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Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire
Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar

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Format: Paperback, 304pp.
ISBN: 9781592400867
Publisher: Gotham Books
Pub. Date: October 14, 2004

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Now more than ever, we need our business leaders to be truly inspiring. In the past decade, Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar have helped tens of thousands of executives to become more inspiring—by applying the skills they learned as professional actors. Their innovative approach brings the techniques of the stage into the boardroom, giving leaders the tools they need to connect authentically and dynamically with the hearts and minds of those they lead. Major corporations around the world, including General Electric, Mobil Oil, CapitalOne, and Deloitte & Touche have hired them to coach executives one-on-one and lead workshops, to give employees the advantage of Leadership Presence, to achieve success. Now, Halpern and Lubar make their time-tested strategies available to all readers, from high-profile CEOs to young professionals. You will learn:
  • How to express yourself dynamically to motivate for results
  • How to build relationships to enhance collaboration and business development
  • How to handle tough situations with heightened confidence and flexibility
  • How to integrate personal values into leadership communication to inspire those you lead
If you care about developing and honing the skills that make you indispensable to your colleagues and your company, you can’t afford to miss the valuable lessons of Leadership Presence.

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"Finally there is a book where the insights of theatre, transformation and organizational learning have been brought together. Leaders of organizations have much to learn from those who have spent their lives understanding the nature of performance, keeping the beat going, and the power of truly showing up."
—Peter Block, Author, The Answer to How Is Yes, Stewardship, Flawless Consulting, and Empowered Manager


"Leadership Presence unlocks the secrets of one of the most decisive and powerful aspects of human communication. If you want to better understand and develop leadership presence in yourself and others, read this book."
—James E. Copeland, Jr., Former CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Deloitte & Touche


"Based on years teaching senior executives at the Columbia Business School I can say that the ideas in this book are easy to apply and make a dramatic difference in leadership effectiveness. Infused with the magic of theater and illustrated with compelling stories, Leadership Presence is a fantastic resource for executives and executive educators!"
—Professor Michael J. Fenlon, Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs, Columbia Business School


"This book is a masterful guide for achieving true leadership success. I loved the mix of personal stories from clients and well-known actors and found Leadership Presence to be a powerful teaching tool. This book isn't just for business leaders, it's for anyone who wants to bring more passion, empathy and presence to all their relationships."
—Cheryl Richardson, author of Take Time for Your Life and Stand Up for Your Life


"As a leader, you are always in the spotlight. Leadership Presence teaches how to be masterful under that bright light...connecting more profoundly to those you lead and to yourself. A thought-provoking and highly practical guide to realizing your leadership potential."
—Jay Conger, Professor, London Business School; Author, Building Leaders


"Based on years teaching senior executives at the Columbia Business School I can say that the ideas in this book are easy to apply and make a dramatic difference in leadership effectiveness. Infused with the magic of theater and illustrated with compelling stories, Leadership Presence is a fantastic resource for executives and executive educators!"
—Professor Michael J. Fenlon, Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs, Columbia Business School


"In Leadership Presence, Halpern and Lubar reveal what great leaders have always known: that the secret to having a commanding presence isn't about personal power, but about empowering others. Its inspiring stories will speak to anyone who interacts with others. It will be especially useful for experienced leaders who feel they aren't coming across as powerfully as they'd like."
—Kenneth H. Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead!


"The foundation of success in business (and in life) is the ability to authentically engage and connect with others. Using the profession of acting as the perfect metaphor, this book is a masterful guide for achieving true leadership success. I loved the mix of personal stories from clients and well-known actors and found Leadership Presence to be a powerful teaching tool. This book isn't just for business leaders, it's for anyone who wants to bring more passion, empathy and presence to all their relationships. I highly recommend it!"
—Cheryl Richardson, author of Take Time for Your Life and Stand Up for Your Life


"The ability to inspire and move others is difficult to define, yet impossible to ignore. Leadership Presence unlocks the secrets of one of the most decisive and powerful aspects of human communication. If you want to better understand and develop leadership presence in yourself and others, read this book. Like its subject, this book is compelling – and impossible to ignore."
—James E. Copeland, Jr., Former Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Deloitte & Touche


 
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Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar cofounded The Ariel Group in 1992. They currently instruct over 5,000 executives a year through their workshops. Halpern has performed worldwide as a cabaret singer and has taught music in workshops and at Harvard University. Lubar has worked as a professional actress for many years, and cofounded the New Repertory Theater in 1984.



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