You don't get to vote on your perceptions, but you can manage them…

There’s nothing phony or wrong about managing your perception – it's what you do with your products and brands all the time! Perceptions are formed in an instant. They are constantly reformed. If you're not in charge of managing your perception, others will do it for you.

A Gallup study found that 70% of the reason people get on board with you is not because of your personality, your perceptions, your brilliance or your power – it's based on how you manage the mundane moments with them. How you manage the hundreds of mundane moments is one of the keys to executive presence that allows you to be seen as a strong leader – or not.