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Coaching for Leaders

How to Speak Up, with Connson Locke


Professorial Lecturer in Management, Psychologist, Speaker and Author of ‘Making Your Voice Heard’.

Making Your Voice Heard

Connson's latest book

A fresh take on how to influence others regardless of your gender or background, based on the hugely popular sell-out Guardian Masterclass. Drawing on the latest research in social psychology, Connson Locke looks at why we are prone to miscommunicate and how to overcome these barriers.

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How to influence those with more power
Expert and referent power are really important … think about it as a reputation that you're building over time and the stronger that reputation when it comes time for you to actually suggest a change to the company or complain about something … then they will go "oh maybe we should listen" … it's a long-term strategy.
Banishing Backlash
We’ve all heard that women who are too assertive tend to get backlash whereas men can assert themselves with impunity. You might even know a woman who has been told she is too aggressive or pushy. Yet women need to assert themselves to get ahead and be taken seriously in leadership roles. What’s going on here and what can women do about it?
Ambidextrous Leaders
Connson Locke presents two dichotomies in leaders’ behaviour: acting as influencers versus facilitators, and telling someone what to do versus asking for their views. By analogy with ambidexterity (the ability to work with both hands equally well), she says leaders must develop skills on both sides of each dichotomy, and they sometimes need to step outside of their comfort zones to do that.

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