Public lecture audience

Management academic launches book on authentic leadership

To be authentic we must be committed to making changes
Dr Rebecca Newton and the panel take questions from the audience.

Dr Rebecca Newton launched her latest book on how to lead with gravitas at a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The book, entitled Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why, provides readers at any level of their career with pracitcal tools on how to become trusted, respected and inspirational leaders by acquiring 'authentic gravitas'.

Drawing on her 20 years’ experience of researching and teaching leadership, Dr Newton explained to the audience what it means to be an authentic leader and showed how anyone can lead with gravitas and drive positive change.

Dr Newton was joined on stage by a panel of inspiring leaders from various fields. Shanelle Hall (Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF), Shaheen Sayed (Health and Public Service Lead at Accenture), and Shaun Sinniah (Managing Director of Strategy and Sales at Guy Carpenter) all shared their thoughts on what it means to be an 'authentic' leader.

Dr Newton is a Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE’s Department of Management. She is also an organisational psychologist, an executive coach and is the Founder and CEO of CoachAdviser.

When she isn’t coaching leaders at multinational corporations such as Coca-Cola, Google and Nike, Dr Newton teaches LSE students on the Global Master’s in Management (GMiM) programme.

The event was part of LSE's public lecture programme and was chaired by Sandy Pepper, Professor of Management Practice in the Department of Management.

Listen to the event podcast here.

Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why can be purchased online.

Friday 21 June 2019