Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Today’s book club recommendation helps you overcome fears and boost your resilience. There are no remedies for ghouls in your garden, but great tips you can apply to work and home. We like them so much we’ve incorporated them in our executive presence, presenting and resilience courses. Enjoy!

Today’s book ‘The Resilience Factor’ is recommended by our colleague Jan Stannard, Positive Leadership, who is a top resilience coach. Jan trained with the author Karen Reivich, PhD and her colleague Martin Seligman as part of her work with Wellington College. The book is based on strong research from psychology and neuroscience. Critically, it’s very practical for work and home. With “7 keys to finding your inner strength and overcoming life’s hurdles”.

Buy ‘The Resilience Factor’ on Amazon.

Have a look and let us know what works for you.

On our Executive Presence course you’ll learn to balance warmth and authority at work, how to be open and show vulnerability yet have people know you mean business. And how to do all this your own way, in your own style with your own values. It’s a tightrope worth walking. Contact us on +44 (0)1628 624312 to find out more.

Do let us know your favourite books so that we can add them to the KineticFuture book club reading list.

By the way, you can easily find all our book club recommendations by just searching for ‘book club’ in our tips.

 

KineticFuture Book Club – You Don’t Want to Hear This

Welcome back to the KineticFuture Book Club!

This is a fantastic book that I will be recommending again and again on our new Executive Presence group course and in my one to one coaching. For me, its key message is be open and be yourself and you will boost your executive presence.

It comes from vulnerability researcher, Brené Brown and it’s called ‘Daring Greatly’.  I read it cover to cover without stopping. And then started reading it again. Only stopped by accidently smashing my iPad!

This book could have been written about me and for me. Judging by the millions of people that follow Brené on Ted, many men and women feel the same way.

In essence, it’s about daring to be yourself, not hiding and using strategies to help you stay courageous under fire. It’s about being more successful and happier. The way she tells the story is moving and hilarious. She struggles on the journey too. Her research work is exemplary. There’s no BS here. This is a book for men, women, the relentlessly ambitious and those already happy with their life today.

Buy Daring Greatly by Brené Brown on Amazon.

On our Executive Presence course you’ll learn to balance warmth and authority at work, how to be open and show vulnerability yet have people know you mean business. And how to do all this your own way, in your own style with your own values. It’s a tightrope worth walking. Contact us on +44 (0)1628 624312 to find out more.

Do let us know your favourite books so that we can add them to the KineticFuture book club reading list.

By the way, you can easily find all our book club recommendations by just searching for ‘book club’ in our tips.

KineticFuture Book Club – Executive Presence by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Welcome to the KineticFuture book club!

We thought we’d share with you our recommended reading list from the area of positive leadership and resilience, combining neuroscience, positivity and communications skills.

Starting with ‘Executive Presence, the Missing Link Between Merit and Success’ by Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the executive presence that you need to succeed. You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won’t advance. 

Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Centre for Talent Innovation discovered that executive presence is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true executive presence, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage. 

Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the executive presence, this book will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive.

Buy it on Amazon here.

Let us know if you have any book recommendations and we’ll share them on here.

We can coach you or your team to increase your executive presence, gravitas or warm authority.  We develop practical programmes to suit you.

Have a look at ‘We are different’ to find out more about KineticFuture courses or ring us on +44 (0)1628 624312, we’d love to talk to you.