Dr Steve Kempster

Director of Leadership Development, Head of Department

Research Overview

Leadership learning; leadership practice; leader follower relationships; leader becoming; evaluating leadership development  

How you can explore the case for responsible management with colleagues and senior managers
Kempster, S., Watton, E. 9/04/2014
Conference paper

Love and leadership: constructing follower narrative identities of charismatic leadership
Parry, K., Kempster, S. 02/2014 In: Management Learning. 45, 1, p. 21-38. 18 p.
Journal article

Pilots for change: exploring organisational change through distributed leadership
Kempster, S., Higgs , M., Wuerz, T. 2014 In: Leadership and Organization Development Journal. 35, 2, p. 152-167. 6 p.
Journal article

Exploring observational learning in leadership development for managers
Kempster, S., Parry , K. 2014 In: Journal of Management Development. 33, 3, p. 164-181. 18 p.
Journal article

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

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

Exploring Distributed Leadership in the Small Business Context
Kempster, S., Cope , J., Parry , K. 09/2011 In: International Journal of Management Reviews. 13, 3, p. 270–285. 15 p.
Journal article

Leadership as purpose: Exploring the role of purpose in leadership practice
Kempster, S., Jackson , B., Conroy , M. 08/2011 In: Leadership. 7, 3, p. 317-334. 18 p.
Journal article

Grounded theory and leadership research: A critical realist perspective
Kempster, S., Parry, K. 1/02/2011 In: The Leadership Quarterly. 22, 1, p. 106-120. 15 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

Becoming a leader: A co-produced autoethnographic exploration of situated learning of leadership practice
Kempster, S., Stewart, J. 04/2010 In: Management Learning. 41, 2, p. 205-219. 15 p.
Journal article

Entrepreneurs' and managers' leadership roles compared: Context is what matters: what a person does trumps who they are
Kempster, S., Cope, J. 2010 In: Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal. 24, 4, p. 30-32. 3 p.
Journal article

Learning to lead in the entrepreneurial context
Kempster, S. 2010 In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 16, 1, p. 5-34. 30 p.
Journal article

How Managers Have Learnt to Lead: Exploring the Development of Leadership Practice
Kempster, S. 03/2009 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 272 p. ISBN: 9780230220959.
Book

Observing the invisible: examining the role of observational learning in the development of leadership practice
Kempster, S. 2009 In: Journal of Management Development. 28, 5, p. 439-456.
Journal article

Science or scientism? Re-examining research traditions through a critical realist perspective of grounded theory
Kempster, S., Parry, K. 2008 In: European Academy of Management Conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Learning the dance of the strategist: the importance of an experienced partner
Kempster, S., Bailey, A.J. 2007 In: EGOS (Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna) - 2007. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

'Echoes from the past': an exploration of the impact of 'notable people' on leadership training
Kempster, S. 2007 In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings- Best Papers: 67 (Philadelphia, PA) - 2007. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Becoming a strategic leader: Lessons from further education
Kempster, S., Bailey, A.J. 2006 Lancaster University : Centre for Excellence in Leadership
Working paper

Leadership learning through lived experience: a process of apprenticeship
Kempster, S. 2006 In: Journal of Management and Organization. 12, 1, p. 4-22. 19 p.
Journal article

What Leaders Read 1: Key Texts From the Business World
Abra, J., Hunter, M., Smith, R., Kempster, S. 2003 Nottingham : National College for School Leadership.
Book

The entrepreneur as leader: an exploration of leadership development among small business owner-managers
Kempster, S., Watts, G. 2002 In: ISBA National Conference (Brighton) - November 2002. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution