Fighting Fire with Fire: Can true charisma extinguish false populism?
So the Donald Trump era has ended. Not with a bang or a whimper, but an angry snarl and a graceless "concession-without conceding" tweet. And if the President’s chief [ more » ]
This blog was published on LinkedIn 17th December 2015 and you can read the full text by clicking here.
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“Just be yourself” can be the hardest instruction to follow.
Delivered along with a reassuring pat on the shoulder for performers just before they take the podium or the lights go up, the guidance is designed to boost confidence. Instead it may prompt the nagging question: “So who exactly is that?”
We’ve all now read enough about emotional intelligence to know the need to bring our whole selves to any situation, if we are to communicate with clarity and authenticity. Yet a lifetime’s worth of bad habits (and occasionally some counter-productive training) can stand in the way.
Of course, we all know who we are. Yet in a new world where leadership is defined less by roles, rules or hierarchy – and more by the power to engage others by modeling values, empathy and behaviour or by making use of coaching skills, self-knowledge is a key life success factor.