About Keith Grint
Keith Grint is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University, where he was Professor of Public Leadership until 2018. He spent 10 years working in various positions across a number of industry sectors before switching to an academic career.
Amongst many jobs he has been an agricultural worker, a lifeguard, a postman, a freezer operative, and a karate instructor. Since becoming an academic he has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre. He spent twelve years at Oxford University and was Director of Research at the Saïd Business School and Fellow in Organizational Behaviour, Templeton College. He remains an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School, Oxford. He is Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a Visiting Research Professor at Lancaster University.
He is a founding co-editor of the journal Leadership and founding co-organizer of the International Conference in Researching Leadership. He has written 45 journal articles and 46 book chapters. His books include Leadership (ed.) (1997); Fuzzy Management (1997); The Machine at Work: Technology, Work and Society, (with Steve Woolgar) (1997); The Arts of Leadership (2000); Organizational Leadership (with John Bratton and Debra Nelson); Leadership: Limits and Possibilities (2005); Leadership, Management & Command: Rethinking D-Day (2008); Sage Handbook of Leadership (edited with Alan Bryman, David Collinson, Brad Jackson and Mary Uhl-Bien) (2010); The Public Leadership Challenge (edited with Stephen Brookes) (2010); Leadership: A Very Short Introduction (2010); and Sage Major Works of Leadership (four volumes) (ed. with David Collinson & Brad Jackson) (2011). His most recent papers include: “Mindful Organizing in U.S. Navy SEAL Teams: Sustaining Mindfulness in High-Reliability Organizations (HROs)” (with Amy Frayer and Layla Branicki), Management Review Discoveries (forthcoming), and “‘No More Heroes’: Critical Perspectives on Leadership Romanticism” with Owain Smolovic-Jones and David Collinson, Organization Studies (forthcoming).Explore the complete oral history of Keith Grint