Roger Delves

MA (Hons) Oxon, FRSA

Roger Delves is Dean of Qualifications and Professor of Leadership Practice at Ashridge. He is a past Director of the MBA and the Masters in Management, and currently leads the Personal Impact module on both the Ashridge and Hult EMBA programs. He has been involved with Hult as an Adjunct Professor since 2009, and in 2012 was voted MBA Professor of the Year by both MBA and EMBA students of Hult’s London campus. He has taught for Hult in London, New York, San Francisco and Shanghai. His special interests are understanding the roles of authenticity, emotional intelligence, ethics and integrity in leadership and in decision making.

Roger previously worked for the international advertising agency DMB&B where he was a UK Board Director. He spent several years as Principal Consultant at Ellis Hayward/Academee and then six years as a Programme Director within Cranfield’s Centre for Customised Executive Education. 

Roger has an MA in English Literature from St Catherine’s College, Oxford and is a Fellow of the RSA. He is qualified in a range of psychometric tools and is the co-author of The Top Fifty Management Dilemmas (Pearson, 2014), and of Branded Britain (Bloomsbury), due to be published in 2017. He is also co-editor of Inspired Leadership (Bloomsbury), due for publication in late 2016.

Roger Delves

Publications

Inspiring Leadership

Delves, R. & Fleming, K. (Eds.)(Forthcoming) Inspiring Leadership. London, Bloomsbury

Developing Personal Impact by blending learning, life and literature

Delves, R. (forthcoming) 'Developing Personal Impact by blending learning, life and literature'. In Hind, P. (Ed) Management Development that Works, Libri Publishing Ltd

The Top 50 Management Dilemmas

Sherratt, S. & Delves, R. (2013) The Top 50 Management Dilemmas: Fast solutions to everyday challenges. Pearson

The Pathways Programme: navigating educational dilemmas through hybrid virtual-work-based learning

An analysis of how a new masters programme used an innovative virtual, work-based learning approach to transcend the limitations of both face to face and traditional distance learning.

Lockett, M., Delves, R. & Voller, S. (2011) The Pathways Programme: navigating educational dilemmas through hybrid virtual-work-based learning, Proceedings of the 18th EDINEB Conference, “From Innovation to Crème de la Crème Education”, 7 - 10 June 2011, IDRAC, Lyon, France [pp 37-40]

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The Political Life of Organisations

In organisational life, everything is political. We will never be able to create a working culture which removes the politics of organisational life, so politics will always be with us. The question becomes not "Should I play?" but "How should I play?". This article examines ways to play which are ethical and appropriate, and notes some behaviours to watch out for from those less ethical than you.

Delves, R. (2010) The Political Life of Organisations, Professional Marketing

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Unethical Leadership Special Issue

Millar, C.C.J.M., Delves, R. & Harris, P. (eds) (2010) Special Issue on Unethical Leadership, Journal of Public Affairs, Vol. 10, Issue 3, August

Ethical and Unethical leadership: Double Vision?

C.J.M. Millar, C., Delves, R. & Harris, P. (2010) Ethical and Unethical Leadership: Double Vision, Introduction paper: Journal of Public Affairs, Vol 10, (3), pp. 109 - 120, published online: 7 July

A new route to a Masters

Network talks to Roger Delves, Director of the Ashridge Masters in Management, about the new programme

Delves, R. (2010) A new route to a Masters, Network, The Ashridge Magazine, Issue 4, Summer, pp. 12 - 13

The Galaxy Effect: workshopping a model to explore ethics

Delves, R. (2009) The Galaxy Effect: workshopping a model to explore ethics, Future of Learning Conference, Ashridge, August

Delivering Values: Foundations for a New Era?

Delves, R. (2009) Delivering Values: Foundations for a New Era?, Ceeman News (Central & Eastern European Management News), pp. 25 - 26, Issue 52, Summer

The Galaxy Effect

Delves, R. (2009) The Galaxy Effect, The Worldly Leadership Symposium, The Leadership Trust & The University of the West of England, May

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Delivering values - foundations for a new era?

In this article Roger suggests that current financial and economic crises have resulted from rewarding people who deliver profit for organisations more highly than those who deliver profits and values. What does this mean for people faced with the challenge of leading organisations into a new era?

Delves, R. (2009) Delivering values - foundations for a new era?, 360° The Ashridge Journal, Spring, pp. 31 - 34

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Looking into the Abyss: Global Unethical Leadership

Millar, C.C.J.M., Delves, R. & Harris, P. (2009) Looking into the Abyss: Global Unethical Leadership, Journal of Public Affairs, Vol. 10, No. 3

The importance of exploring and validating personal values in creating a sustainable, authentic leadership style

Management development practice does not encourage leaders to examine their values, yet followers require values-based predictability from leaders. Authentic leadership is leadership where a course of action is decided not by situational imperatives but by reference to an examined, broadly unchanging template of core values. Well-facilitated workshops will help leaders both to appreciate the importance to authentic leadership of core values and to understand how they as individuals can identify those values which are core to them.

Delves, R. (2007) The importance of exploring and validating personal values in creating a sustainable, authentic leadership style, 6th International Studying Leadership Conference, Warwick University, December

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