The acceptability of deontic health and safety rules: Evidence for the conditional expected utility hypothesis
Ball, L.J., Alford, D., Iszatt-White, M., Kinder, K.E., Busby, J.S. 2006 In: 23rd Annual British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Conference (Lancaster) - 2006. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Ethnography and leadership
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Rouncefield, M.F. 2006 In: Ethnography Conference (University of Liverpool) - 2006. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Meetings as the practical accomplishment of educational leadership
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Rouncefield, M.F. 2006 In: International Studies in Educational Administration. 34, 2, p. 46-61. 16 p.
Journal article

Pushing the boundaries of HRO thinking: non-complex and uncoupled but still deadly
Busby, J.S., Iszatt-White, M. 2006 In: SRA Annual Meeting - Risk Analysis in a Dynamic World: Making a Difference (Baltimore, Maryland) - 2006. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Catching them at it? An ethnography of rule violation
Iszatt-White, M. 2006 In: Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences (Liverpool) - 2006. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Leadership refrains: patterns of leadership
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Martin, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2006 In: Leadership. 2, 2, p. 181-201. 21 p.
Journal article

Solutions in search of a problem: educational crises and effective leadership in post-compulsory education
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Rouncefield, M.F. 2005 In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Storytelling and design: the problem of leadership
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Rooksby, J., Rouncefield, M.F. 2005 In: Rethinking Leadership: New Directions in the Learning and Skills Sector? (Lancaster Leadership Centre, Lancaster University Management School) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Accounting for leadership
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2005 In: 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference (University of Cambridge) - 2005. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Technologies of leadership and new accountabilities in the learning and skills sector
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Rouncefield, M.F. 2005 In: IADAT Journal of Advanced Technology on Education.
Journal article

Tough at the Top, Even Tougher at the Bottom: the role of leadership in making staff feel valued
Iszatt-White, M. 2005
Conference paper

Success and failure in educational leadership work
Iszatt-White, M. 2005
Conference paper

Stories of educational leadership
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: 2004 Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) Regional Conference on Educational Leadership in Pluralistic Societies (Hongkong and Shanghai, China) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Educational leadership as mundane work
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: 2004 Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) Regional Conference on Educational Leadership in Pluralistic Societies (Hongkong and Shanghai, China) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Educational 'Leadership': 'War Stories' and 'Teachable Moments'
Kelly, S., Iszatt-White, M., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Manchester) - 2004. N/A : unknown
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Educational leadership and technologies of accountability
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: 2004 Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) Regional Conference on Educational Leadership in Pluralistic Societies (Hongkong and Shanghai, China) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Meetings and the accomplishment of educational leadership
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: 2004 Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) Regional Conference on Educational Leadership in Pluralistic Societies (Hongkong and Shanghai, China) - 2004. N/A : unknown
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Technologies of leadership
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Manchester) - 2004. N/A : unknown
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Following the leader: Ethnography, ethnomethodology and educational research
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Manchester) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

"Shome mistake surely?": Middle muddlement in an FE college
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Randall, D., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference (Manchester) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Technologies of leadership in the learning and skills sector
Iszatt-White, M., Kelly, S., Rouncefield, M.F. 2004 In: IADAT e-2004 Conference on Education (Bilbao, Spain) - 2004. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Feeling valued at work?
Iszatt-White, M. 2003 In: Organisation Development: Topical Papers. 7, p. 1-20. 20 p.
Journal article

Feeling valued at work? A qualitative study of corporate training consultants
Iszatt-White, M., Mackenzie-Davey, K. 2003 In: Career Development International. 8, 5, p. 228-234. 7 p.
Journal article