Fiona Elsa Dent
Fiona Elsa Dent MSc, MA, Chartered FCIPD, FHEA is the co-author of Influencing: Skills and Techniques for Business Success. Fiona is a Director of Executive Education at Ashridge Management College in the UK. She specialises in interpersonal and influencing skills, leadership, team working, and people management skills. Fiona worked as part of a team developing the Ashridge Inventory of Management Skills and from this created a range of 360° inventories to assist participants to identify their learning objectives and development needs. She has also developed the Influencing Style Preference Inventory which is used on various development programmes. During her time at Ashridge Fiona has directed several programmes including Influencing Strategies and Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Creating Working Relationships and Developing Business and Leadership Skills. International experience includes running programmes in South East Asia, the Middle East, Russia, Romania, Germany and France. Fiona has written seven books. She continues to research and write, in the areas of influencing as a key leadership skill, relationship management and is currently involved in a research project about Women in Business which will result in a book to be published in 2012.