Posts Tagged ‘calm assertiveness’
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Cesar Millan coaches dog owners in leadership. We coach leaders in leadership. How could these be similar? In at least one key way: that both people and dogs trust a leader who assumes the role consistently and confidently. This combination builds attention and trust. Interestingly, Cesar Millan rarely uses words. Leaders of people rely heavily on words. But leaders can learn a lot about leadership, executive presence, and presentation skills by being nonverbal. Millan has his dog owners hold their heads high and be “calm assertive.” Old style CEOs thought the last thing they should be is calm assertive. Instead, they had to be highly charismatic and engaging. Well, Cesar is getting it right for CEOs as well as dog owners. Conveying calm and confidence, especially in these challenging economic times, does work.