“If you’re going to help others, you are the instrument. Your presence, how you come across, what you say, your composure, the quality and tone of your energy, how you respond to the group, and what you model—That presence is the tool.”

Today we’re going to be diving into a topic that is absolutely essential for effective leadership. It is commonly called “conscious use of self”.

How you show up every moment matters more than you think.

In this episode:

  • The power of using yourself consciously to model desired behaviors
  • Why how you show up as a leader every moment matters
  • The emotional intelligence work that needs to be done to develop the ability to consciously use yourself as an instrument of change

Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.


Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode

“This notion of learning to consciously use yourself as an instrument is really what leadership is all about.”

“We have a tremendous capacity to transform the situations we’re in just by a matter of how we come across.”

“My famous line and my magic question is always being able to say, what is needed here, and use this self-awareness to lead authentically and make impactful decisions.”

“It’s about expressing yourself in the role that you’re playing, and understanding what is needed here.”

“In the end, it’s not all about you. It’s about being a conduit for change, being a conduit for transformation, and also showing up in a way that is in service of others, not just in service of you.”


Resource Links: 

If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out my book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.

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Janet is the founder of Power Presence Academy.  She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.