Dr Richard Hale

Associate Lecturer


Business career in HR, Learning & Development followed by consultancy career with orientation towards action learning, action research, Organisation Development. Masters and doctoral supervision with focus on professional doctorates for managers and leaders.


  • Twice literati award for articles published in Emerald journals.

Key Publications

Hale, R. 2007. Keep Walking: Leadership Learning in Action, MX Publishing; 2nd edition (9 November 2009), UK.

Hale, R., Powering Up Performance Management, 2000, Gower,

Hale, R., Practical Problem Solving & Decision Making, 1997, Kogan Page,

Hale, R., Impact and Influence, 1 Nov. 1999, Kogan Page,

Hale, R., The Power of Personal Influence, 1995, McGraw-Hill,

Hale, R., Target Setting & Goal Achievement,1998, Kogan Page.

Hale, R. & Whitlam, P. Towards the Virtual Organization, 1997, McGraw-Hill.

Hale, R., 2012. Actual Professional Development, Training Journal, August.

Hale, R., 2013. The leadership crisis – can Action Learning provide any answers?, Action Learning: Research & Practice.

Carrington, L. Action Learning is Paying Dividends at Building Firm, People Management, 5 December 2002, pp 36–38.

Hale, R.I., Mentoring as a route to personal and organisational learning, Career Devt International, 5/4/5, 2000, pp 223-234.

Hale, R.I., Developing Impact and Influence, Training Journal, March, 2006, pp 49-51.

Hale, R.I., Adding Real Value With Work Based Learning Questions, Training Journal, 2004, July, pp. 34-39.

Hale, R.I., How Training Can Add More Value to the Business, part 1, Industrial and Commercial Training, Volume 35, No.

1, 2003, pp. 29-32, part 2, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2003, pp. 49-52.

Hale, R.I., 2012. Bright Horizons for Action Learning, Training Journal, July.

Hale, R. 2014. Fundamentals of Action Learning, Training Journal, August, 2014. September, 2014. October, 2014.

Hale, R.I., 2014 & Saville, M. Nurturing the H in HR: using action learning to build organisation development capability in

the UK Civil Service, Action Learning: Research & Practice, October, pp. 1-19.

Collingham, B., Critten, P., Garnett, J. and Hale, R. (2007) A Partnership Approach to Developing & Accrediting Work

Based Learning – Meeting the Skills Challenge for Performance Improvement, Inaugural Conference, British Institute

for Learning & Development, Royal Society of Medicine, London 17 May  200

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The Dynamics of Mentoring relationships at work.

PhD Supervision

Action learning, action research methodologies applied in a business, organisational, government or care context.

Other department members

Andrew Appiah
Andrew Appiah
Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
Bill Faust
Associate Lecturer
David Goodman
Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

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