Around Leadership: Bridging the Scientist Practitioner Gap

Science & Technology, Professional & Technical

By Patrick Vermeren

Publisher : Around Publishing Pty. Ltd.

ABOUT Patrick Vermeren

Patrick Vermeren
Patrick Vermeren is an HR professional who is fully committed to evidence-based HR. He specializes in leadership development, individual coaching and group facilitation. Patrick Vermeren started his career as an executive in the banking and automotive industries. He developed a passion for More...


This book is aimed primarily at (practicing) top-level leaders as well as HR and OD professionals who have a strong interest in leadership and an impact on leadership policy and alignment of the supporting systems.

Secondly, this book is written for anyone who is serious about leadership, such as, a new leader looking for a ‘how to’ manual on leadership basics, experienced leaders wanting to update their approach to leading others by referencing the latest leadership research, or someone who supports leaders’ development (e.g., coaches, consultants, HR and OD professionals) wanting to keep up to date with an accessible and single, current reference about leadership. 

Increase your leadership influence and update your leadership practices with this comprehensive and accessible leadership handbook based on the very latest evidence-based research.

After years of intensive literature review, Patrick Vermeren has astonishingly managed to bring a very ambitious project to a successful conclusion. Few academics can resist the pressure to publish and therefore rarely succeed outside their ivory towers. Conversely, few consultants take the time to delve into the scientific literature for new developments. Consequently, when they emerge from their training, academics and consultants are each in their own way “unworldly.”

With this book, consultant Patrick Vermeren builds the much-needed bridge between these two worlds and dares to question both himself and the scientific literature while warning against confirmation bias. In a smooth, highly entertaining, and scientifically sound manner, Patrick Vermeren communicates knowledge through this book that will excite both consultants and academics. What is a good leadership style? How do executives key in on employee motivation? These are the central questions in the book that will no doubt be a source of inspiration for managers who want to optimise their leadership style.”

By Maarten Vansteenkiste, Motivation Psychology Professor, Ghent University Department of Developmental, Personality, and Social Psychology.