One of the 7 components of executive presence is for leaders to “speak truth to power”. Can you make the points that the boss doesn’t want to hear, be the one who says something different from the herd and do you have the courage to do it? The career impact and team results are huge if you do it well.
At the weekend, I read “Truth To Power. 7 Ways To Call Time on BS by Jess Phillips M.P”. It’s an extraordinary, moving and a very practical how to book. It knocked my socks off.
I now recommend it in my Time To Think™ coaching sessions and on our group Executive Presence & Presenting courses. You might want to be effective and authentic in the office or you may be driving a big change. It’s all super relevant. Contact me if you want leadership coaching or to build your exec presence for presentations and meetings.
Here are the key chapter headlines to give you her overall top tips. You can buy the book on Amazon .
- Not all heroes wear capes
- Feel the fear
- What’s the plan
- Building momentum
- The backlash
- Attention seeker
- Keep going and enjoy it
KineticFuture can coach you to be a world-class communicator and leader. Coaching 1-2-1 and in groups. Clients include Abbvie, Amgen, Gilead, GSK, Novartis, Mars, Pladis, WPP and Barclays. We have six main areas of work: Time to Think™ coaching, executive presence, presenting and storytelling, tricky conversations, resilience and communicating purpose.