In leadership and in almost all business communication, the greater your gravitas, the more impact you will have. At some point in the dialogues of almost all of my leadership coaching engagements we (my client and I) explore this important aspect. This Simple Note explores how you can begin to increase your gravitas.
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Are you feeling bogged down? Or are things on the up? You always have a choice about how you interact with what shows up in your life and work and how you process and describe it is key…
When presenting your ideas do you erm often? Speaking up at meetings are your views punctuated with umms? Are you aware of the amount of umms and errs that pepper your dialogue? Pruning just a few of them out of your talks can significantly enhance your impact and the influence you exert with the actual content of your subject.
Many of the dialogues I have had with coaching clients have been about their career, its direction and progress to bigger, better and greater fulfilment.
I often hear that securing that great role or experiencing fast track promotion can be the result of nothing more than a fortunate combination of timing and luck.
Whilst there may be some truth in this, how can you maximise the positive impact of these uncontrollable forces? Through years of coaching conversations, I have distilled four career accelerators that are in your control and, when attended to, increase the likelihood of timing and luck acting favourably for you.
To wear a t-shirt on a winter's day and expect to be warm is foolish. Similarly a poorly chosen attitude can limit our effectiveness in many situations.
I have observed three clear signs of an attitude heading the wrong way, noticing them and taking corrective action early can dramatically change your results.
Everything about you communicates, you cannot conceal what goes on inside.
If you are harbouring anger or resentment, joy or anxiety, or a curious concoction of these and other emotions, you communicate it to the world.
What stories, fake truths, do we create in our mind, that shift our mood, attitude and impact? How might these be holding us back from our potential?