Memetic Leadership Development

Guest Speaker:
Dr Jireh Seow (Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia)
Subject Area:
Internal Seminar
Date & Time:
Wed, 28. September 2016, 13:00 h - 14:00 h
N3.23, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​

While there are numerous theories, models, approaches, and frameworks published in the field of leadership and leadership development, there is a shortage in the discourse regarding mechanisms underlying leadership development. This report attempts to address the gap in the literature by showing the discovery of a mechanism in the leadership development of Scottish healthcare professionals emerging into leadership roles. This mechanism is memetic in nature and understanding it in the light of meme theory allows for a fresh insight into leadership development as well as a potentially new approach to leadership development.


Dr Jireh Seow began teaching in a UK tertiary institution in 2007 as a postgraduate student at Aberdeen Business School and since then has continued his passion developing students in business fields. He has been using various pedagogical, industry-relevant and practical methods to facilitate the learning of students in finance, entrepreneurship and business management. Dr Seow has also been an active investor and practitioner in the business and financial world. He has co-founded two small businesses and has been a member of two international financial companies. As such, he continually uses relevant real-world business experience in his classes and seeks to connect his students to the finance and business sectors via seminars, game challenges, online resources, networking events and other industry-based initiatives.

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