Kevin Roe is a senior lecturer in Human Resources and Leadership. He also studies how teams work and think along with examining the idea of how organisations can strengthen their capacity for leadership. He is also interested in the role of technology when leading people, teams and individuals.
Kevin has a rich and varied background that covers time as a Royal Naval Officer serving with both the Royal Navy and American Navy. He has worked overseas for large multinational organisations as well as the public sector. It is these experiences that inform his research and teaching which has been recognised by the HEA where he holds Principal membership.
His research examines the idea that successful teams share a common ‘mind’ and it is this sharing that generates greater capacity for leadership. He has published in this area as well as authoring a textbook now in its second edition called ‘Leadership: Practice & Perspectives’.
Kevin’s research interests centre on the idea of leadership development being different to the development of leadership. He wants to establish clear mechanisms for organisations to enhance their capacity for leadership by enabling the processes and underpinning mind-set that enable strategic change. In a world increasingly dominated by knowledge as a sustainable competitive advantage his research is designed to help organisations strengthen this aspect of their business by developing leadership as well as leaders.
Roe, K. (2014) Leadership, ‘Practice and Perspectives’, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Roe, K., Burgoyne, J. (in press) Authentic Organisations (submitted to Harvard Business Review)
Roe, K., Burgoyne, J.G. (2007) Organisational Archaeology. In: Ars Combinatorica. IV, III, p. 1-8. 8 p