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Stephen Gibbs


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Steve joined The Business School in 2007 to pursue academic interests in senior and strategic leadership development. Steve’s career encompassed twenty-five years in business leadership and development, in both publishing and media-distribution industries, receiving his first company directorship in his mid-twenties. Starting as a publisher’s Administrative Assistant, to Production Manager, General Manager, Business Development Manager and serving for over eight years as Managing Director. He also served as a trade committee Chairman leading initiatives aimed at industry-wide growth.

His teaching interests include drawing on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and Paulo Freire, developing ‘open space’ learning-environments, increasing the level of student-led dialogue, as part of leadership learning.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Senior and strategic leadership

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social process Social Sciences
leadership Earth & Environmental Sciences
acceptance Social Sciences
commitment Social Sciences
leader Social Sciences
damage Earth & Environmental Sciences
event Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences

Research Output 2008 2010

  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article

Opening Space to the community: Action learning at a community level

Gibbs, S., Gold, J., Cuthbert, M., Young, S. & Doyle, P., 2010, In : Action Learning: Research and Practice. 7, 1, p. 111-116 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

social process

The Possibility of Possibilities: Skills to Grow a Career in Computing and Business

Wraith, P. & Gibbs, S., 2008, Proceedings of Liberecke Informaticke Forum Sbornik Konference. p. 110 123 p. (Proceedings of Liberecke Informaticke Forum Sbornik Konference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

Activities 2010 2018

  • 6 Oral presentation

Discursive Process of Leadership: A Leadership Dialogue and Bakhtinian Approach to Leadership Learning

Stephen Gibbs (Speaker), Kae Reynolds (Speaker)
12 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Strategic Overview and Journey to Full Protection

Stephen Gibbs (Speaker)
4 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Resistant Self in Leadership: A Hermeneutical Conundrum

Stephen Gibbs (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Revelation, Verisimilitude and ‘Drama’ in Modern Strategic Leadership

Stephen Gibbs (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation