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Cranfield School of Management
Director, Cranfield Executive Programmes and Director, Centre for General Management Development

David's career has spanned multi-national business, consultancy and university business schools. He has depth of international experience in both management practice and executive education.

Articles In Journals

  • Butcher D & Clarke M Addressing the governance gap., Think Cranfield (February 2013).
  • Butcher D, Clarke & M. (2012) Reconciling visionary and democratic leadership., Developing Leaders.
  • Butcher D (2012) Leadership: Managing diverse agendas, Think Cranfield (August).
  • Bailey C, Butcher D & Clarke M (2012) Addressing the governance gap: organizational democracy and moral communities, Developing Leaders (8) 18-23.
  • [Butcher D & Clarke M (2012) Good governance: a role for organizational politics and organizational democracy in creating moral communities, Organizational Dynamics, 41 (3) 230-235.]
  • Butcher D (2012) Leadership in brief, Think Cranfield (March).
  • Butcher D (2012) Challenging leaders to flourish, Cranfield School of Management Alumni (CMA) Magazine (Spring) 32-35.
  • Butcher D (2011) The management team - a contradiction in terms?, CIMA Insight (September).
  • Butcher D (2011) All you need to know about...Leadership, Springboard (Nov/Dec).
  • Butcher D (2010) Turning your Business "Outside In", The HR Director.
  • [Butcher D (2010) Turning your business ''Outside in'', Management focus (28) 20-21.]
  • [Clarke M & Butcher D (2009) Political leadership, bureaucracies and business schools: A comfortable union?, Management Learning, 40 (5) 587-607.]
  • Butcher D (2009) The Director''s Cut, The HRdirector, Spring (54) 36-37.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2008) Politics and worthy management agendas, Management Online Review (August) 1-10.
  • Clarke MS & Butcher DJ (2006) Reconciling hierachy and democracy: The value of management learning, Management Learning, 37 (3) 313-333.
  • [Clarke M & Butcher D (2006) Voluntarism as an organizing principle for ''responsible organizations'', Corporate governance: the international journal of business in society, 6 (4) 527-544.]
  • Butcher D, Bailey C & Clarke M (2006) Business performance and development of business leaders: A gap analysis, The Human Factor, 2 (2) 32-40.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2006) Political leadership in democracies: Some lessons for business?, Management Decision, 44 (8) 985-1001.
  • Butcher D (2004) Open enrolment programmes - A unique form of executive development, International Investor (Winter) 79-82.
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2003) Friends in high places, People management, 9 (2) 44-46.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (2003) How to transform your business - empower pockets of good practice, Expansion -Paris-.
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2003) Trust in Managerial Relationships, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 18 (4) 282-304.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (2003) Improving a business from the bottom up, Expatica (August).
  • Atkinson SM & Butcher DJ (2003) Trust in the context of management relationships: An empirical study, SAM Advanced Management Journal, 68 (4) 24-35.
  • Butcher DJ & Clarke MS (2003) Redefining Managerial Work: Smart Politics, Management Decision, 41 (5) 477-487.
  • Bailey C & Butcher D (2003) Developing an external perspective - The role of external leadership programmes, Think Cranfield (June).
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2003) Real bottom-up change, Think Cranfield (August).
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2003) Trust between managers - fact or fantasy?, Think Cranfield (April).
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2002) How to read your boss''s mind, Training Magazine -Sutton- (October) 27-29.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (2002) Friends in High Places, Director -London- Director Publications- (April).
  • [Butcher DJ & Clarke MS (2002) Organizational politics: The cornerstone for organizational democracy, Organizational Dynamics, 31 (1) 35-46.]
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2002) Smart management: How to be a good corporate politician, Training Magazine -Sutton- (March) 24-27.
  • Bailey C & Butcher D (2002) Business performance and business leader development: The Catch 22, Think Cranfield (December).
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2002) Smart Management: How to be a good corporate politician, Think Cranfield (June).
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2002) Director relationships - means to an end or a personal investment, Think Cranfield (April).
  • Bailey C & Butcher D (2001) How to make waves - and influence people, Training Magazine -Sutton- (September) 31-33.
  • Butcher D (2001) Irreverence - The Watchword of Successful Business Leaders, British American Business (Spring Issue) 4-6.
  • [Butcher DJ & Atkinson SM (2001) Stealth, Secrecy and Subversion: The Language of Change, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 14 (6) 554-569.]
  • Butcher D (2001) Instincts guide leadership development, Training Magazine -Sutton- (March) 14-15.
  • Butcher D (2001) Executive development and the de-corporatised executive, Human Resource Decisions International 22-23.
  • Butcher D & Meldrum M (2001) Defy gravity, People management, 7 (13) 40-44.
  • Butcher D & Bailey C (2000) Crewed awakenings, People management, 6 (16) 34-37.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (2000) The Bottom Up Principle, Management Review, 89 (1) 48-53.
  • Butcher D (2000) Grasp the Political Nettle, Training Magazine -Sutton- (4th April).
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (1999) Lingua franker, People management, 5 (20) 50-52.
  • Butcher D & Bailey C (1999) Beyond fashion and fad, Business First (January) 8-9.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (1999) Organisational politics: the missing discipline of management?, Industrial and Commercial Training, 31 (1) 9-12.
  • Butcher D (1999) Do not be afraid to use political stealth, Personnel Today -Sutton- (October).
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (1999) Upwardly mobilised, People management, 5 (1) 28-33.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (1999) Can we trust managers to collaborate?, Organisations and People, 6 (2) 9-12.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (1999) Upwardly mobilising, HRM Select (4).
  • Butcher D & Harvey P (1999) Be upstanding, People management, 5 (13) 37-42.
  • Butcher D & Harvey P (1998) Best Practice in Pockets: Career Development to Develop Organisations, Human Capital Management (18).
  • Clarke MS & Butcher DJ (1998) Office Politics: The Art of the Possible, Director -London- Director Publications- (December) 27-28.
  • [Butcher D & Harvey P (1998) Meta-ability development: A new concept for career management, Career Development International, 3 (2) 75-78.]
  • Butcher D & Harvey P (1998) Those Who Make a Difference: Developing Businesses through Developing Individuals, Industrial and Commercial Training, 30 (1) 12-15.
  • Harvey P & Butcher D (1997) Organisational Development Through the Individual, Training Officer, 33 (8).

