“The concepts in this book are career making. Kristi Hedges has crafted a straightforward process for communicating to build trust, increase connection, and instill confidence. Filled with personal stories and case studies, it reads like a novel and instructs like a how-to book.”— Charles H. Green, author, Trust-Based Selling; coauthor, The Trusted Advisor and The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook
“The Power of Presence offers thoughtful, inspiring guidance for developing essential leadership communication skills in yourself, and for cultivating them in others. It’s filled with practical, real-world examples you’ll go back to again and again.” — Niki Leondakis, President and COO, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
“The Power of Presence is the essential guide to the cultivation of executive presence. Based on years of personal experience and work with hundreds of corporate and political leaders, Hedges offers a path to discover your inner strengths and transform your leadership behaviors to reach new levels of personal success.” — Dr. Robert E. Denton, Jr., Department Head, Communications, and W. Thomas Rice Chair of Leadership Studies, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
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Everyone recognizes leaders with “presence.” They stand out for their seemingly innate ability to command attention and inspire commitment. But what is this secret quality they exude, exactly? Executive and CEO coach Kristi Hedges demystifies this elusive trait, revealing that leadership presence is the intersection of outward influencing skills and internal mental conditioning. Using her I-Presence model, the author shows how anyone-regardless of position or personality-can strengthen their impact. Readers will learn how to build trust as the foundation for leadership, eschew perfectionism for authenticity, banish limiting thoughts and behaviors, and galvanize their team through visionary, inspiring communications. Stellar technical knowledge, a strong work ethic, excellent presentation skills-none of these tangible traits puts people on the career fast track as readily as a compelling presence. Filled with profiles of leaders with powerful presence and the latest neuroleadership research translated into actionable habits, this authoritative guide puts a little-understood, but potentially game-changing, tool within everyone’s reach.