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The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help--or Hurt--How You Lead [NOOK Book]

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A guide for using body language to lead more effectively

Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in many important ways. And yet, all their efforts to communicate effectively can be derailed by even the smallest nonverbal gestures such as the way they sit in a business meeting, or stand at the podium at a speaking engagement. In The Silent Language of Leaders, Goman explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial ...

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The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help--or Hurt--How You Lead

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Overview

A guide for using body language to lead more effectively

Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in many important ways. And yet, all their efforts to communicate effectively can be derailed by even the smallest nonverbal gestures such as the way they sit in a business meeting, or stand at the podium at a speaking engagement. In The Silent Language of Leaders, Goman explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact communicate louder than words and, thus, can be used strategically to help leaders manage, motivate, lead global teams, and communicate clearly in the digital age.

  • Draws on compelling psychological and neuroscience research to show leaders how to adjust their body language for maximum effect.
  • Stands out as the only book to address specifically how leaders can use body language to increase their effectiveness
  • Goman, a respected management coach, is widely considered as the expert in body language issues in the workplace

The Silent Language of Leaders will show readers how to take advantage of the most underused skills in the leadership toolkit—nonverbal skills—to improve their credibility and stay ahead of the curve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118028728
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 383,533
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., founder of Kinsey Consulting Services, is an executive coach, management consultant, and keynote speaker for corporations, associations, and government agencies. She is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies and has served as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in the International MBA program and at the University of California in the Executive Education Department. She is the author of The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work. For more information visit: www.silentlanguageofleaders.com
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE LEADERSHIP–BODY LANGUAGE CONNECTION 1

1 LEADERSHIP AT A GLANCE 13

Your Three Brains 15

Wired for Body Language 18

The Eye of the Beholder 20

Personal Curb Appeal 21

Five Mistakes People Make Reading Your Body Language 27

When Your Body Doesn’t Match Your Words 32

The Body Language of a Great Leader 34

2 NEGOTIATION 35

Four Tips for Reading Body Language 38

Are They with You or Against You? 42

Dealing with the Disengaged 53

Are They Bluffing? 54

Body Language Guidelines for Negotiators 57

3 LEADING CHANGE 67

This Is Your Brain on Change 68

The Body-Mind Connection 73

Announcing Change 79

What Do People Want from You? 90

The Power of Empathy 91

4 COLLABORATION 93

The Universal Need for Collaboration 94

Wired to Connect 97

Six Body Language Tips for Inclusion 102

The Importance of How You Say What You Say 108

Using Space 111

Dress for Success 121

What Your Office Says About You 123

Familiarity Breeds Collaboration 125

5 COMMUNICATING VIRTUALLY AND FACE-TO-FACE 127

Technology, the Great Enabler 129

Six Tips for a Conference Call 135

Important Tips for Videoconferencing 137

Technology Brings a New Range of

Communication Options 138

What's So Great About Face-to-Face? 143

6 HE LEADS, SHE LEADS 151

The Neuroscience of Gender 152

Why Jane Doesn't Lead 155

Thirteen Gender-Based Differences in

Nonverbal Communication 159

Leadership Styles of Men and Women 163

The Body Language of Male and

Female Leaders 164

Body Language Tips for Male and

Female Leaders 168

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus 174

7 WORKING WITH GLOBAL TEAMS 177

Culture 179

Cross-Cultural Body Language 188

Lessons Learned 193

8 INTERNATIONAL BODY LANGUAGE 195

Greeting Behaviors 200

Business Cards 204

Time 206

Distance and Touch 211

Eye Contact 215

Seating 217

Emotions 221

Women 225

Closing Words of Advice 226

9 THE NONVERBAL FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP 237

All Generations Bring Change 238

The New Generation of Workers 240

Gen Y and the Future of Visual Technology 242

The Future of Leadership 248

Predictions for the Future of Body Language 249

Acknowledgments 255

Notes 257

About the Author 265

Index 267

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Great advice for all kinds of leaders.

    Dr. Goman's tips are generally geared toward the business community, but her advice works just as well for other kinds of leaders. Teachers, committee chairs, coaches, camp counselors, Scout troop leaders - body language can mean the difference between cooperation and success, or disintegration and failure to meet group goals. Even parents could learn better real-life communication skills! I've seen a marked difference in the responses I get when I'm more conscious of my posture, my facial expressions and my verbal tone.

    Dr. Goman's writing style is interesting and accessible; you won't feel like you're reading a textbook, and you'll actually retain the information. If you're a leader, or if you want to be, this book will be a valuable tool.

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