Apr 22 2021

Whether you work as an Academic or in Professional Services, sometimes the biggest challenges come when you are leading on an initiative that reaches across whole areas, rather than your own team. How then can you garner the support and collaboration you need from colleagues in cross-functional teams?

In the second of the Managers Forum themed discussions on Thursday 22 April, we will explore the issue of ‘Leading with Influence’, defined as ‘the power to have an effect on people or things’. Mark Pearson, Head of Knowledge Exchange and Entrepreneurship, Professor Helen Nicholson, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance and Professor Laura Spence, School of Business and Management will take part in a panel discussion to give their view and experience of leading with influence. They will respond to the following questions and answer others raised by attendees at the discussion:

  • What does ‘leading through influence’ mean for you?
  • What does it take to ‘lead through influence’ (what has to happen?)
  • What is an example of your greatest ‘successes in leading through influence’
  • What advice would you give to someone who needs to influence others but perhaps lack experience or confidence?

For further information and details of how to join, please go to Managers Discussion Forum or contact OrgDevroyalholloway.ac.uk.


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