Our American Management Association New Media Team did a webcast with Kristi Hedges, author of The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others, last week. She discussed how to build personal influence in your organization. You can still register and listen to the archived version.
Leadership Presence: How to Build Personal Influence in Your Organization
February 22, 2012
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Meeting Number: 17494-00001
Presence is the corporate “it” factor. It’s directly linked to your ability to get noticed, forge trusting relationships, and get others on board with your agenda. In increasingly distributed companies, managers are often left alone to translate a vision and galvanize cross-functional teams.
Influence is the primary means for getting work done.
The Wall Street Journal recently weighed in, stating that “presence plays an increasingly important role as companies grapple with a weak recovery and fewer management layers.”
Presence is an amorphous concept with a defined impact in our success. We’re experts at reading others’ presence, but it’s remarkably hard to understand and shape our own without the right approach.
The good news is that anyone can strengthen their presence in a way that’s authentic, natural, and influential whether they’re an introvert, extrovert, aspiring or seasoned leader.
Kristi Hedges is an executive coach, leadership development consultant, and author of Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others. Her proprietary presence coaching model has been utilized by clients spanning Fortune 500 corporations, global professional services firms, entrepreneurial businesses, national associations, and the U.S. government. She’s a leadership contributor to Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com, and a speaker for Vistage International and The Founder Institute. She writes about leadership at kristihedges.com and tweets @kristihedges.