‘Leadership presence’ topic of Wednesday’s Business Breather webinar

The importance of a positive leadership presence will be discussed at the next Business Breathers webinar planned for this Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

Business Breathers is a new weekly webinar series facilitated by the Goodman School of Businesses’ Goodman Group. It features 30 minutes of live industry and faculty expert-led discussions, followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer period. Topics focus on leadership, management and innovation, as well as the financial and social impacts of trending topics.

This week, personal branding expert Barbara Devine will share how using effective communication skills can enhance one’s leadership presence and ultimately influence and motivate others.

“Leadership presence is what people say about you when you’re not in the room,” Devine said. “It’s your image and how people perceive you. For example, a strong leader is often described as authentic, credible, empathetic and confident.”

Devine said that managing people’s perceptions is an intangible skill that can be learned over time.

“No one is born a leader,” she said. “Building leadership presence is easy to do. It involves learned skills that apply to everyone. You just have to practise them.”

Before founding her own company Impact and Performance six years ago, Devine worked in management and executive positions for more than 30 years.

Although the Business Breathers webinars are intended for the Niagara business community of entrepreneurs and leaders, everyone is welcome to participate, including Brock University students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Interested participants are asked to register online. A confirmation email will provide a Lifesize link to access the webinar at the date and time it is planned.


Upcoming Business Breathers:

Leadership presence
Presented by Barbara Devine, CEO and Founder of Impact and Performance
Wednesday, June 3 at 11 a.m.

Working from home: Insights into the new norm
Panel discussion led by Glenn Skrubbeltrang, Lecturer, Goodman School of Business
Wednesday, June 10 at 11 a.m.

Understanding distributed leadership
Presented by Camille Rutherford, Vice-Provost, Strategic Partnerships and International, Brock University
Wednesday, June 17 at 11 a.m.

COVID-19: Good governance or a good crisis for governance?
Presented by Samir Trabelsi, Professor, Goodman School of Business
Wednesday, June 24 at 11 a.m.


Recordings available for past webinars:

Managing through the unimaginable
Presented by Andrew Gaudes, Dean, Goodman School of Business

The ethics of exploiting loopholes
Presented by Paul Dunn, Professor, Goodman School of Business

Brave new worlds: How augmented reality transforms marketing
Presented by Joachim Scholz, Assistant Professor, Goodman School of Business

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