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Leading with Conviction: MP Daisy Cooper on Building Consensus and Influencing Effectively

In today's episode, I'm joined by Daisy Cooper. Daisy was elected as MP for St Albans in 2019, unseating the previous Tory MP of nine years and becoming the first 'liberal' to hold the seat since 1904. Having previously been the digital, culture, media and sport spokesperson and then education spokesperson for the party, she is now its health and social care spokesperson and deputy leader. Daisy is a passionate internationalist, and before she was elected worked in Commonwealth affairs for ten years campaigning for LGBT+ rights abroad and for greater transparency around how taxpayers’ money is used to help some of the world’s poorest. She continues to campaign for the preservation and promotion of Britain’s place in Europe and the world. In this episode we stayed away from party politics, but did explore what led her to a career in politics and how she operates as a leader in this setting. We spoke about building consensus, influencing skills and how to lead effectively when you do not have direct authority over others. And as is so often the case, we touched on the ever-relevant topics of maintaining our energy, staying resilient and priority management. Book Competition – Click in the link below to win one copy of each of the following books: The Alignment Advantage by Richard Nugent Bragging Rights by Lisa Bragg The Long Distance Team by Kevin Eikenberry Mission: Leadership – Lifting The Mask by Ben Morton Positive Influence by Glenn Parker We want to hear from you! Whether it’s a leadership question for Ben, some feedback on the show, or a guest suggestion, we’d love to hear from you. Whatever the reason for getting in touch, you can easily do it by clicking the link below that Ben will personally review. Mentioned in this episode: The FREE 10-4-10 Course Sign up today and sharpen your skills on, keeping your team motivated, effective delegation, planning and prioritization, handling Imposter Syndrome, and much more. It's my FREE online coaching course to help you become the leader that people want to follow. Click here for the 10-4-10 Coaching

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