Why do some leaders effortlessly earn trust and create environments where we thrive while others come off as sterile and struggle to create a welcoming space? Bestselling author, Vanessa Van Edwards, says it’s because some people have naturally high charisma, or a harmonious blend of warmth and competence, and others have to work to cultivate charisma. Vanessa is the author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, her TED Talk has over 54 million views, and she’s spent nearly 17 years formulating, researching, and writing her newest book Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication. She joins me in this episode to talk about the science of charisma and how you can use it in your life to be a better leader, entrepreneur, friend, or partner.