Today, charisma and executive presence look very different. Someone with passion, authenticity, approachability, and credibility is said to have charisma, regardless of race, gender, job title, or brand of business suit.
Sometimes we need to walk away from professional relationships that no longer add value.
When you have influence, then you can offer your opinion, view, or belief and others will strongly consider it. You’ll have an impact on people, processes, and things because you’ve established yourself as influential in their opinion.
At the root of your personal brand should be a clear understanding of what you represent, believe in, and what you’d fight for. These are your values. They are the non-negotiables by which you live. They are your moral operating system, your anchors of truth, and what, to you, is worth defending.
While most people focus on what to say, how to say it, and when to speak up, active listening and validation are two valuable ingredients to ensure you’re building trust and respect.
What a powerful, limiting and sometimes hurtful word “should” has become! For many professionals, “shoulds” are limiting opportunities, relationships, choices, confidence and careers. We impose self-limiting language and beliefs over our abilities.