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 Professor Dennis Tourish

Professor Dennis Tourish

Professor of Leadership and Organization Studies

School of Management

Area of expertise

Leadership; the dark side of leadership; cult organisations (such as Scientology, Moonies and various extreme political groups); leadership in the banking sector.

Media highlights

Professor Tourish’s media highlights include being interviewed on Sky News about control in cults. He has also featured on BBC News, ITV News and a number of radio shows.


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We need to understand both what it is that good leaders do that others can learn from, and also  understand how bad or toxic leaders can destroy lives, societies and organisations. 

Dennis Tourish


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