This new series from award-winning course designers at Mindscaling, based on the bestselling work of Karen Hough, is released in 4 modules:

Part 2: Build Leadership Confidence
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.

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 mindset of an improv actor! 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. And to have leadership presence: something that builds the trust we need to work together through good times and bad.

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. Ms. Hough is a graduate of Yale University and La Sorbonne, Paris IV. She is deeply committed to volunteer activities and philanthropy.

  • Recognize how non-verbal behavior affects others
  • Use your physical body to build and demonstrate confidence
  • Use “bookends” to create high-impact interactions