Collaboritude: What is it? It’s a brand new word I created in 2015 which stands for “the necessary attitude for successful collaboration and innovation”. It’s about accessing the ‘power of play vs. power plays’.
What would you say if you were asked to name the most important attribute of Executive Presence (EP)?
According to research cited in the 2014 book ‘Executive Presence’ by Sylvia Hewlett, CEO of the Centre for Talent Innovation (CTI), EP turns out to be a dynamic mix of three things according to a survey of 4000 university-educated professionals including 268 senior executives surveyed:
Is your voice, a voice of authority?
When you hear the question "And what do you do?", how do you respond?... Do you hesitate or perhaps go on too long and sell yourself or your business short? Answer these five questions to design your own ‘60-second’ pitch you can use the...
How do you connect with your audience when you’re giving a presentation?
Remember that you’ll likely have a variety of different personalities in your audience, all with different preferences and priorities. Here’s an easy-to-remember guide......
When I saw Kevin Roberts, Worldwide CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi speak last year, he said something that stuck: What our customers want more than anything else is a sense of intimacy, a personal connection with you and your product or service.
So how do you create intimacy and connection in your presentations?
I recently returned from a week in Rarotonga where I had the chance to slow down and enjoy being. I layed in the hammock under the palm tree, gazing out on the warm blue ocean, and enjoyed feeling the breeze gently caress my skin. I also took the opportunity to practice mindfulness or 'the art of presence' away from my busy life back in Auckland.
When you hear the word 'play' used in the context of 'leadership', what comes to mind? Do you have a positive, negative, or mixed response?
How confident do you feel when you stand up to speak?
How connected do you feel to yourself and to your audience?
If you're like most people, you are a bit glossophobic (afraid of public speaking).
Have you ever held in your feelings during a meeting, not wanting to offend by speaking your mind? Then, afterwards, you think of all the things you SHOULD have said?