Book News: August 1st, 2011

Carol Kinsey Goman explores how body language can help or hurt how you lead.

Aspiring and seasoned leaders have been trained to manage their leadership communication in many important ways. And yet, all their efforts to communicate effectively can be derailed by even the smallest nonverbal gestures such as the way they sit in a business meeting, or stand at the podium at a speaking engagement.

In The Silent Language of Leaders, Goman explains that personal space, physical gestures, posture, facial expressions, and eye contact communicate louder than words and, thus, can be used strategically to help leaders manage, motivate, lead global teams, and communicate clearly in the digital age.

She draws on compelling psychological and neuroscience research to show leaders how to adjust their body language for maximum effect.

Published by Jossey Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-87636-7. £16. 47