Film
2019

Do We Have a Leader?

In: Turn to Film: Film in the Business School

Leadership has been a problem in organisations since the beginning. It seems that every time new issues concerning how to perform and be the right leader have to do with what people expect from them. There is considerable literature on this matter indicating that a leader is often a tragic figure or at least someone that sacrifices himself for others. In this chapter we argue that there is a need nowadays for spiritual, authentic leaders that seem to take a role somewhat outside of the ordinary and therefor can become exemplary for others. This is traditionally portrait as the jester figure at the courts, who has to walk a tight line in order to be functional. Moretti’s film Habemus Papam seems to address this issue as the impossible position for contemporary leaders. In the film the process of becoming this leader as an impossibility is well portrait. We will compare this with organisation literature on authentic spiritual leadership and with the writings of Michael Bahktin on the topic of the status of the carnavalesque as organisation principle.

The Blue(s) Road of Knowledge
2017

The Blue(s) Road of Knowledge

In: Post-formalism Pedagogy Lives: As inspired by Joe Kincheloe

Pedagogy needs a communicative epistemology such as was championed in America by the so-called 'beat poets'. I interpret Joe Kincheloe, and thereby critical pedagogy, as 'beat'. The 'beat poets' celebrated creativity and artistic freedom, while seeing their celebration as a form of social critique. To dare to be free was a statement. Today we seem to balance between the possibilities of creativity as life-embracing, and of its repression as deeply destructive. 'Care' as involvement and as a Levinas-ian ethics, plays a key role in such a position. But the turn from politics to ethics nearly always means less collective action. It is a movement from the outside to the inside.

OEcological pedagogy: an inspiring case study
2016

Ecological Pedagogy: an inspiring case study

In: Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies Journal, 55(7/8):392-396

This chapter provides an overview of the practice of Ecological Pedagogy: an educational innovation experiment at Sjalom and Petraschool (Agora), SBO schools in Zaanstad, where a broad Education Care Center was set up with a focus on green pedagogy, including a farm, a Development Committee and ecological diagnostics. The VOMD lectorate of the Master's program Ecological Pedagogy has been closely involved in the development in Zaanstad.

Hoe word ik een speedboot?
2015

How the ancient Greeks and the 'Sixties' influences Excellent Schools

In: Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies Journal, 54(7/8):342-350

In An (un)sensible alternative: How the ancient Greeks and the 'Sixties' influences Excellent Schools I discuss the initiative of the Minister of Education to recognize and appreciate excellent schools. The leadership of these schools requires a link between 'performance thinking' and personal qualities. I have my own interpretation of the performance phenomenon, deviating from the interpretation of pedagogues Gert Biesta and Hans Jansen and I offer alternative solution directions for the contemporary result focussed 'performance thinking'.

From artist-as-leader to leader-as-artist
2011

From artist-as-leader to leader-as-artist

PhD Thesis

From artist-as-leader to leader-as-artist: The Dutch Beat poet and performer Simon Vinkenoog as example of leadership in contemporary organizations is a critical examination of the image of contemporary leadership and its roots. Through the lens of modern management texts, I explore the link between contemporary management speak and the artistic critique of the avant-garde movements of the 1950s in the Netherlands, focusing specifically on the Dutch Fiftiers group, the Cobra movement and 1960s countercultural activism. Subsequently, a neomanagement discourse is generated whereby the figure of the artist becomes the model for the modern leader: charismatic, visionary, intuitive, mobile, creative, cooperative, open to taking risks and strong at networking. Such a discourse appeals to the values of selfactualization, freedom, authenticity and knowledge deriving from personal experience, the very values of the artistic critique that have been absorbed into modernday capitalism.

Industry Guide: Bio-business & Life Sciencese
1999

Bio-business & Life Sciences

Industry Guide

The series of Industry Guides has as its goal to provide an insight into the best sources of information within a specific sector. From the profuse supply of available information, an efficient selection has been made and presented in an organised fashion.

Information and Communication Technology
1999

Information and Communication Technology

Industry Guide

The series of Industry Guides has as its goal to provide an insight into the best sources of information within a specific sector. From the profuse supply of available information, an efficient selection has been made and presented in an organised fashion.

Integrated Financial Services
1999

Integrated Financial Services

Industry Guide

The series of Industry Guides has as its goal to provide an insight into the best sources of information within a specific sector. From the profuse supply of available information, an efficient selection has been made and presented in an organised fashion.