—Jay Conger, Professor, London Business School, Author, Building Leaders
"Based on years teaching senior executives at the Columbia Business School I can say that the ideas in this book are easy to apply and make a dramatic difference in leadership effectiveness. Infused with the magic of theater and illustrated with compelling stories, Leadership Presence is a fantastic resource for executives and executive educators!"
—Professor Michael J. Fenlon, Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs, Columbia Business School
"In Leadership Presence, Halpern and Lubar reveal what great leaders have always known: that the secret to having a commanding presence isn't about personal power, but about empowering others. Its inspiring stories will speak to anyone who interacts with others. It will be especially useful for experienced leaders who feel they aren't coming across as powerfully as they'd like."
—Kenneth H. Blanchard, Co-author of The One Minute Manager and Full Steam Ahead!
"The foundation of success in business (and in life) is the ability to authentically engage and connect with others. Using the profession of acting as the perfect metaphor, this book is a masterful guide for achieving true leadership success. I loved the mix of personal stories from clients and well-known actors and found Leadership Presence to be a powerful teaching tool. This book isn't just for business leaders, it's for anyone who wants to bring more passion, empathy and presence to all their relationships. I highly recommend it!"
—Cheryl Richardson, author of Take Time for Your Life and Stand Up for Your Life
"The ability to inspire and move others is difficult to define, yet impossible to ignore. Leadership Presence unlocks the secrets of one of the most decisive and powerful aspects of human communication. If you want to better understand and develop leadership presence in yourself and others, read this book. Like its subject, this book is compelling – and impossible to ignore."
—James E. Copeland, Jr., Former Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
"Finally there is a book where the insights of theatre, transformation and organizational learning have been brought together. Leaders of organizations have much to learn from those who have spent their lives understanding the nature of performance, keeping the beat going, and the power of truly showing up. In the end, productive and humane institutions depend on the integration of art and commerce. This book is a great beginning."
—Peter Block, Author, The Answer to How Is Yes, Stewardship, Flawless Consulting, and Empowered Manager
"It is relatively easy to describe what makes a leader, it's teaching people how to communicate the qualities of leadership that is difficult. Leadership Presence does just that. It doesn't just tell you what to do, it tells you how to do it."
—Mark C. Mazzarella, Co-author of Reading People and Put Your Best Foot Forward
"Using the craft of acting as the delivery medium is an entertaining twist on the typical interpersonal skills book."