Most corporate cultures place a high value on accomplishment and productivity, which explains why so many compulsive, driven leaders rise to executive positions. The business landscape is filled with leaders who, while bent on achieving success, present difficulties for the people who work for … [Read more...] about Compulsive Leaders Pose Unique Challenges
Successful people are great communicators who recognize that conversations are part of an evolving social process. They aren’t just skilled listeners; they’re attuned to subtle social signals that are more revealing than words alone — and they use them to their advantage.
We’re more connected than … [Read more...] about Communicating Better:
4 Social Signals
As a leader, how adept are you at communicating your true intentions and managing perceptions? Even at the highest levels of government and business, leaders struggle to communicate their intentions. Most of us have some demonstrable deficiencies when it comes to influencing others. “You can … [Read more...] about How Great Leaders Manage Perceptions
What ever happened to unbridled joy in our daily lives? Remember the fun of play as children? Maybe we need to renew ourselves and start playing more. Something happens as we become working adults: we shift our priorities into organized, competitive, goal-directed activities. If an activity doesn’t … [Read more...] about Renewing Yourself: The Power of Play
Most self-help books focus on how you can achieve more. How can you do more, be more… and do it all faster. This article takes the opposite tack: how and why you should simply sit and be still. The practice of mindfulness - being fully present and aware of the here and now - leads to successful … [Read more...] about Successful Living through Mindfulness
How much time and attention do you give to your wardrobe and appearance? It’s often the little things that count. Like it or not, first impressions matter.
Remember Malcolm Gladwell’s blockbuster book Blink, back in 2007? The author stresses how quickly we decide to like or dislike someone. Our … [Read more...] about Your Personal Presence:
Developing Leadership Presence Presence, whether you call it executive, leadership or personal presence, is becoming the new corporate “it” factor. Apparently the topic covers a lot of ground, as you can imagine. Here are my recommendations for best books: Leadership Presence: Dramatic … [Read more...] about Biz Book Nuggets – Book Notes Vol. I, No. 10: September 24, 2014
In order to flourish in your career, you’ll need to pay attention to your executive presence. Learn how to improve presence for job interviews, promotion opportunities, and coaching and leadership development programs
“Executive presence begins in your head. It resides in how you think about … [Read more...] about How to Develop Executive Presence:
Actions Speak Louder than Words