Take control of your communicationsbefore someone else does
What if someone told you that your behavior was controlled by a powerful, invisible force? Most of us would be skeptical of such a claimbut it’s largely true. Our brains are constantly transmitting and receiving signals of which we are unaware. Studies show that these constant inputs drive the great majority of our decisions about what to do nextand we become conscious of the decisions only after we start acting on them. Many may find that disturbing. But the implications for leadership are profound.
In this provocative yet practical book, renowned speaking coach and communication expert Nick Morgan highlights recent research that shows how humans are programmed to respond to the nonverbal cues of otherssubtle gestures, sounds, and signalsthat elicit emotion. He then provides a clear, useful framework of seven “power cues” that will be essential for any leader in business, the public sector, or almost any context. You’ll learn crucial skills, from measuring nonverbal signs of confidence, to the art and practice of gestures and vocal tones, to figuring out what your gut is really telling you.
This concise and engaging guide will help leaders and aspiring leaders of all stripes to connect powerfully, communicate more effectively, and command influence.
|Publisher:||Harvard Business Review Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Nick Morgan, founder of Public Words Inc., is one of America’s top communication and speech coaches. He is a former Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was affiliated with the school’s Center for Public Leadership. From 1998 to 2003, he served as editor of the Harvard Management Communication Letter. He is the author of the acclaimed book, Working the Room, reprinted in paperback as Give Your Speech, Change the World.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Invisible Force Thai Rules Human Interaction 1
Chapter 1 Knowing Your Own Power Cues: Becoming Self-Aware and the Significance of Gesture 23
Chapter 2 Taking Charge of Your Nonverbal Communication: Projecting Your Desired Persona-through Your Emotions 53
Chapter 3 Reading the Unconscious Signals of Others: How to Recognize and Understand Emotional Cues in Gestures 83
Chapter 4 Mastering Your Own Voice: The Most Powerful Leadership Cue 119
Chapter 5 Communicating as Leader: Combining Voice and Body Language for Success 145
Chapter 6 Using Your Intuition Effectively: What Your Gut Is Really Saying -and How to Leverage It 175
Chapter 7 Synchronizing Minds: How to Use Story to Get on the Same Wavelength 201
Conclusion: Community and Communication Radical Authenticity 231
About the Author 261