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Executive Briefing 11.2.15 – Body Language of Women Running for President; Public Relations Research; Coexistence of FINRA and Social Media

In today’s Executive Briefing we take a look at The Body Language of Women Running for President with Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D.  Also included is a Short Story: The Coexistence of FINRA and Social Media by Jeff Mard, Vice President, HMG Company. As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment to thank our loyal…

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Does Your Body Speak the Language of True Executive Presence?

Denise Dudley, Author, Work It! Get In, Get Noticed, Get Promoted You know to pay close attention to the words you choose, but what about how you look when delivering your messages? Your body language is like a huge sign around your neck—written in a language that’s easily decipherable—revealing all sorts of things about you.…

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The Power of Language in the Campaign for Reproductive Choice

By Emma Beck, Account Executive, LEVICK From the 1965 U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing birth control for married couples to India’s recent introduction of an injectable contraceptive, the road map to enabling women to her reproductive rights has been, and continues to be, a long and winding path. Introducing family planning as a solution to…

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How Women Escape the Impostor Syndrome Trap

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. I give speeches and seminars on “The Power of Presence for Women Who Lead,” and after one of my sessions, I was asked by the head of Human Resources to coach Sandra. Introduced to me as a talented business professional with exceptional leadership skills, Sandra was being groomed for a…

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If You’ve Got a Brain, You’re as Biased as I Am

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Whenever we meet new people, our brain automatically and immediately begins to categorize them in some way – male or female, same or different, friend or foe – in order to predict what is likely to happen next. As leaders, we need to be aware that we are always evaluating…

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This is What You Say When You Talk with Your Hands

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. The body language question I’m asked the most when people are preparing to make a presentation is: “What should I do with my hands?” My answer? “Use them.” Research shows that audiences tend to view people who use a greater variety of gestures in a more favorable light. Studies have…

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Thriving On Post-Pandemic Change

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Change is difficult — and we have plenty of reasons to resist it! No one likes to contemplate letting go of the skills and behaviors that “got us here.” As individuals, we become psychologically attached to the status quo because it is familiar and comfortable. But even more difficult than…

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We All Need Leadership Presence

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. You are talented, skilled, and highly competent, with positive business results that have been responsible for your career progress to this point. What more could you possibly need? At a certain level, the force that will catapult you to more senior positions of leadership may have less to do with the…

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What is the Truth About Lie Detection?

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. “You’re next in line for a promotion.” “Let’s have lunch sometime.” “I’d love to read your report.” “No, those pants don’t make you look fat.” We get lied to all the time. People are dishonest with us out of politeness, to avoid punishment, to protect others, or to deliberately mislead…

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How to Become a More Collaborative Leader

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Lately I have had so many speaking engagements on “Leadership Presence” that I relish the chance to change course and to update my program on “Collaborative Leadership” for a client next month. For many organizations, “silo mentality” and knowledge hoarding behaviors are wasting the kind of collective brainpower that could lead…

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What if George Washington Lied?

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. February 22nd is George Washington’s birthday and I remember a story about his childhood. It’s reported that George chopped down a cherry tree, and when his irate father saw the damage and asked his son if he knew who did the deed, George owned up: “I cannot tell a lie.”…

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Why You Cannot Fake Your Feelings

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. I was once asked by the Senior Vice President of Human Resources to work with a leader whose micro-management was limiting her team’s effectiveness. When I met with the client, (let’s call her Judith), she was effusive with her praise – going on and on about how much she had heard…

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Do You Feel Visible?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D In a 2016 study, 240 senior leaders of a Silicon Valley technology company were asked to identify the most-critical factors for success at their level. The group agreed on track record and skills-based factors: a history of delivering results, technical depth of expertise, and the ability to manage a technical team.…

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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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Mentoring in the Age of Covid-19

Mickey Mandelbaum, Partner, Prosek Partners  Of all the havoc the pandemic has brought to the workplace, the one that worries me the most are the lessons and knowledge our younger colleagues are missing in the current work-from-home environment.  To be clear, I’m not talking about formal teach-ins or other company-wide meetings that can no longer…

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Virtual Communication Lessons from the DNC

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Over the last few months, organizations have transitioned from traditional offices to the virtual workplace, which makes your continued effectiveness as a communicator increasingly dependent on your ability to connect with, and influence others in this dramatically new environment.  With that in mind, I hope you watched the Democratic National Convention. For the…

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The Future Shock of Online Teaching has Arrived

Steve Lundin In retrospect we were always destined to move classes and business online, COVID-19 simply over-cranked the clock and accelerated the timetable. While the reports and prognostications from the likes of Gartner Research and Alvin Toffler charted a plodding, organic progression to our increasingly virtual community, it just took one simple global crisis to…

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