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Leadership Presence: How Do You Feel About This?

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. If you asked Bella, the miniature Australian Shepard in this photo, she’d tell you what a great time she’s having rolling in the mud! But if all you had to go on was your personal reaction to this image, you might have come to a different conclusion. Bill Toppeta, a…

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Trust, Leadership, and the Power of Stories

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. TRUST. Every leader needs it. Trust is the foundation for successful collaboration. It is the glue that bonds team members and builds organizational commitment and engagement. But there is a problem. We learn what is important to leaders by the behaviors we see modeled by those leaders, and too often…

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Projecting Leadership Presence in a Teleconference

    Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. In a famous 2002 experiment, a Stanford University professor made audiotapes of physicians and their patients in session. Half of the doctors had been previously brought to court for malpractice. She then played the tapes for her students, who were able to determine which physicians had been sued. But…

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Do You Have a Leadership Presence?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Leadership presence is a blending of attitudes, qualities, and behaviors that send all the right signals and makes you stand out from your peers. But leadership presence isn’t automatically assigned to you because you have a leadership title, advanced technical skills, or a high-level of leadership potential — and it’s not…

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Body Language & Leadership Presence

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Lately, unsurprisingly, I have had increased interest in how to use body language when on a Zoom meeting. Here’s a link to an article from TechRepublic quoting me on the topic. And if you want a broader body language perspective, take a look at my LinkedInLearning course: Body Language for Leaders. Virtually or in…

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Body Language in the Presidential Debate – A Leadership Lesson

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D There is a magician’s trick called the “Vanishing Ball Illusion,” in which a ball tossed in the air seems to disappear – but in reality is never actually thrown. The trick depends on the magician’s skill in creating such a strong expectation of the throw that the audience actually hallucinates having…

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Ten Questions To Power Up Your “Leadership Presence”

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D I was recently asked to coach a senior-level manager from a technology firm in Silicon Valley. I learned that this man’s work was of the highest caliber and that his advancement had (up to this point) been fast-tracked. But now his career was stalled. When I asked why this high…

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None of Us are Smarter than All of Us: Collaborative Leadership from A to Z

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Collaboration has become an essential ingredient for organizational success (perhaps even survival). As organizations move toward more collaborative cultures, a new leadership model is emerging – one that replaces command and control with trust and inclusion. The leader’s role is to encourage team members to see themselves as valued contributors,…

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Leadership Presence: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Increase it

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Leadership presence, that illusive but “we know it when we see it” quality, is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It’s how you show up, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It’s the…

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Executive Briefing 11.19.15 – Unforgettable Leaders Inspire Loyalty; Leadership Lessons from Today’s Most Successful CEOs; Common Mistakes CEOs Make

In today’s Executive Briefing we get Leadership Lessons from Today’s Most Successful and Passionate CEOs by Jo Eismont, Social Media and Web Editor, Insights Learning and Development.  Also included is a look at How Unforgettable Leaders Inspire Loyalty from Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment to thank our…

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How People Fool Us into Believing Them

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. I can tell if you are conning me – some of the time. During my years as a therapist, it became second nature to notice the body language of my clients. During our conversations, I would sit across from people and try to infer from their nonverbal signals how they…

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Do You Sound Like a Leader?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. In 2002, a Stanford University professor made audiotapes of physicians and their patients in session. Half of the doctors had been previously brought to court for malpractice. She then played the tapes for her students, who were able to determine which physicians had been sued. But here’s the catch: The recordings…

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When She Looked Away, Did You Think She Stopped Listening?

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. You were having an intense conversation with a woman you met at a networking event when she began to shift her gaze from your face to look around the room. Did that made you feel as if she’d stopped listening? If so, it wasn’t a logical reaction. You know that…

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How Savvy Negotiators Read Body Language

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Because I’ve trained them to do so, I know that many negotiators have learned how to read body language and to use the resulting insights to their advantage. But I also know that other negotiators miss valuable opportunities simply because they don’t pay attention. They get so wrapped up in…

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Why I Couldn’t Make His People Change

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. A while back, I was on a phone call from a prospective client who was looking to “book a speaker who would make my people want to change.” The caller was the vice president of a large company going through a substantial transformation – and the following conversation showed that…

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The Power of a Simple Thank You Note

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. During a break at the conference where I had just spoken on “Connection, Empathy, and Leadership Presence,” a man from the audience told me this story: “When one of our leadership team members suddenly died, I told his wife that I’d clean out his office and make sure she received…

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Ouch! You Excluded Me

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Naomi Eisenberger, a social neuroscience researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), designed an experiment to find out what goes on in the brain when people feel rejected by others. She had volunteers play a computer game while their brains were scanned by fMRI machines. Subjects thought…

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