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Inspirational Quotes of the Day

“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.”

-Dag Hammarskjold


Inspirational Quotes of the Day

“If you don’t have the desire and the belief in yourself to keep trying after you’ve been told you should quit, you’ll never make it.”

-Tawni O’Dell

Leadership Presence

Is it really important that you become more commanding?  After all, you may feel you already are a good leader since everyone likes you.  You are nice and get along well with everyone.  You are respected by those under your charge.  So, why be concerned with changing how you operate? 

Think twice before you answer that question.  Your answer should be a resounding “yes”– you do need to consider how you present yourself and how others view you.  As a leader it is imperative that you have good leadership presence.  We are not talking about being overbearing, obnoxious, forceful, or loud.  Those behaviors are not conducive to good leadership.  What we are talking about is paying attention to your body language, the tone of your voice, and how you direct others.   Commanding the floor will enable you to be heard.  Your ideas and suggestions will be taken seriously.  You will be given credit for your contributions.  You will be respected for the great leader you are. 

If you are serious about wanting to improve your leadership presence, there are some great private trainers who can help you.  Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but you just may be able to retain the services of one of the top private trainers for presentation skills.  She only works with top executives and is hard core.  She will tell you the ugly truth and then help you fix your image and presence.  You will be a stronger presenter and communicator as a result.