Past Event

Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership -What If Charisma Could Be Taught?

Thu, Aug 2 2012 - 6:00pm

Olivia Fox Cabane: Charisma and Leadership - What If Charisma Could Be Taught?

Olivia Fox Cabane, Chief Charisma Coach, Spitfire; Author, The Charisma Myth

Most of us assume that charisma is something you're either born with, or not. But science is proving otherwise. What makes people charismatic, and which aspects of charisma can indeed be learned? This talk will present the highlights of a few compelling studies, as well as practical tools for everyday application.

For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into an applied science: In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers claim they could raise or lower people's level of charisma as if they were turning a dial. In The Charisma Myth, Cabane takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them. She breaks charisma down into its fundamental components.

MLF: Business and Leadership / Science and Technology
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 for students (with valid ID)
Program organizer: Chisako Ress and Nafeesah Rasheed
Also know: Part of the Future of Work series, sponsored by Wells Fargo and Ernst & Young