Executive Charisma

Executive Charisma

by D. A. Benton

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ISBN-13: 9780071411905
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

D. A. Benton heads Benton Management Resources, an executive development and career counseling firm with clients in 17 countries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Be the First to Initiate13
Chapter 2Expect and Give Acceptance to Maintain Esteem21
Chapter 3Ask Questions and Ask Favors59
Chapter 4Stand Tall, Straight, and Smile81
Chapter 5Be Human, Humorous, and Hands On115
Chapter 6Slow Down, Shut Up, and Listen153
Chapter 7Completing the Puzzle175

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Executive Charisma 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Debra's book is mandatory reading for my leadership team and is applicable to every relationship we have in our lives...not just our professional relationships!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Remember everything your mother told you. Stand up straight. Pull your shoulders back. Be outgoing. Smile. If you¿ve forgotten these lessons, this is for you. It¿s not what you know, it¿s who you know ¿ and what they think and feel about you ¿ that makes all the difference in your career. Be human. Ask for favors. Ask for information. Pitch in. Have a sense of humor. Speak slowly and listen carefully. Author D.A. Benton¿s presumably deep, probing interviews with 500 executives convinced her that charisma isn¿t inborn. She believes that everyone can learn to be charismatic. Just follow the six steps that can turn even the most repulsive excuse for a manager into a charming, charismatic executive. So, read this and practice. There¿s no harm in it, and it might do some good. However, while recommending this basic manual, suspects that the nature of charisma is a bit like the way a jazz musician explained the nature of jazz ¿ if you have to ask what it is, you¿ll never know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Executive Charisma is mandatory reading for people in my organization. I've read lots of books like this, myself, but this one taught me things I didn't know. It's one of those rare books where after you read it and put it down, you pick it up to re-read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book takes the mystery out of why one person excels in business over a comparably qualified individual who wallows in business. The simple, practical steps allow you to immediately put the advice into action. And it's not just for business but for your entire life. I'm the president of a company and I promote people who understand and use these skills. If they don't 'get it' they don't move up. It's that simple.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Debra's books for years and benefiting from her incredible insight into the human side of being a great leader. In 'Executive Charisma' she once again reminds her readers to have balance, and value the importance of leveraging your people skills. Great work and a must read for all executives.