Empson & Morley – Leading Professional People

In this podcast series Professor Laura Empson and David Morley explore the real-life challenges of leading professional people; bringing together insights from Laura’s decades of academic research into professionals and David’s own first-hand experience of leading a global law firm. They’re joined by leaders from some of the world’s most successful professional firms, like McKinsey, KPMG and Allen & Overy, to talk about the everyday realities of leadership.

So if you’re a lawyer, consultant, banker, doctor, accountant, advertising executive, academic – basically if you think of yourself as a professional – this podcast is for you.

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18 Dec

2020

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Professor Laura Empson and David Morley introduce their new podcast series ‘Leading Professional People’.

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11 Jan

2021

Ep 1: Paradoxes of Leadership

Empson gets a call at midnight from a client asking for advice as a potential leadership coup gathers momentum. Morley & Empson discuss the paradoxes of leading professional people, including the paradox of autonomy and control. When your “followers” don’t like being told what to do, how do you get them to do anything?

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