Leadership presence is that illusive quality that sets you up for the next promotion and gives your career an extra boost. It’s a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, sends all the right signals. It’s how you show up and contribute in meetings. It’s projecting confidence and poise under pressure. It’s presenting your ideas decisively, assertively, and succinctly. It’s engaging others in ways that are authentic, empathetic and motivational. It’s optimizing the impact of body language in ways that make others evaluate you as a leader. It’s networking and self-promotion without being perceived as pushy or arrogant. It’s the ability to bring your authentic charismatic self into every encounter.
That’s what it is. Here is what leadership presence is not:
It’s not an attribute that is automatically assigned to you because of your merit.
It’s not necessarily reflective of your true qualities and potential.
Instead, leadership presence is the link between merit/potential and success – and it depends entirely on how other people evaluate you. The key to developing leadership presence is to realize that it is all about impression management. As one successful leader told me: “You need to show up each day the way you want to be perceived – which is simple to say, but difficult to accomplish unless you do your homework and really know yourself.”
Backed by neuroscience and based on research from Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, MIT Media Lab, and Columbia School of Business, this engaging session gives you tips you can put into action immediately to stand out as the credible and compassionate leader you truly are.
All event registrants will be sent a copy of Carol’s most recent book titled, Stand Out: How to Build Your Leadership Presence. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to select if you would prefer the book electronically or in a paperback edition. The books will be sent to you within 2 weeks after the event. Please be sure to provide your mailing address, if you would like the printed paperback edition.