The Art of Leadership Presence

Stuff happens. Maybe your team responds to an idea in a way you never expected. Maybe the people who were supposed to show up didn’t. Maybe a colleague expresses concern with your leadership style. Maybe someone finds a serious error in the report.

We all experience surprises. What if you could meet these surprises with ease and confidence? And what if you could create, through your own personal presence, space for more positive, collaborative engagements between people?

You can when you adopt the practices of those who possess leadership presence. This means learning and practicing how to show up and be ready – ready to lead, to influence, and to contribute whether things go the way you expected or not.

Part 1: Develop Leadership Presence
Duration: 10 minutes (1st of four part series)
Identify how leadership presence can benefit your work situation, recognize the value of different types of leadership presence, and create a skill development plan for increasing trust and influence at work.

Part 2: Build Leadership Confidence
Duration: 8 minutes (2nd of four part series)
Acknowledge the power of non-verbal communication and how to use body language and eye contact to demonstrate leadership confidence; Practice techniques to exude confidence when speaking to others.

Part 3: Practice and Promote Consistency
Duration: 8 minutes (3rd of four part series)
Build trust through preparation and follow-through; Enhance respectful and accountable behavior when playing a team leadership role.

Part 4: Remain Calm in Chaos
Duration: 8 minutes (4th of four part series)
Expand capabilities to use body and mind when dealing with chaos; Recognize how to acknowledge, deal, and move on from difficult situations.

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About Karen Hough
Karen Hough is the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work” published by Berrett-Koehler. Her company, ImprovEdge received the silver Stevie International Award for “Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012” for Women in Business. She is the recipient of the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding women-owned business.