14.1 Jackie Weaver, Chief Officer
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Do you have the authority? Viv Groskop talks to Jackie Weaver; viral internet sensation, author of the book You Do Have the Authority Here! and chief officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils. They discuss difficult meetings (no, really) as well as zoom etiquette, how to prepare, and how to keep calm in the face of aggression. Jackie considers why men bully, why women don't apply for jobs - and why local politics is your best bet to change the world. Also, of course, how to read the standing orders. And understand them.

Viv's latest book, Lift As You Climb is out now.


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