Presence is a balance between warmth and strength. Like any balancing act, this can be tricky – easy to tip in favour of one aspect or the other. Indeed, it depends on the situation, the context and the personalities involved. Planning and preparation will play a part, but so does agility, flexibility and the confidence to adapt in the moment.
In your relationship with other people, do you take into consideration how they may feel about what you do and say to them? Can you read people well and approach them in ways that generate the best outcome for them? Do you make sure that everybody agrees and is happy with your decisions? Effective leaders need the right amount of Interpersonal Sensitivity. Too much, and they’ll compromise the team’s objectives; too little, and they’ll demotivate their followers.
This week, Templar consultants Carolina Perez Sanz and Paul Minx explore the idea that women need to select themselves for leadership if they want to materialise the intrinsic values that make them effective leaders.
In the wake of the historic volatility in the markets, Bloomberg TV turned to Summit Street Capital Management’s CIO and Managing Member Jennifer Wallace for some perspective.
You don’t have to wait for a “big event” to use a story. Less dramatic opportunities appear all the time in the workplace. Whether it’s at your weekly team meeting, a town hall or a crucial 1:1, stories can help you deliver key messages and demonstrate your leadership chops.