Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Steps to Portray the Leader in You

October 2013               Executive Intelligent Blog

Do you ever wonder how some people seem to naturally be leaders while others struggle to convey any authority?  Conviction and passion are two important features that will boost the impact of your message.   Regardless of your personality and style, you too can present yourself more naturally and effectively as a leader.  To begin with, exercise how you express your passion and your conviction..

In addition, while in conversation, successful leaders portray that they are interested in the discussion and the people around them. They listen closely and convey genuine interest through eye contact, facial, and body gestures.  They are real, everyday people, not larger-than-life, overly focused on themselves, or pompous. Still, they have developed their voice and their presence.

Here are 5 steps that everyone can do to present themselves as a leader.

  1. Identify what you are passionate about.
  2. Relax and become comfortable with your passions.
  3. Give interactions your undivided attention.
  4. Express yourself and listen deeply. 
  5. Focus on the mission or cause of your passions, not yourself.

If you would like to cultivate your voice and your presence, look into our forthcoming informal class Finding the Leader in You: Develop Your Presence and Voice to participate in a hands on mini-course and develop your leadership presence. 

Wishing you a happy and influential Fall!
ExecIntel Solutions Team