Department of Organization
My research focus is Leadership Studies, in particular the emerging sub-discipline of Leadership Development Studies. I analyse personal leadership training (within Master of Public Governance) from the perspective of the Communicative Constitution of Organisation (CCO), developed by James R. Taylor, François Cooren, Gail Fairhurst and others. This so-called Montreal School conceive of organising as the intersection of the here and now of conversation with the then and there of texts. Empirically, Leadership Development covers empirically what HR departments and consultancies have been doing with the management cadres in terms of training, testing, forming etc. Lately also covering parts of Management Education as carried out by universities and business schools.
My findings so far indicate that we should devote more attention to the texts and technologies that ‘surround’ the leaders undertaking Leadership Development and how these contribute to making up the leader – and the instructor. Further, when analysing naturally occurring events as I do, the messiness and complexity of Leadership Development is foregrounded which should lead us to avoid all too simplistic and instrumental conceptions of (how to do) Leadership Development.
I am a member of the Leadership in the Public Sector research group at IOA and I am Academic Coordinator of Personal Leadership at Master of Public Governance. Apart from my research, I serve as Senior Advisor to the Vice Dean of Executive Education at CBS, facilitating the development of new executive programs, blended learning, teaching excellence etc.
Leadership Development and Executive Management Education
Communication and conversations
Personligt Udviklingsforløb (Personal Leadership Course) at Master of Public Governance, MPG.
Leadership Theory and Practice, Executive MBA & Flexible MBA (winter 2017)
Mastermodul i Ledelse, MLL, Region Hovedstaden, at MPG.
Leadership and Leadership Development, BA & Master
Organisation and Communication, BA & Master
Strategy, BA & Master
Frank Meier; Brigid Carroll (4.9. 2019) Making up Leaders : Reconfiguring the Executive Student through Profiling, Texts and Conversations in a Leadership Development Programme.
In: Human Relations, Journal article > peer review
Magnus Larsson; Frank Meier (2019) Offentligt lederskab som interaktioner og relationer
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 5, p. 1-20, Journal article > peer review
In: Human Relations, 4.9.2019
In: Public Governance Research, Vol. 5, 2019, p. 1-20
In: Proceedings of the 2018 Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) UnconferenceRobina : RMLE 2018, p. 27-28
Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, 2016
Paper presented at The 20th Annual Conference of International Research Society for Public Management. IRSPM 2016, 2016
Paper presented at Copenhagen Forum Workshop 2015, 2015
In: The 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference ProceedingsReykjavik : Nordic Academy of Management (NAM) 2013 (Nordic Academy of Management Conference Proceedings)
København : Lederne 2017, 12 p.
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