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The Secret Language of Leadership by Stephen Denning

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LEADERSHIP PRESENCE
The Body Language of Leadership
 
It is no surprise that conductors live so long, as they spend their life constantly exercising and bringing into harmony body, emotion and thought.
—Peter Brook1 1
 
What is leadership presence? Is it something mysterious or magical? How did great actors and great leaders come to possess it? Were they born with it? Can it be learned?
Whatever it is, it’s important. Without it, no one listens. Without it, our opinions get no respect. Without it, we’re not taken seriously. Without it, it’s hard to be a leader.
In their interesting book, Leadership Presence, Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar define presence as “the ability to connect authentically with the thoughts and feelings of others.” ...

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