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Kick Some Glass:10 Ways Women Succeed at Work on Their Own Terms by Portia Mount, Jennifer W. Martineau

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CHAPTER9

Own the Room! Take Charge of Your Personal Brand

Ask yourself, “Am I mouse or a lion?” A mousedoesn’t want to be seen. A lion is proud, graceful,and moves slowly, intentionally. Don’t make yourselfsmall; don’t move so quickly. Be deliberate.

—April Miller Boise,General Counsel, Meritor, Inc.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to cultivate your executive presence so you can own the room
  • How to construct a personal brand for yourself

You know it when you see it. She has a certain presence. She commands the room effortlessly. It’s definitely not just about what she is wearing (though she’s always well dressed). It’s about her sense of confidence, the way she speaks and carries herself. We’ve all met these women. They stand out ...

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