Conference Papers

  • Clarke M & Butcher D (2007) Political leadership, bureaucracies and business schools: a comfortable union?. In: 6th Annual Studying Leadership Conference, Warwick.
  • Clarke M & Butcher D (2006) Voluntarism, Representative Leadership and Organisational Democracy. In: 5th Studying Leadership Conference, Cranfield.
  • Clarke M & Butcher D (2005) Voluntarism as an organizing principle for ''responsible'' organizations?. In: EABIS 4th Annual Colloquium on Corporate Responsibility and Competitiveness: Developing Human Capital for Sustainable Growth, Warsaw.
  • Butcher D & Bailey C (2004) Conceptualizing the organizational impact of leadership. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (2003) Trust in the context of management relationships: An empirical study.. In: Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) International Business Conference, 2003, Orlando, Florida, 10 April 2003.
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2003) Trust in the context of management relationships: an emprical study. In: EURAM 3rd annual conference, Milan.
  • Bailey C, Butcher D, Meldrum M & Bristow M (2003) Developing an external perspective: a highly valued yet under-utilized strategic capability. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2003, Seattle, WA, 1 August 2003.
  • Butcher D & Bailey C (2003) Leadership and organizational performance - a conceptual model of the relationship. In: Studying Leadership: The 2nd Annual International Conference on Leadership Research, Lancaster.
  • Butcher D & Atkinson S (2002) Interpersonal Relationships at theTop. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Denver.
  • Butcher D (2001) Developing Global Mindsets - Beyond Parochial Leadership. In: ASTD International Conference, FL.
  • Atkinson S & Butcher D (2001) Trust in managerial relationships. In: EIASM Workshop on Trust Within and Between Organizations, Amsterdam, 29 November 2001.

Books

  • Butcher D, Bailey C & Burr J (2016) How leadership impacts organisational performance. In: Leadership in Organizations, Current Issues and Key Trends. Storey J (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 177-197, ed. 3.
  • Bailey C, Clarke M & Butcher D (2010) Strategically aligned leadership development. In: Leadership in Organizations, Current Issues and Key Trends. Storey J (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 167-184, ed. 2nd.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2008) Smart Management: Using Politics in Organisations. Palgrave, ed. 2nd edition.
  • Clarke M & Butcher D (2008) Voluntarism, representative leadership and organizational democracy. In: Leadership Perspectives: Knowledge into Action. Turnbull James K, Collins J (ed.), Palgrave.
  • Bailey C & Butcher D (2008) External perspective: an under-utilised strategic leadership capability. In: Leadership Learning: Knowledge into Action. Turnbull James K, Collins J (ed.), Palgrave.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2007) Get Smart, Get Political. In: Organizational Politics, New Insights. Reddy S (ed.), Icfai University Press, p. 166-172.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2006) The symbiosis of organizational politics and organizational democracy. In: The Handbook of Organisational Politics. Vigoda-Gadot E, Drory A (ed.), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 286-300.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2004) Organizational democracy and organizational politics. In: FT Handbook of Management. Crainer S, Dearlove D (ed.), Pearson, p. 521-530.
  • Clarke M, Butcher D & Bailey C (2003) Strategically aligned leadership development. In: Leadership in Organizations: Current Issues and Key Trends. Storey J (ed.), London: Routledge, p. 271-292.
  • Butcher D & Clarke M (2001) Smart Management: Using Politics in Organisations. Palgrave, ed. 1st edition.
  • Butcher D (2001) Breaking Out of Organizational Mindsets. In: FT Handbook of Management. Crainer S, Dearlove D (ed.), Pearson Education, p. 86-95.
  • Butcher D (2001) Irreverence - An Essential Leadership Quality for Businesses of the Future. In: Best Future Companies, Harper Collins.
  • Butcher D (2001) Best Practice in Developing Business Leaders. In: Best Employers, Harper Collins.
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