Power, Poise, and Presence
A New Approach to Authentic Leadership
by Lizette Warner
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Pub Date 02 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 08 Mar 2023
Succeed or fail.
That’s what we tell ourselves when facing the uncertainty of advancing. Working hard or leaning in is what we do to get ahead. When that fails, we try harder, get frustrated, or give up. Acclaimed healthcare scientist and certified leadership coach Dr. Lizette Warner offers an alternate approach. Tackle doubt and fear with an easy-to-follow recipe. Add the tools you need to be powerful with or without a leadership role. Be poised amid uncertainty or in discomfort. Be confident in emotional situations or amid turmoil.
Dr. Warner, outlines the research behind this exciting new approach using biomarkers. She shares principles, techniques, and stories from clients and their lives. Power, Poise, and Presence explains how to lead with clear communication tools. Conquer your discomfort. Learn how to manage in uncertainty. Be unfazed in any situation.
In the tradition of Brené Brown’s Daring Leadership or Steven R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; Power, Poise, and Presence offers a dramatic new approach to authentic leadership. Full of experiential storytelling, research-backed data, personal reflection, and practical advice, it’s a must-read roadmap to how we can all be better leaders.
About the Author:
Lizette Warner, PhD, is the Sr. Director of MR Oncology collaborations for Philips, author, speaker, and certified leadership coach.
Lizette grew up the youngest of 4 in Chicago, speaking only Spanish in her neighborhood until she went to school. Precocious and talented, learning her work ethic from her mother who left school in the third grade to support her family, she graduated in the top of her class from high school, studied Electrical Engineering, and after working abroad in telecom, she pursued her dream of getting a doctoral degree.
With two small kids, she and her husband moved across the country so Lizette could study at the Mayo Clinic. A few years into her studies, her husband lost his job, making the family’s future uncertain. This is where Lizette learned how to embrace discomfort, uncertainty, and became her parent’s example of overcoming the seemingly impossible to finish her studies, being the sole provider for the family while she was finishing her PhD.
She joined Philips after interviewing and landing a job she never applied for or knew existed. She was quickly promoted and found herself on a leadership team, coaching her direct reports and running clinical collaborations for the company. She used her coaching education and certification (Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation) to help struggling VPs, C level leaders and aspiring directors advance in their careers.
Lizette’s older brother contracted pancreatic cancer as she was graduating from the Mayo Clinic, Lizette understands the power of searching for cancer biomarkers, the ones that can tell physicists and physicians if treatment is having an impact or not.
Lizette is part of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and has served on the task force, TG294, for Magnetic Resonance Biomarkers in Radiation Oncology Report. She has published or co-authored numerous scientific publications. She has spoken at TEDx, Winter Institute of Medical Physics, various universities, and global Philips events.
In 2010, Lizette’s older brother lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. This was the moment Lizette discovered her recipe for peace, which she talks about in her book as an example of how biomarkers can be used outside of Power, Poise, and Presence.
She is part of CHIEF, the private network for women leaders, serving as a guide for other women leaders. In working with men and women struggling to make sense of uncertainty, lack of actionable feedback, and knowing what to do when there is no playbook for unique leadership situations, she wrote her approach based on her healthcare biomarker expertise fused with her leadership development work to scale her results to others quickly.