Every result starts with an action, taking a step with an end in mind.
Leaders with Presence energise people to be in action, to produce exceptional results with maximal clarity, alignment, and impact.
All too often in our fast paced world, the pressures from inside ourselves and from external circumstances get in the way of great people producing astounding results. Energy gets dissipated through lack of alignment, conflicting intention and mixed messages. Habit, reactive patterns, status and control can get in the way.
Leaders with Presence pull together the disparate forces of individuals, groups and agencies, so the right people take the right step in a timely and appropriate way to maximise efficiency and productivity.
Presence equips people in positions of power to be optimally prepared for, and able to adapt to, changes and challenges, enabling them to provide dynamic and effective leadership.
Presence means people show up, connected to who they are, to others, and to the bigger picture.
Presence brings confidence, calm, natural authority, and the ability to intelligently self-regulate emotions.
For the business as a whole this means:
• Purposeful meetings
• Clear communication
• Intelligent focused decisions
• Future-fit leadership
• Alignment around common values and purpose
• Impactful relationships across boundaries, professional and cultural
• Ownership, buy-in and new possibilities for impactful action
• Trust, respect and transparency
In this book, we bring you the what, the why, and the how of leading with Presence. We break it down so you can master presence for yourself, and pass this essential competency of leadership on to others.
“In today’s complex and uncertain world, Presence is the key currency of leadership. In this book, Andy Parsons and Dr. Barbara Mariposa explore what having and leading with Presence means. Through simple techniques that encompass the whole person, the Presence Pyramid model and associated tools deliver a pragmatic, relevant and highly valuable book for anyone wishing to lead in the 21st century.
Leading with Presence brings clarity (why?), context (how?), simplicity of understanding (so what?), and practical tools (what next?) to demystify a hitherto enigmatic concept.
Scientifically heart-warming, this book is a must read for leaders, managers and professionals looking to develop their Presence in the workplace.”
CEO, Kamwell, The Employee Wellbeing Company.
“I write this review with the experience of my own […] anxiety fuelled depression. Today we live in a very anxious world. A world where at work we are expected to do more with less and be available 24 hours 7 days a week. Our work seems to become all-encompassing in our lives and begins to identify us. Laid over this technology-overload, lack of downtime, overstimulation, sedentary lives, and fatigue, are all the ingredients to illnesses such as depression and anxiety. We have forgotten to recover and appreciate the need to take time-out and care for ourselves.
This short book is therefore much needed and timely. It hits the spot to help overstretched people (parents, partners, children, employees, managers, leaders) maximise their potential and wellbeing simultaneously.
Simple, easy to read, full of useful and scientifically validated tools, and based on the authors’ unique and highly memorable model, the Presence Pyramid, it will help everyone recapture the energy an engagement to live their lives and do their jobs better - bring out the best in themselves and the people they work and interact with. Presence is the missing link for effective people skills, and a key ingredient for mental health in today’s fluctuating and pressured working environment. "Leading with Presence" is pragmatic, punchy and performance-orientated - read it then put it into practice.”
Former Global Vice President, HR UNILEVER. Global
Campaigner and Advocate for Mental Health, CoFounder Minds At Work Movement.