Dr Marian Iszatt-White

Senior Lecturer

Profile

Dr Marian Iszatt-White is a Senior Lecturer in the area of authentic leadership and leadership-as-stewardship.

After a successful career in financial risk management, latterly as Group Treasurer of Top 100 plc Enterprise Oil, Marian built a business as a freelance training consultant before completing 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’.

As a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School's Management Development Division, she was Director of the Executive MBA on which she also taught leadership and organisational behavour. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and has recently stepped down after six years as LUMS Doctoral Director. During her tenure, she also served on the Doctoral Academy Oversight Group, and chaired one of its strategic working groups. She retains her interest in doctoral capacity building in the role of Dapartmental Doctoral Director for ENST.

Her research interests derive from the practice turn within leadership, and she has built an international profile within this movement, including being co founder of the Leadership-as-Practice Learning Academy. Work around the need re-ground authentic leadership from a practice perspective in order to establish it as ‘fit for purpose’ for practicing leaders has led to a wider interest in problematizing all forms of 'aspirational' leadership (such as responsible, sustainable and ethical leadership) and the problem of inquiry versus advocacy in the field leadership scholarship. The resultant shift in her research focus towards stewardship-as-leadership has received new significance in the context of her membership of the Pentland Centre for Sustainable Business and the role of leadership in the resolution of the Global Challenges with which they are concerned.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
Visiting an external academic institution

Embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Postgraduate and Management Education
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Mainstreaming the SDGs in Management Education
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Univ Complutense Madrid
Visiting an external academic institution

Leadership-as-Practice Learning Academy webinar
Invited talk

Academy of Management Learning and Education (Journal)
Editorial activity

Stewardship
Invited talk

LAP methods and methodology
Invited talk

Stewardship: The new leadership?
Invited talk

Developing theory from literature reviews
Invited talk

Developing theory from literature reviews
Invited talk

Leadership (Journal)
Editorial activity

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

Are you an authentic leader?
Invited talk

Leadership (Journal)
Editorial activity

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

British Academy of Management (External organisation)
Membership of council

LAP Methods and Methodology
Invited talk

Digitally mediated leadership: What covid has taught us about leading remotely
Invited talk

Getting published in top journals
Invited talk

IJMR Paper development workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Journal of Management Studies (Journal)
Editorial activity

Management Learning (Journal)
Editorial activity

Journal of Management Studies (Journal)
Editorial activity

Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK.
Visiting an external academic institution

European Group for Organisational Studies 35th Colloquium
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Authentic Leadership: Getting back to the roots of the ‘root construct’?
Invited talk

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

British Academy of Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

Problematizing authentic leadership through an emotional labour lens
Invited talk

International Leadership Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

European Group for Organisational Studies 34th Colloquium
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

Are you an authentic leader?
Invited talk

Being an authentic leader
Invited talk

International Journal of Management Reviews (Journal)
Editorial activity

Emotional labour and authentic leader identity
Invited talk

British Academy of Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

External panel member
Other

External panel member
Other

British Academy of Management 2018 conference
Other

British Academy of Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management 2017 conference
Other

British Academy of Management Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

Deputy Chair and Lancaster Lead
Other

14th International Studying Leadership Conference (ISLC)
Other

Qualitative Publishing Workshop
Other

British academy of Management Conference 2016
Other

British Academy of Management
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

British Academy of Management Conference 2015
Other

6th International Studying Leadership Conference
Other

Organization Studies and Leadership
Examination

British Academy of Management Conference
Other

British Academy of Management Conference
Other

3rd Developing Leadership Capacity Conference
Participation in conference -Mixed Audience

PG Cert in Professional Coaching Practice
Examination

PG Dip in Manufacturing
Examination

best developmental paper BAM 2018
Other distinction

best developmental paper BAM 2014
Prize (including medals and awards)

Best developmental paper award, BAM 2019
Prize (including medals and awards)

Reviewer of the Year IJMR
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Centre for Scholarship and Innovation in Management Education
  • Pentland Centre