Episode 5

Published on:

30th Mar 2023

Making your voice count

As leaders we have a platform and opportunity to use our voice and our influence, whether we like it or not. In this episode we explore how and when you might choose to use your voice.

We share our own views, thoughts and experiences:

  • 5:37 – representing what matters
  • 8:23 – what does it mean to have a voice?
  • 13:53 – individual v. organisational views
  • 28:14 – testing alignment
  • 36:56 – persistent and consistent
  • 39:01 How to…make your voice count

As always, we share our top takeaways to help you make your voice count. This week it’s about understanding what matters most to you and your people so you can determine how and where you can use your voice as a leader. Don’t try to be perfect and lean into the discomfort that might come with some of this.

In this episode we reference the Edelman Trust Barometer 2023.


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How to Take the Lead
Unfiltered conversations for the modern leader
How to Take the Lead is a show exploring all things leadership.

Every week we'll be exploring a different part of life as a leader, questioning everything we've ever learnt and sharing a few of our own stories along the way.

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Lee Griffith

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Lee Griffith is an executive coach and leadership communications strategist who works with CEOs and senior leaders to maximise their impact. A former award-winning communications and engagement director with over 20 years of experience, Lee has supported everything from major incidents to reconfigurations, turnarounds and transformations. She now runs her own company, sunday skies, and speaks regularly about how leaders can build connection and effect change through great communication and engagement. Find out more via www.sundayskies.com.

Carrie-Ann Wade

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Carrie-Ann Wade is a communications director in the NHS with over 20 years of communications and marketing experience. She is also founder of Cat’s Pajamas Communications which focuses on mentoring communications professionals to grow and thrive in their careers. She has been named one of F:entrepreneur's #ialso100 2020 top female entrepreneurs and business leaders, and Cat’s Pajamas has been recognised in Small Business Saturday's UK #SmallBiz100, as a business with impact.
Find out more via www.cats-pajamas.co.uk