Keith Grint Ph.D.
Keith Grint is Professor of Public Leadership at Warwick University in Coventry, England and a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences. Before switching to an academic career, Grint spent ten years as a bluecollar worker and held a number of jobs including postman, freezer operative, and karate instructor. This background and perspective has grounded his teaching and scholarship. As a founding co-editor of Leadership, an academic journal published by SAGE, and as co-founder of the International Studying Leadership Conference, Grint has played an important role in the development of the field by building a community of international, interdisciplinary, leadership researchers taking critical approaches to leadership. A prolific writer, Grint has penned more than ninety journal articles and book chapters and has written or edited a number of landmark leadership books. His recent research includes mindfulness in high-reliability organizations and leadership romanticism.