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Self-Awareness – A key component of executive presence and successful leadership

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

What is Self-Awareness?

The Oxford English Dictionary definition of self-awareness is “Conscious knowledge of one’s own character and feelings”.  The first psychological study of self-awareness dates back to the early 1970s, and more recently the work of Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence (knowing one’s internal states, preferences, resources and intuitions) has recognised that self-awareness is a major contributor to success, both at work and in day to day life.  Read More

Leadership Presence

Posted July 25th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

As an Executive Coaching practice we frequently work with our clients on leadership presence and impact.  Sometimes it is described to us as a desire for more gravitas – a wish to cultivate an air of natural authority, be unflappable, depict calm confidence, or achieve an air of being worth listening to.  Presence or gravitas is usually presented as a key ingredient in achieving greater success or renown, and more often than not our clients would like a few handy tips… however in our experience this is an inside job!  The source of real presence requires the client to uncover and make sense of their stories – to go below the line. Read More

How developing a Reflective Practice will enhance your Leadership impact

Posted May 24th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News
  “We had the experience – but missed the meaning”          T.S Eliot


Leadership can often be confused with a level of seniority, a role or a title, but in fact the work of leading is about influencing people and processes in the service of accomplishing a collective aim or group goal.  It is about creating results that benefit the organisation’s stakeholders. Read More

A Reflection for International Coaching Week

Posted May 10th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News
Fire By Judy Brown

What makes a fire burn is space between the logs, a breathing space. Too much of a good thing, too many logs packed in too tight can douse the flames almost as surely as a pail of water would. Read More

Hiring Lessons from Google!

Posted March 26th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

One of our recent guest speakers at Praesta, Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence, recently tweeted a link to a Washington Post article on what Google have discovered about their most successful hires.   Read More

The power and the importance of trust: Judith E. Glaser

Posted February 14th, 2018 by Praesta Team in Latest News

Late last year we had the privilege of sharing a conversation with Judith E. Glaser, author and organisational anthropologist who spent 35 years working with neuroscientific research about how our brains work when we are in conversation with each other. Her work is termed ‘Conversational Intelligence’®.  In 2016 it was selected by Forbes as one of the top trends in business, and in 2017 Microsoft identified it as a ‘century game changer’. Read More