In Leadership Material readers gain insight into how personal experiences greatly influence executive presence (EP) and help leaders become more authentic in their interactions with employees. Jones, who has coached hundreds of leaders during her 30-year career, has discovered that real executive presence results from "blending personal experiences with professional identity," and in her debut book, she offers practical guidance for leaders searching for new ways to be effective. Through compelling stories and examples taken directly from Jones' coaching sessions with leaders and their teams, readers will learn how to:
- Make enduring behavioral changes to increase their effectiveness and produce business results.
- Develop the capacity for empathy and how to read responses from individuals and groups while maintaining authority.
- Be present in communicating expectations to those around them.
- Maintain emotional equilibrium under stressful conditions.
- Adopt a new "leadership language" which when combined with new behaviors, shifts perceptions and creates alignment amongst disparate groups.
Everything you need to know to become an exceptional leader is right here! - Marshall Goldsmith - Thinkers50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World
Diana Jones enables you to create a presence wherein others follow you without being asked, people support you with being influenced, and repute is manifest without being forced. Leadership Material
is a tour de force for building and sustaining personal impact. - Alan Weiss, PhD author, 'Million Dollar Consulting', and 'Million Dollar Maverick'
Creating a more powerful and influential executive presence is the differentiator for the most powerful leaders in the world, and Diana's book comes at the perfect time-when we are exhausted by the old paradigms of leadership and anticipate and welcome a more thoughtful, socially intelligent leader to take us onto the new horizons in our organizations. - Libby Wagner, advisor to global CEOs and author of 'The Influencing Option'
Diana Jones hits the nail of challenges and opportunity for leadership on its head. Leadership Material
tackles hard topics that can be uncomfortable to deal with, but, are game-changers for any professional looking optimize their influence and accelerate their success. - Karen Post, international branding expert, author of 'Brand Turnaround' and 'Brain Tattoos'