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Invisible-women-and-minorities

Want to be seen as a leader? Avoid these 7 behaviors.

Lucy Frost | Coaching |
Ever feel as though you’re invisible in a meeting or group event? Read on! We frequently coach women and minorities who have tremendous potential but aren’t recognized as leaders. They feel as if they...

The Jedi Mind Trick for Holiday Gatherings

Lucy Frost | Coaching |
  Someone recently told us that practicing the “Partner*” behaviors we teach sometimes feels like using a Jedi mind trick. Our experience supports that. Like Jedi mind tricks, Partner behaviors are subtle,...

7 Tips for Your Upcoming Presentation

Lucy Frost | Coaching |
  Just as the most accomplished athletes continue to work on fundamentals, even the most seasoned executives refresh themselves on the basics when they have an important presentation coming up. Here...
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What Works for Women at Work
Joan C. Williams

A comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman.

The Power of Habit
Charles Duhigg

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Silent Language of Leaders
Carol Kinsey Goman

How to use nonverbal skills to improve your credibility and stay ahead of the curve.

Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

YouAreTheMessage

You Are The Message
Roger Ailes

Practical, first-hand advice and entertaining stories from a master communicator who knows that it’s really all about how you show up.

The Ego Tango
Amy Carroll

Author and Pat Kirkland-certified coach Amy Carroll’s collection of real life stories help you identify external behaviors and internal mindsets that help or hinder your communication effectiveness.

Make Your Point
Kevin Carroll

Authors Bob Elliot and Kevin Carroll (a Pat Kirkland-certified coach), cover the fundamentals of what it takes to be a world-class communicator.  Excellent reading for beginners or those wanting to brush up on the basics.

Blink
Malcolm Gladwell

Noted researcher and author Malcolm Gladwell explains how it is that we “read” a situation or others — and they read us — in an instant.

The Silent Language of Leaders
– Carol Kinsey Gorman

Carol Kinsey Gorman gives you practical advice on what body language works in various situations, backed up by prodigious psychological and biological research.

The Likeability Factor
Tim Sanders

Author Tim Sanders outlines the importance of likability in getting what you want in life, and gives you concrete exercises to improve your “L-factor.”

The World’s Most Likeable Cop

Watch this anytime you need Motivation and Inspiration!

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ConncetThenLead

In “Connect, Then Lead” by Amy J. C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger, (Harvard Business Reveiw, July- August 2013), the authors cite extensive research showing that “warmth” is more important initially than “strength” or “competence” in effective leadership.
CompetentJerks

In this 2005 Harvard Business Review article, writers Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo tell you why “lovable fools” are chosen most often as work partners versus “competent jerks.”   Practicing Partner behaviors and mind set can help you become a “lovable star” — both competent and likable.
NYT-Horse-Sense

What we can learn from horses — herd animals who know how to “join up” — aka “Partner” with each other for the common good.
WomenUnseenHBR

An academic discussion of what has to happen when one first moves into a leadership position, especially as it pertains to women.