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Perception - How You're Perceived

A missed promotion prompts a leader to complain to her CEO. The CEO responds by getting her a coach, which results in explorations of authenticity, self-awareness and self-management.

As the words were leaving her mouth, a leader knew they didn’t reflect her true feelings. Later, she talked with her coach and learned seven steps for gaining mastery over runaway emotions.

A new leader worries she’ll have to become a dictator in order to accomplish the company’s goals. She and her coach explore the challenges inherent in trying to be a truly democratic leader.

“Video exposes us all,” says a leader whose daughter just intruded on her coaching call. She and her coach discuss the many barriers created when trying to make connections over video.

After missing a promotion, a leader considers whether she wants to ‘brand herself.’ Saying she has seen personal branding go badly, she discusses the how to’s and how not to’s with her coach.

A leader knows she needs to create a bigger impression at work. She talks with her coach about how she can speak about herself as an expert without feeling like she’s bragging.

After finally receiving his promotion, a newly elevated leader worries about two colleagues who will now be his direct reports. They were bad enough to deal with when they were all peers!

An executive coach asks a fellow coach for help thinking about a client who needs to exude more executive presence. Together they examine three pillars of executive presence.

Assigned to a special projects team, a leader has no apparent leverage to get the help he needs from various constituencies. He and his coach discuss three ideas to build his influence.

Building on ideas they’d discussed about the differences between ‘leadership’ and ‘management,’ a leader explores with her coach how she might verbalize those skill sets distinctly.

A group who must deliver “TED-like” talks at their annual global all-hands meeting ask their coach to help them think about how to actually get up in front of people and deliver their presentations.

A CEO tells eight division heads they must deliver a “TED-like” talk at the annual global meeting. With their coach they discuss how to rehearse, whether to memorize and more.

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