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Deference to authority

The roots of deference to authority may go back to your early career or even childhood. Being overly deferential can take away from thinking strategically and commercially which is what is needed at a senior level.

Your new strengths and abilities

  • Understand your root causes for being deferential.
  • Greater self awareness – understand what happens when people are overly deferential.
  • A new approach to self confidence.
  • The art of thinking and behaving strategically and commercially.

Did you know?

Sometimes it is necessary for leaders to take unpopular decisions for the good of the organisation whilst overly deferential managers feel that a condition of success in business is to please.

Who would benefit?

Overly deferential managers where their true contribution to meetings would be considered far more valuable.

To discuss a current or potential need, contact Robin Johnson at OvationXL on 07774 415 561 or

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