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|CHAPTER 12|

Ten Actions to Increase Your Presence: Assess Yourself

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

—MICHAEL JORDAN, basketball star

Let’s take this vague notion of presence and make it more specific and actionable.

Review the 10 items that follow, which we’ll group into three themes:

1.Your image

2.Your drive

3.Your temperament

What are you doing well? Find two to three items. What could you do better? Find two to three items. How do your colleagues see you? Ask them.

Or, if you prefer, score each item on a 1–10 scale (1 low; 5 average; 10 high). You ...

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