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How to deal with the Likeability Bias

One answer lies in increasing awareness of this form (or any others) of unconscious bias with the people making the selections and with electorates.  That however is a societal and macro level issues, at the very least organisational in scope. Political parties for example would do well to educate people involved in their selection processes […]

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Women, politics and Likeability

Women aspiring to political office face a significant barrier to success. Well perhaps they face many, but I’m not talking about balancing family responsibilities, childcare, elderly care or domestic responsibilities. The big issue is the L word, the Likeability factor. To be selected or elected you have to be likeable. That much is obvious. As […]

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Women getting selected and elected – The context

Why you need to be liked! Likeability, the key to success for speaking, influencing and communicating. What all good salespeople know is that people buy on emotion and justify on reason. That is true of “buying” a person as well as a product. This sales adage may have initially come from folk wisdom and sales […]

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The power of public speaking

The Dancing Queen! What a difference a year makes – Key learnings from Theresa May! If you ever doubted the power of public speaking surely the recent PM’s conference speech will have put you straight. Speaking matters. It’s why Churchill became PM and not Lord Halifax, Kennedy beat Nixon, why David Cameron, as a relative […]

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Politics – Why don’t women run??

Why aren’t there more women in politics? There has been a lot of discussion and focus in the media about this recently. Not surprising really, given that 100 years on from women getting the vote, women still make up only 32 % of all MPs and about the same % of local councillors. In the […]

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Women, Power, Presence and Presentation

How to deal with the Likeability Bias

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How to deal with the Likeability Bias

How to deal with the Likeability Bias

One answer lies in increasing awareness of this form (or any others) of unconscious bias with...

16 Jul 2019
Women, politics and Likeability

Women, politics and Likeability

Women aspiring to political office face a significant barrier to success. Well perhaps they face many,...

2 Jul 2019