Author Archives: Leonie Heres

PUPOL website launched

The Public and Political Leadership Network, of which I am one of the executive board members, has recently launched its new website: www.pupolnetwork.com. On this website, you can find all the latest on PUPOL activities, news about PUPOL members, interesting … Continue reading

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New data on ethical leadership in the Dutch public sector

Ethical leadership is a key factor in safeguarding and fostering the integrity of organisations. According to a recent report on Integrity and Safety in the Dutch public sector there is still plenty of room for improvement in the ethical leadership department, though. A large … Continue reading

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New research report on ethical leadership among top administrators

Today the research report ‘Tonen van de Top‘ (Tone at the Top) that I wrote for the Dutch National Integrity Office (BIOS) was published. The report details the results of 20 interviews with top-level civil servants in the Netherlands on … Continue reading

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PUPOL has gone international

With its 1st international conference on 7-8 April, the Public and Political Leadership Network (PUPOL) has officially gone international. And with great success! Membership is increasing and expanding across the globe, and the executive board is in the midst of many … Continue reading

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A new academic home

As of March 1st of this year, I have a new academic home: the Utrecht School of Governance. After two great years at the Institute of Management Research of the Radboud University, I was offered a new position in Utrecht that I simply … Continue reading

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I won the Van Poelje dissertation award!

I won the 2014 G.A. van Poelje award for the best Dutch-Flemish dissertation in Public Administration! I am greatly honoured and humbled by this award from the Vereniging voor Bestuurskunde (Society for Public Administration), and the kind words that the jury … Continue reading

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PUPOL international conference: keynote speaker

The keynote speaker for the 1st international PUPOL conference on 7-8 April 2016 is known! Professor Ludger Helms, Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Innsbruck will hold a keynote lecture titled ‘Leadership Challenges in a Post-Democratic Age’. Prof. Helms studies political … Continue reading

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Call for papers: PUPOL international conference

The first PUPOL International Conference LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES IN A GLOBAL WORLD  Thursday 7 April – Friday 8 April 2016 Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands   Submission deadline paper proposals: 1 December 2015 Conference website: www.ru.nl/imr/pupol/ PUPOL mailing list: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/PUPOL Societies have always faced … Continue reading

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Recent and upcoming activities

It’s been a while since I last updated this site with a post about all that I have been up to lately. But that doesn’t mean that I have been sitting still —au contraire. So here’s a quick selection of what’s been keeping me busy … Continue reading

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Full dissertation available online

On December 4th, just before turning 30, I publicly defended my PhD thesis One style fits all? The content, origins, and effect of follower expectations of ethical leadership at the VU University in Amsterdam. And what a great day it was! In my … Continue reading

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