Katy Granville-Chapman

Associate Fellow of the Oxford Character Project

Katy Granville-Chapman is an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Character Project and co-author of ‘Leader: know, love and inspire your people’. Katy is the co-founder of Global Social Leaders, a leadership programme which has participants in 105 countries, all passionate about creating and sustaining positive change in the world. Katy is doing a DPhil (PhD) at Oxford University asking how leaders could improve the flourishing of those they lead; she is a research associate at the Oxford University Wellbeing Research Centre. She is a deputy headteacher and founder of the Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute.

>Masterclass (with co-author Emmie Bidston): Leadership: what’s love got to do with it? 

This Masterclass will explore the impact of love on leadership and flourishing. We begin with the premise that love is crucial to flourishing and that the key role of any leader is to enable others to flourish, particularly in a school, where we are in the privileged position of educating young people. We also argue that since everyone has the capacity to love, anyone can also improve another person’s flourishing; following this argument, we propose that anyone can be a leader. 
We will present you with three key lessons to bring love into your leadership, supported by rigorous research from positive psychology and positive organisational scholarship, along with case studies and stories. We will also ask you to consider how you can apply each of these lessons to your own practice

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