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Charisma Work Out # 9: Smile Slower

Charisma Work Out # 9: Smile Slower

Anyone wanting to promote an ethical organisation needs to grow their personal impact so as to exercise increased influence in this area. One route to this is developing a natural tendency to smile. “The best smile is the felt smile,” Paul Ekman, professor of psychology at the University of California […]

Charisma Work Out # 8: Attention and personal impact

Charisma Work Out # 8: Attention and personal impact

Ethical leaders, compliance and advisory staff in the area of regulation need to influence others. This means developing a strong personal impact. There are many ways to strengthen impact or charisma. One of the best is to give people your complete and undivided attention. Like donning horse blinkers, you shut […]

Charisma Work Out # 7: Authenticity

Charisma Work Out # 7: Authenticity

 ARE YOU BEING AUTHENTIC?   To be authentic, means being true to yourself. You want to be you, not someone else. Authenticity underpins personal impact, giving it strength and power. It’s particularly important when you manage or lead others. To admire someone else and want to be like them is […]

Is this the social licence at work?

Is this the social licence at work?

If you’re Mr Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct the whole idea of needing a social licence must raise a hollow laugh. After all, he’s been called a “business genius” by at least one respected investment analyst, which must do his ego a bit of good. He also owns a […]