Heart-to-Heart Connection

To inspire and be inspired!

Become the Change You Want to See in the World

“How?” you might ask — a fair question, indeed.

Charisma — love, strength, and the heart-to-heart connection — my friends.

John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther king Jr., Steve Jobs, Mary Kay Ash, and Barack Obama to name a few — are charismatic!

According to The Truth About Managing People, such leaders:

  • are confident
  • possess a strong vision that proposes and instills hope for a better future
  • radiate strong convictions in the vision
  • are willing to enact radical change

Some are born charismatic, but most (like me) are not.  The good news is, charisma can be learned!  Here’s how!

  • Convey confidence — Project a powerful, confident, and dynamic presence.  Talk directly to people, maintain eye contact, stand tall.
  • Articulate an overarching goal — Specify unconventional ways of achieving your vision to others.  Get people to buy into your ideas.
  • Communicate high expectations and confidence in others’ ability to meet these expectations.  Expect goals to be met.

Maintain optimism!  Use passion to generate enthusiasm!  Communicate with your whole being, your whole body — not just words!  Create a bond that will inspire others to follow.  Tap into people’s emotions — establish emotional bond and connection!

President Obama has inspired many.

Our president’s ability to lead + our effort to become the change we want to see in our world = the degree of change we’ll experience in the next four years.

All things are possible when we all work together.

I am hopeful.  I feel change.

I see great things to come!

January 21, 2009 - Posted by | Asia, Attitude, Book Review, Change, Collaboration, Dream, Education, Europe, Introspection, Leadership, Love, Marketing, Mind, Passion, Peace, People, Politics, Purpose, Soul, Spirit, Success | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Congratulations to President Obama and to all Americans.The peaceful and orderly transition of power is something you can rightly be proud of. Your ability to self-correct through the various stages of your nation’s history augur well for your future.

    As a foreigner who wants good things to happen in any and all parts of the world, I wish Americans will work more in harmony with their president. How successful Obama can be as American president will depend on how well his fellow-Americans can rein in their demands for their expectations to be satisfied.


    Keep the hopes alive

    Comment by serendipity hopeful | January 22, 2009 | Reply

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