Justin Haroun, Director of Westminster’s Centre for Resilience, was interviewed on how Theresa May could use resilience techniques in preparation speech closing the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday 3 October.

When asked what Theresa May’s mental attitude should be prior to her speech, Justin spoke about three key stages: preparing well, adapting in the moment and recovering afterwards.

Justin said: “The next piece now for her will be to see how well she has recovered from last year’s speech and how it led from that recovery onto preparing her new speech.”

He also stressed on how important authenticity is for leaders to connect with the public: “What we see in good leadership qualities is that good leaders present in a coherent way but also with their values, meanings and purposes.

“Quite often, leaders are given advice on how to fake it. What we need to train leaders on is how to be more human in a real way, and not overusing the tools of connecting without authentic values.”

Listen to the full BBC Radio 5 Live interview from 36:50 to 46:30.

Listen to the BBC Radio Berkshire interview from 45:15 to 47:50.

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