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Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence Kindle Edition
"Own the Room demystifies the notion of executive leadership 'presence.' Using a practical model and instructive case examples, the authors prove that developing presence doesn't require becoming someone else; it's a unique, signature voice that can be accessed from within."-- "Bob Raidt, executive vice president and worldwide account head, Leo Burnett USA "
"Own the Room is a must-read for all emerging and experienced leaders who aspire to authentically connect with others, forge relationships, and increase their influence."-- "Jane Brock-Wilson, managing director, Berkshire Partners "
"Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins have finally given a descriptive voice--a signature voice--to what has been a frustratingly elusive concept. This book provides step-by-step guidance and a fresh, workable approach to identifying and making the most of one's authentic self."-- "Suzanne Richards, vice president of diversity and inclusion, Freddie Mac "
"The authors' practical model and real-world examples provide an invaluable tool to transition self-awareness to self-improvement."-- "Scott Burger, president, Pandora North America "
"This book brings their critically important leadership concepts and tools to a broad audience in terms that are clear, concise, and actionable."-- "Mary Ellen Joyce, PhD, senior director, Brookings Executive Education "
"This book is a valuable resource for all leaders."-- "Tim Gray, CFO, MedImmune " --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Amy Jen Su is managing partner and cofounder of Isis Associates, an executive training and coaching firm. She is a frequently sought-after executive coach and speaker on issues of leadership presence, communications excellence, and executive endurance--factors critical to a leader's performance success. She has a proven track record helping senior leaders clearly articulate their personal and organizational vision, maintain their personal best amid change and complexity, and influence key constituencies.
Muriel Maignan Wilkins is managing partner and cofounder of Isis Associates. Muriel is an executive coach, a strategy expert, and a frequent speaker on issues of leadership communication. She specializes in helping leaders develop in the areas of executive presence, role transitions, and relationship management. She has served senior-level clients across a number of industries, including management consulting, private equity, biotech, and financial services. Muriel was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the Washington, DC, area's "Top Minority Business Leaders."
Karen Saltus has narrated television and radio commercials, audiobooks, textbooks, multimedia, film, and voice prompts for interactive telephone applications. She began her career thirty years ago at a radio station in Portland, Maine. She later became a creative director for a station in Massachussetts. In 1994 she became a full-time freelance voice-over talent.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00BAH7PQY
- Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press; 1st edition (26 March 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 7488 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 192 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #107,907 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Own the Room: Discover your Signature Voice to Master your Leadership Presence by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins offers something different. The authors define leadership presence as the ability to consistently and clearly articulate your value proposition while influencing and connecting with others. They believe that leaders with an effective presence have developed a `signature voice' which they define as a leadership presence that is confident, authentic and effective across a variety of situations and with diverse audiences.
The book begins by addressing three myths (or to my mind three excuses for not taking action): "You are who you are"; "One size fits all" and; "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". The authors point out, quite rightly, that the skills and ways of being that got you to this level in your career may not be those needed at the next level.
Myths dispensed with, the authors go on to introduce a four-quadrant model (they are consultants after all) to enable you to assess your current effectiveness, including which quadrant you are currently most comfortable in, and guide the development of your signature voice. They follow this up with what they term as ACE conditioning which stands for assumptions, communication and energy - the three areas which need to be addressed in order to build a signature voice.
While the book hangs off these two models, the suggestions and examples are both accessible and practical. Each chapter includes drills and action steps and ends with a `What to Remember' section which is amongst the best of its kind that I've seen. The book also follows the journey of two composite characters John and Terri who are used throughout the book to illustrate various points along with a cast of other characters. The stories of these two characters bring the model to life, so much so that one client after reading the book phoned up and introduced himself as `John'.
The Appendix offers a Signature Voice Toolkit to enable you to develop a customized action plan to help address generic issues of presence or to prepare for specific situations.
The book also approaches the issue of our `book cover' i.e. what others see on the outside including the messages our body, clothing and energy give off, thoughtfully presenting it in the context of executive endurance rather than simply dressing for the part.
This book doesn't dilly-dally with the window dressing of executive presence although it doesn't ignore this either. Rather, it talks about building a signature presence from the ground up, starting with who you are, what you value and what your strengths are and then layering on how you communicate and the impression you give to ensure they align.
The book is well written, practical and grounded in leadership presence being first and foremost an expression of your authentic self. Although as another client pointed out sometimes the four quadrant model and the ACE conditioning method don't always hang together as neatly as the they might, the ideas presented in the book offer a sound road map for any leader wishing to develop their leadership presence.