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London School of Economics and Political Science
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Dr Connson Locke

Senior Lecturer in Practice

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Group


Dr Connson Chou Locke joined the Department of Management in 2008. She teaches courses in organisational behaviour, leadership, and negotiation and decision making. In 2013, she received the Department of Management Outstanding Teaching Contribution Award. Dr Locke holds a PhD and MSc in Organisational Behaviour from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University where she graduated with honours.

Before entering academia, Dr Locke worked for 16 years as an educator, manager, and consultant in the United States and Asia Pacific. Most recently, she was Regional Training and Development Manager for the Boston Consulting Group where she oversaw the learning and development of consulting staff in 10 offices across Asia Pacific. Dr Locke has extensive experience designing and teaching leadership development programmes and providing executive coaching. She has worked in nearly 20 countries across Europe and Asia Pacific as well as in the United States and Australia.

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Followership
  • Power and influence 
  • Gender stereotypes
  • Voice and silence 
  • Organisational culture

Dr Locke's research draws from social and cognitive psychology to focus on leadership, power, and influence in organisations, in particular, leadership presence, adaptability, upward influence, and nonverbal communication. Dr Locke's current research interests include gender and leadership, diversity, and organisational culture.

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