Effective leadership is key to an organization’s success. Business initiatives often start at the top, and having leaders who set the right example for employees, who uphold the company's values, and who inspire others to strive to meet the organization's goals is essential.
An article in Forbes Magazine, Presence: Your Key to Stronger and Bolder Leadership, outlines many qualities of a good leader. Leadership development is important for shaping leaders and coaching individuals on how to manage employees, and themselves, in the best way possible. New findings describe the importance of confidence in those who hold leadership positions. Individuals with a certain authenticity, those who maintain an executive presence and know how to carry themselves, also inspire others to do well. Having a strong presence allows individuals to have a certain influence over others, especially when these individuals are in a position of authority. While some people have a natural presence, leadership development and coaching can be used to build the influence and abilities of individuals in higher management positions. “A leader who invites others to them to share ideas, collaborate, and then create a future in which individuals and teams benefit is a leader worth following,” John Baldoni, Forbes Magazine.
Developing Leadership Presence Program Overview
Confidence. Vision. Integrity. Courage. Perseverance. These are some of the traits that successful leaders possess. While knowledge and experience are critical to success in business, truly gifted leaders are recognized through their words and actions. Leaders must have a highly developed self-awareness, and they must also connect with others in a meaningful and authentic way. These characteristics embody true “leadership presence,” and leaders can learn and put into practice these important communication attributes. Leadership presence is, in part, a projection of values and conviction, and it requires honesty, trust, and confidence. How leaders look and sound has a profound impact on the image they project, and this image can either strengthen or weaken their ability to inspire and motivate an audience. In UNC Executive Development's “Developing Leadership Presence” program, you'll have the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine your leadership presence so that you can lead more effectively in your organization.