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Keith Grint

Professor of Public Leadership

Warwick University

Faculty: Expert contributors

United Kingdom

Areas of expertise

  • Public leadership

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Keith Grint is Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick University. He has held Chairs at Cranfield University and Lancaster University and was Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre.

Keith spent 12 years at Oxford University where he was Director of Research at the Saïd Business School and Fellow in Organisational Behaviour, Templeton College. He remains an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School and of Green Templeton College. Keith is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences. He is also a Visiting Research Professor at Lancaster University, a Fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust, a Fellow of the Leadership Trust and a Visiting Professor at University College Suffolk, and The Leiden University Leadership Centre, The Hague.

Keith spent 10 years in industry before switching to an academic career and has been variously employed as an agricultural labourer, a factory worker, an industrial cleaner, a removals worker, a freezer operative, a swimming pool attendant, a postman, a clerical worker and a part-time karate teacher.

Keith is a founding co-editor of the journal Leadership published by Sage and founding co-organiser of the International Conference in Researching Leadership.

ANZSOG programs

Prof Grint teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

Executive Fellows Program (EFP)

Selected books

Sage Major Works of Leadership (four volumes) (ed. with D. Collinson and B. Jackson) (Sage 2011)
Leadership: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press 2010)
The Public Leadership Challenge (ed. with S. Brookes) (Palgrave Macmillan 2010)
Sage Handbook of Leadership (ed. with A. Bryman, D. Collinson, B. Jackson and M. Uhl-Bien) (Sage 2010)
Leadership, Management and Command: Rethinking D-Day (Palgrave Macmillan 2008