Amy Armstrong

BA (Hons), MBA, PhD

Is a faculty member in Ashridge Qualifications. Her research and teaching interests sit in the field of organisational behaviour and include engagement, well-being, resilience, toxicity, compassion and emotions at work. Amy is Academic Director on a new Masters in Leadership program that is due to launch in 2017 and is also curating the leadership module on Executive MBA for the Creative Industries.

Amy recently returned to Ashridge Qualifications from the University of Bedfordshire where she was a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour. She was previously an Ashridge a faculty member for ten years, engaging in research, working with a variety of corporate clients and leading postgraduate programmes.

Amy is a Visiting Fellow at Aston University. She also leads research into barriers to engagement for Engage for Success, a Government-led movement which is seeking to improve engagement and well-being levels across the UK. 

Amy Armstrong

Publications

How to support employees through bereavement

Armstrong, A. (2015) 'How to support employees through bereavement',[online] HRZone, 8 April 2015

Leadership, Management and Business Skills in the Creative Sector

Armstrong, A., and Page, N. (2015) Leadership, Management and Business Skills in the Creative Sector, Creative Skillset and Ashridge Research Report (April)

Building resilience in leaders and managers

Armstrong, A. (2014) Building resilience in leaders and managers, Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Summit, London, 27 November.

I'm a better manager

A biographic narrative of the impact of personal trauma on the professional lives of managers in the UK

Armstrong, A. (2014) 'I'm a better manager: A biographic narrative study of the impact of personal trauma on the professional lives of managers in the UK. Doctoral thesis, Aston University. May 2014

Joining up the Dots

Armstrong, A (2014) 'Joining up the Dots', HR Director Issue 116, p48

Compassion in Healthcare

Armstrong, A (2014) 'Compassion in Healthcare' conference presentation given at North Essex Partnership NHS Trust Annual Nursing Conference, 27 June 2014

Leadership in healthcare: meeting the challenge through enhancing resilience

Lubitsh, G. and Armstrong, A. (2014) 'Leadership in healthcare: meeting the challenge through enhancing resilience', conference presentation at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Annual Primary Care Conference. Liverpool, 3 October

Six steps to supporting employees through bereavement

Armstrong A (2014) Six steps to supporting employees through bereavement, HR Magazine, 17 November.

Engagement Through CEO Eyes

Armstrong, A. (2013) Engagement Through CEO Eyes. Ashridge Research Report

The Forgotten Middle? Exploring the Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK

Armstrong, A. & Russell, A. (2012) The Forgotten Middle? Exploring the Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK, 19th International Conference on Learning, Institute of Education, London, UK, 14 - 16 August

Don't underestimate the middle manager

Armstrong, A. (2012) Don't underestimate the middle manager, changeboard.com online magazine, July

The Missing Middle: Exploring Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK

Middle managers are the linchpin of organisations, yet they appear to be an under-represented group in research to date. This project with 569 middle managers across the UK explores their formal and informal learning experiences, the workplace challenges middle managers are currently facing, how companies can best support their development and what types of learning benefit mid-level managers to ultimately boost performance

Armstrong, A. & Russell, A. (2012) The Missing Middle: Exploring Learning Experiences of Middle Managers in the UK, Ashridge Research Report, February http://www.iedp.com/Blog/The_Missing_Middle

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Exploring the role and importance of compassion at work

Armstrong, A. (2011) Exploring the role and importance of compassion at work, International Conference on Studying Leadership, UWE, 12 - 13 December

Anticipating Narrative Contradictions

Armstrong, A. (2010) Anticipating Narrative Contradictions, "To Think is to Experiment", Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London, 29 April

Marketing in a Recession

Armstrong, A. (2009) Marketing in a Recession, Conference Centres of Excellence, Annual Meeting, January

Marketing in Challenging Times

Armstrong, A. (2009) Marketing in Challenging Times, CEEMAN Programme Management Seminar, IEDC School of Management, Slovenia, March

Personal trauma as a formative leadership development experience

Armstrong, A. (2009) Personal trauma as a formative leadership development experience, Leadership in Crisis, 8th International Conference on Studying Leadership, Birmingham, 7 - 8 December

Marketing in Challenging Times - 2008

Armstrong, A. (2008) Marketing in Challenging Times, CEEMAN Programme Management Seminar, IEDC School of Management, Slovenia, March

Adds value at any stage of life

Armstrong, A. (2005) Adds value at any stage of life, Daily Telegraph, 12 February