What Is Executive Presence?

As a leader, you are the person people look to for guidance and direction. You need to step up and be that person. How you do this is up to you. Your Executive Presence encompasses both the role or position you hold, and how you enact this role. Both are central to your identity. Your Executive Presence reflects how you convey your identity to those around you. Knowing who you are and how you impact people are significant elements of...

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The Secret Of Metacommunication

Guest article by Cher Williscroft.  Good communicators take care to get their message across, so it is received as it is intended by using a communication skill called metacommunication. As a result, they have more influence and receive more cooperation. It is critical to metacommunicate when you want to successfully discuss something tricky that has the potential to trigger a reactive response in your listener. When you approach another person for a conversation or a request, you must communicate about the...

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Approaching Established Teams: Hero, Savior or a Thorn in Their Side

Currently, many leaders in the public sector find themselves with a boss they didn’t sign up to work for. What is to be made of this experience? We definitely have new leaders in our organisations. The likelihood of fresh approaches, innovation and not doing the same old things in the same old way, is high. However, with each new appointment, comes an entry into an established leadership team. A team usually appointed by your predecessor. This has its own challenges....

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