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The Art of Leadership Presence


This new series, based on the bestselling work of Karen Hough, is available in 4 short high-impact Modules:

Module 1: Presence 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.

Module 2: 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.

Module 3: Consistency Build trust through preparation and follow-through; Enhance respectful and accountable behavior when playing a team leadership role.

Module 4: Calm in Chaos Expand capabilities to use body and mind when dealing with chaos; Recognize how to acknowledge, deal, and move on from difficult situations.

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.

In this course you will learn:

  • The secrets of "improv" - a method of acting that elicits insightful communication and authentic interaction.
  • How to demonstrate leadership presence and build trust by leveraging your strengths.
  • Tips for making your conversations and presentations more meaningful and effective.

About the Author

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.