Linguistic Profiling
for Professionals


Communication is critical to great leadership. 

Modern leaders need to have a creative, adaptable and versatile language skills-set under a constant round of review and improvement.

In order for a leader to succeed, regardless of the organisation they work in, their communication style needs to reflect this.

Professor Louise Mullany Inaugural Lecture

At the University of Nottingham we have been researching, teaching and delivering leadership consultancy and training for over 20 years. Our innovative and creative approach to workshops and consultancy is unique, as it is directly informed by cutting-edge academic research. Our coaching methods encourage leaders to pinpoint their current communication styles and to assess their effectiveness, using a set of practical linguistic toolkits. This process of reflection creates the presence and impact that modern leaders strive for within their teams.

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The University of Nottingham has been at forefront of global leadership communication research for several years. The LiPP team has worked with over 200 organisations from public, private and third sectors on leadership communication, both in the UK and globally. Recent leadership research and consultancies have included:

  • effective chairing styles
  • business meeting efficiency analysis
  • leading top teams
  • being an effective leader online
  • effective decision-making
  • team dynamics and successful rapport management
  • miscommunication avoidance and conflict resolution
  • communicating authority in official letters and documents
  • gender and leadership effectiveness
  • breaking leadership stereotypes
  • increasing diversity in leadership roles

Building on LiPP's long-established profile of internationally-recognised published work, key projects include:

Leadership identities online
Investigating how professional identities are portrayed and responded to in a variety of online settings including figures from politics, police forces, legal firms and charities.
Executive Education
High potential growth leadership communication programmes, in collaboration with Nottingham University Business School, with clients including Boots and e2v.



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Linguistic Profiling for Professionals

Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0) 115 748 6360
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924