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10 Body Language Hacks to Project Leadership Presence on Video

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D You may be a senior-level executive, an innovative entrepreneur, or a respected expert in your field — but when you are on camera, do you know how to project leadership presence? Sylvia Gorajek is a Video Strategist and Executive Producer helping Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley tech startups narrate their stories with…

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5 Body Language Hacks That Make You Look Like A Leader

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D You may have a leadership title – or tremendous leadership potential — but do you look like a leader? Influencing people’s perception of you is called impression management, and body language plays a key role. Here are five body language hacks that make you look like a leader: 1. Start with…

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8 Ways Leaders Build Collaboration

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Most leaders agree that effective collaboration is more important than ever in today’s turbulent business environment. In fact, a company’s very survival may depend on how well it can combine the potential of its people and the quality of the information they possess with their ability — and willingness — to…

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Virtual Presence for Leaders 

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Being perceived as a leader is the essence of leadership presence. While most of my coaching focuses on helping leaders enhance their presence in face-to-face encounters, I also realize that a different set of skills is required for projecting leadership presence when communicating virtually. Communication mediums run a spectrum from “lean” to “rich.”…

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Take Your Values Off the Walls…Display Them in the Halls

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. A sales manager read an article about his company’s refusal to deal with any country where “under the table” money was part of the negotiation process. He circled the article and wrote the words Right On! in the column, and mailed it to his CEO. The attached note said: “I’m proud to work in…

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The Importance of the Human Touch in a Digital World 

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Most of us use our cell phones and computers to inform, make requests of, and collaborate with co-workers, clients and customers. The digital age has connected people across the world, making e-commerce and global networking a reality. But does this reliance on technology, also mean we are losing the ability to effectively…

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Balancing Fun and Professionalism At The Holiday Office Party

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Are you planning to attend your office holiday party? I hope so. This is a great occasion to relax and have a good time — and can be a highly anticipated, positive antidote to year-end stress. But anytime you combine fun with professionalism, it can also be a challenge. Here are ten…

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Body Language: Telling Your Team How You Really Feel

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Do you know that your team is constantly evaluating your emotions through cues in your body language – and that they can do so in a fraction of a second? At the Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging at the University of Glasgow, researchers found that it takes only 200 miliseconds to read…

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The Body Language of Collaborative Leaders

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D During a break in my seminar on collaborative leadership, a man from the audience told this story: “My wife is an attorney, and I have always been a supporter of women in the workplace. I also believe in collaboration and try to make everyone feel included and appreciated. So I was…

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Reading Body Language at Work: Five Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Human beings are genetically programmed to look for facial and behavioral cues and to quickly understand their meaning. We see someone gesture and automatically make a judgment about the intention of that gesture. And we’ve been doing this for a long, long time. As a species we knew how to win…

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Examining the Body Language of Charisma

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Let’s face it, in business dealings, charisma counts. A lot. And charisma is as much about impressions and body language as it is about issues and substance. I’ve seen many qualified people get passed over for promotion (or lose a sale or fail an interview) simply because they couldn’t project an…

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I Instantly Knew I Couldn’t Trust You

Here’s How I Made That Mistake… Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Knowing whom to trust is an important social and business skill. But it’s not that simple – although it is fast. It took me only seven seconds to assess your confidence, competence, status, likeability, warmth, and, yes, your trustworthiness. You can’t stop me (or anyone,…

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10 Tips To Supercharge Your Success in 2018 

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Last year I gave a seminar on “leadership presence” for the executive team of a high-tech company in Northern California. The next day, the president of the company telephoned: “I have an administrative assistant who is the brightest, most creative person I’ve worked with. The problem is, we are relocating and…

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The Greatest Gift

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D I was still in high school when my father was fired from the San Francisco Examiner. Dad loved the newspaper business, and he especially enjoyed his job, working with the newsboys who (then) sold papers on street corners. I knew he’d be devastated by the loss. To add to the problem,…

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How Santa Claus Knows If You’ve Been Naughty Or Nice

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus determines whether to leave you a present or a lump of coal on Christmas Eve? How he knows if you’ve been naughty or nice? I don’t have any hard evidence to back me up, but I’m pretty sure that he must be a first-class…

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How Leaders Build – And Destroy – Trust

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Trust is the belief or confidence that one party has in the reliability, integrity and honesty of another party. It is the expectation that the faith one places in someone else will be honored. When I asked 537 managers how leaders build and destroy trust, here is what I learned .…

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10 Body Language Myths That Limit Success

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Body language plays a key role in your career – from your first job interview to the ongoing process of building professional relationships to being perceived as having leadership presence. But not everything you’ve heard about body language is accurate. Don’t limit your success by buying into these ten myths: Using…

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You Can’t Fake It When It Comes to Confidence

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Think about a time when you needed to project confidence but felt uncertain or insecure. How did you handle it? Did you try to hide these feelings and just “fake it ’til you make it?” If you did, it probably didn’t work. The problem is that attempting to suppress genuine emotions…

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