THREE SIPS OF LEADERSHIP INSIGHT
TO START YOUR DAY
Some leaders have a unique ability to make meaningful connections with the people with whomever they are speaking. Call it natural charm or learned networking skills, either way - charismatic leadership has impact.
- Express your feelings. Charismatic people tend to genuinely and spontaneously express what they feel. This causes "emotional contagion" - people naturally pick up their expressions, vocalizations and eventually the emotions transfer to the people with whom they are speaking.
- Use words people can relate to. If people constantly feel as if they have to reach for a dictionary to keep up, they tune out and distance themselves. There is a reason that the most popular presidential candidates of the 2016 cycle speak at a 4th - 6th grade reading level.
- Mirror the other person. Psychologists have found that when two people are getting along, they start to mirror each other’s bodies as a sign of trust and safety. The other person crosses his legs, so do you. You take a sip of water, so does the other person. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.