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CPD Taster Session: Entrepreneurial Leadership

The dynamic nature of the business environment and the challenges faced by managers and entrepreneurs has led practitioners and academics to embrace entrepreneurial leadership


The dynamic nature of the business environment and the challenges faced by managers and entrepreneurs has led practitioners and academics to embrace entrepreneurial leadership. Entrepreneurial leadership is inspired by but is separate from entrepreneurship and leadership.  In today’s vastly complex and evolving world, a different kind of leadership is required that can combat change and identify opportunities.  Entrepreneurial leadership can be applied within different types of organisations whether business or non-profit organisations.  Entrepreneurial problem solvers are needed, and this could be people starting their business, change agents in firms or employees and executives within organisations. 

This short taster session is designed for business owners, managers, executives and employees within organisations.  It will provide the important skill set required for entrepreneurial leaders to succeed.  It challenges conventional wisdom by applying the entrepreneurial mind-set within the domain of leadership.  It encourages such a mind-set and behaviour which is important in the creation of social, environmental and economic value within organisations.  

By the end of the taster session, participants will be equipped to: 

  • Understand the importance of leading in uncertain and dynamic environments 

  • Develop the entrepreneurial leadership skills required for success 

  • Combat challenges within organisations as a result of the scale of change 

  • Critically reflect on the leadership development needs and identify the potential areas for development 

This session will be led by Dr Christian Harrisona Reader in Leadership in the School of Business and Creative Industries in the University of the West of Scotland.  He is the author of several publications on leadership which is his major interest.  Furthermore, he is an active member of several learned organisations.  He is the Chair of the Leadership and Leadership Development Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management.  He is also an active member of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Centre for African Research on Enterprise and Economic Development (CAREED), Higher Education Academy (HEA), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and serves on several review panels and committees.  He is also a Certified Management and Business Educator of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CMBE) and serves as the Director of Studies for several doctoral students. 

Christian works extensively as a consultant, speaker and trainer on leadership skills development within organisations.  He is the founder of the NGO: The Leadership Mould Initiative International. The NGO supports students and moulds future leaders.  He is the author of the book entitled ‘Leadership Theory and Research: A Critical Approach to New and Existing Paradigms’, which is published by the globally renowned publishing company; Palgrave MacMillan.  The book was written to enable students (undergraduate and postgraduate), scholars, practitioners, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders to learn more about the concept of leadership.  It provides a critical insight into leadership research.  Emerging paradigms and theories of new approaches to leadership are identified and addressed. 

The session will take place on Zoom and is expected to last around 45 minutes, including time for a Q&A. 

All of our Taster Event sessions are free to attend but advanced registration is required.  A link to join the session will be sent to the email that you have registered with.  Closer to the event date, you will receive an email containing the link for joining the call.  

If you have any questions about the Virtual Taster Day Event, or if you would like more information about this session, please get in touch with us at 

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