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Finding your voice – let’s continue the conversation

By François Ortalo-Magné

In my recent 200 Days message I issued an invitation to the School community to let me know how LBS has helped you to find your voice. Your responses so far have been both fascinating and uplifting – I want to reflect briefly on a few and, if you have not already done so, to encourage you again to join the conversation.

Possibly the most noticeable and powerful theme running through many of your stories is the empowering effect of the LBS community. It is continually helping individuals to grow in their careers, take on new challenges, to achieve and to and innovate, often in unexpected ways.

“…the recurring theme that has helped me find my voice is the support and encouragement I have received throughout my time here from my colleagues, my line managers and my department.”

“LBS boosted my self-confidence and gave me the ‘ability to dare’”.

“LBS has helped me to find my voice as a leader outside of my own area of specialism. It has given me exposure to amazing professionals in other fields, who have different skills, backgrounds and experiences, and actively encouraged me to work in partnership with them.”

Finally, as one of you observes, “my voice…only exists in the continual dialogue with colleagues, alumni and students – it’s their voices as much as mine. A chorale not a solo…”

It’s not too late to join the conversation so please do email me with the story of how LBS helped you to find your voice, adding FYV to the subject line. More stories and feedback will be shared in due course.

Read Rebecca’s story in the ‘Our People’ section.