CHAPTER 5

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Go Ahead, Trip Over Your Own Perfectionism

Up until now the discussion was all about intention—understanding it, creating it, and keeping it. In cultivating executive presence, intention is your aim. It creates the basis from which everything else follows. By practicing intentionality, your presence will benefit immensely, even if you do nothing else. But if you want to build the kind of compelling presence that draws others to you, then you need not just intention, but connection.

The second part of I-Presence is about individual connections—how we bring people closer to us, invite them in, and build trust. If intention is your aim, ...

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