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Dr Kevin Flinn

Liverpool Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

Dr Kevin Flinn is Senior Lecturer in Executive Education at Liverpool Business School.

Following twenty years as a leadership and organisational development practitioner in the Financial Services, Management Consultancy and Higher Education sectors, Kevin's teaching, research and community interests unsurprisingly revolve around leadership and OD with a special (and specialist) focus on complexity and group analytic perspectives on management, organisation, change, group process and citizenship.

A second edition of his first book, Leadership Development in Practice: A Complexity Approach, was published by Routledge in October 2023. His forthcoming second book, Organisational Development in Practice: A Complexity Approach, is due for publication in 2025.


Flinn K. 2023. A complexity approach to leading in education: lessons from group analysis Handbook on Leadership in Education :129-142 Edward Elgar Publishing 9781800880412 DOI Publisher Url

Flinn K. 2022. A Group Analytic Approach to Executive Education: Lesson from the larger group Chauhan K, Crewe E, Mowles C. Complexity and Leadership :1-243 Routledge 9780367551599 DOI Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Flinn K. 2023. Leadership Development in Practice A Complexity Approach Taylor & Francis 9781000982350

Flinn K. 2018. Leadership Development A Complexity Approach Routledge 9781317390657

Flinn K, Mowles C, Staff LFFHEGB. 2014. A Complexity Approach to Leadership Development Developing Practical Judgement 9781906627591