CEMS Webinar Series: Making Your Voice Heard

Drawing on research from her new book, Making Your Voice Heard, Professor Connson Locke will look at how to develop your leadership presence and be more influential in the workplace. Discover a fresh approach to influence, grounded in psychological research, and learn how to make your voice heard, regardless of your background or gender.
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How do you exercise influence when those around you have as much or more power than you do? Where does your power come from? Connson’s book, based on her hugely popular Guardian Masterclass ‘Developing your presence, power, and influence’, draws on the latest research in social psychology and looks to answer why some people are more influential than others and what can make people take notice. This practical guide will help you hone your personal style and enhance your presence and influence.

More about our Speaker:

Professor Connson Locke

Professor Connson Locke joined the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2008 where she teaches the CEMS Global Leadership course as well as courses in Organisational Behaviour and Negotiations. Connson has over 30 years’ experience as an educator, coach, and consultant working in Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, and Australia. Prior to entering academia, she served as Regional Training and Development Manager for the Boston Consulting Group where she was responsible for the learning and development of consulting staff in 10 offices across Asia Pacific. Connson holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Business Administration (Organisational Behaviour) from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University where she graduated with honours. Her new book, Making Your Voice Heard, uses the research on power and influence to help people speak up to those who have more power than they do. https://connsonlocke.com/

More about our Moderator:

Professor Julia Backmann

Julia Backmann is an Assistant Professor at the University College Dublin (UCD) where she teaches the CEMS Global Leadership module and courses related to leadership, team collaboration, and innovation management. Before joining UCD in January 2019, Julia worked as an Assistant Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. She holds a Ph.D. from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar, Germany), a M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics (LSE), and a B.A. in European Business from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Applied Sciences in Muenster (Germany). Before starting to work in research and teaching in 2009, she worked as a management consultant. In her research, Julia focusses on leadership and collaboration in challenging contexts. Her work has been published in renowned international Journals, such as the Academy of Management JournalLeadership QuarterlyJournal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Product Innovation Management.

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