Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence

  • 2h 21m
  • Connie Dieken
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2013

If you want to make change in your organization and in your world, and advance your own career, you need to become a person who can effectively influence others to take action. When looking to bring about organizational change of any kind, the main skill required is influence. Nothing will help your cause more than being able to effectively influence others to take action. Become the Real Deal presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Author Connie Dieken calls these dividends your Return on Influence® (ROI).

You’ll discover your own Centers of Influence through a series of visual dashboards and learn how to capitalize on these Centers of Influence to become the powerful, purposeful authority you’re meant to be.

  • Readers will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility.
  • Connie Diekenis the country’s foremost Fortune 500 communication coach and executive coach to the world’s top brands, an Emmy award winning former TV news anchor, reporter, and inductee of the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

For anyone seeking to be the “real deal,” this book uncovers the strengths and skills you need to gain influence and lead your organization to success.

About the Author

Think of Connie Dieken as Marshall Goldsmith in a dress. You'll discover an executive coach to the world's top brands who helps skyrocket senior leaders into superstars and transform them into the real deal.

On stage, you'll see Connie weave her leadership coaching adventures with ripped-from-the-headlines pop culture feats and flops. You'll experience a potent combination of insights, energy, humor and humility as she pinpoints precisely why some people rise to their highest potential -- and others fall short.

Prior to launching her coaching firm in 2000, Connie was a television producer and anchorwoman. She won six Emmy awards, a Telly award and was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

She's the author of the bestseller, Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen. The audio version, which she narrated, rocketed to #1 of all books in any genre on iTunes. It's a fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to help anyone become a more influential leader and communicator.

Connie is a weekly contributor to "The Huffington Post" and she's also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Men's Health, Women's Day and Crain's Business.

In this Book

  • Become The Real Deal—The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence
  • Foreword
  • Introduction—What Is the Real Deal?
  • What Is Inner Presence? Managing Yourself
  • Centered Inner Presence
  • Too Little—The Worrier
  • Too Much—The Egotist
  • What Is Verbal Presence? Managing Your Words
  • Centered Verbal Presence
  • Too Little—The Mouse
  • Too Much—The Motor Mouth
  • What Is Outer Presence? Managing Your Reputation
  • Centered Outer Presence
  • Too Little The Ghost
  • Too Much—The Pretender