The Ego and the Ladybird: A Trilogy of Radical Failure, Responsibility, and Trajectories of Hope

Professorial Inaugural Lecture

Professor Tony Wall

Link to The Ego and the Ladybird: A Trilogy of Radical Failure, Responsibility, and Trajectories of Hope event
Thursday, 11th April, 2019
18:30 - 20:00
Bridge House, Queen's Park Campus, University of Chester

The story of the Ego and The Ladybird is one of radical failure,responsibility, and trajectories of hope in the context of management education. It embodies how, after 20 years of stark criticism, management education continues to fail to re-configure the heads, hearts and hands of leaders and managers towards collective and sustainable futures. Yet it also embodies painful awakenings to responsibility and how such awakening can stimulate ripples of impact and trajectories of hope into multiple, global communities. This lecture draws on a decade of international research and polite academic activism, and intentionally foregrounds ambiguity, politics and passion - areas supposedly absent in contemporary management education.

Professor Tony Wall is a Professor of Transformational Learning and Management in the Faculty of Business and Management (the Centre for Work Related Studies and The International Centre for Thriving at Work).

Tea and coffee will be served before the lecture and a complimentary drink will be available afterwards. Tickets are free but must be booked by emailing events@chester.ac.uk