Prof. Connson Locke joined the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group in 2008 as Lecturer in Management. She is also a member of the Innovation Co-Creation Lab|, the Radical Innovation Team Processes and Leadership project| and she holds director level positions with two high-level executive education programmes at the LSE: the Executive Global Masters in Management and the LSE’s successful programme of short executive education courses aimed at senior professionals. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (Haas School of Business), her MSc in Business Administration the Haas School of Business, and her BA.(Hons) in Sociology from Harvard University. Before commencing her postgraduate study, Prof. Locke worked for over ten years as an educator, manager, and consultant in the United States and Asia. She has designed and taught executive education programmes on leadership, team management, negotiation, and communication skills as well as provided individual coaching to executives at all levels. Prof. Locke's research focuses on the relationship between managers and their employees, a relationship essential to organisational performance and employee productivity and satisfaction. The power imbalance inherent in this hierarchical relationship makes it particularly complex and challenging as it affects the interpersonal perceptions, judgment, and behaviour of both parties. Drawing from social and cognitive psychology, her work contributes to our understanding of leadership, followership, communication, and power.