The Art of Leadership Presence PD271738

Topics: Management and Organization Management and Organization


Stuff happens. Maybe your team responds to an idea in a way you never expected. Maybe the people who were supposed to show up didn’t. Maybe a colleague expresses concern with your leadership style. Maybe someone finds a serious error in the report.

We all experience surprises. What if you could meet these surprises with ease and confidence? And what if you could create, through your own personal presence, space for more positive, collaborative engagements between people?

You can when you adopt the mindset of an improv actor! This means learning and practicing how to show up and be ready – ready to lead, to influence, and to contribute whether things go the way you expected or not. And to have leadership presence: something that builds the trust we need to work together through good times and bad.


By participating in this on-demand course, you'll be able to:

Develop Leadership Presence

  • Identify how leadership presence can benefit your work situation
  • Recognize the value of different types of leadership presence
  • Create a skill development plan for increasing trust and influence at work

Build Leadership Confidence

  • Acknowledge the power of non-verbal communication and how to use body language and eye contact to demonstrate leadership confidence
  • Practice techniques to exude confidence when speaking to others

Practice and Promote Consistency

  • Build trust through preparation and follow-through
  • Enhance respectful and accountable behavior when playing a team leadership role

Remain Calm in Chaos

  • Expand capabilities to use body and mind when dealing with chaos
  • Recognize how to acknowledge, deal, and move on from difficult situations.

Materials Provided

  • 90 days;(from date of purchase)of online access to the one hour, 20-minute presentation
  • Job aid (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Integrated knowledge checks to reinforce key concepts
  • Proof of Participation (Transcript)

Is this On Demand Course for You?

Emerging leaders, managers, and individual contributors whose effectiveness would be enhanced through confidence, consistency and remaining calm in chaos. Participants who want to build trust, influence others and deliver strong presentations will benefit from this course.

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For More Details

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Develop Leadership Presence
[Duration: 10 minutes]

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Introducing Karen Hough
  • Leadership Presence: Why it Matters
  • Activity: What Leadership Presence Means to You
  • What is Leadership Presence
  • Recognizing Leadership Presence
  • Scenarios: Different Types of Leaders
  • Self-Assessment
  • Personal Action Planner
  • Learning Check

Build Leadership Confidence
[Duration: 10 minutes]

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Confidence
  • Body Language
  • Confidence and Improv
  • Confidence and Behaviors
  • Two Different Scenarios
  • Confidence and Bookends
  • Call to Action
  • Learning Check

Practice and Promote Consistency
[Duration: 10 minutes]

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • About Consistency
  • Preparation
  • Team Preparation
  • Follow Through
  • Consistency Coaching Tool
  • Learning Check

Remain Calm in Chaos
[Duration: 10 minutes]

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Calm in Chaos
  • About the Brain
  • Scenario: Reaction to Chaos
  • Acknowledge, Deal, Move On
  • Set the Tone
  • Learning Check


  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-1Mbps minimum

Karen Hough

Karen Hough is the author of the Amazon Bestseller, “The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work” published by Berrett-Koehler. Her company, ImprovEdge received the silver Stevie International Award for “Most Innovative Company of the Year 2012” for Women in Business. She is the recipient of the Athena PowerLink Award for outstanding women-owned business. Ms. Hough is a graduate of Yale University and La Sorbonne, Paris IV. She is deeply committed to volunteer activities and philanthropy.

Access Period: 90 Days

Duration: 0.7 Hours
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